Position: Serving Veterans

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VA expands aid to Korean War veterans exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs final...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

The basics of veterans’ benefits: Here’s an overview

Happy new year 2011! Nobody really knows what the future holds; it’s a brand-new year, so start it out right by paying a visit to your local Veterans Service Office to find out what VA benefits you...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Coordination key to health care in, out of VA system

Patient comanagement means that the Veterans Administration and a private physician must work together in coordinating a veteran’s health care. If you are a veteran getting care from the VA and you...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA Clinic now offering flu shots, social worker

The Durango Veterans Clinic has received its flu vaccine. Any Veteran enrolled for VA health care is eligible to stop by the clinic for the vaccination. No appointment is required for the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA institutes new regulations on PTSD claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs on July 12 published a final regulation that will make the claims process and access to care easier for veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Disability compensation available to veterans

The Veterans Administration provides disabled former servicemen and women with compensation programs designed to assist these veterans and their dependents. The disability compensation program...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA program provides health services outside system

Under the Veterans Administration's Fee Program (also called Fee Basis or non-VA care), the VA may authorize veteransto receive care at a non-VA health-care facility when the needed services are...

DATE: June 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA offers special health-care services for women veterans

 The number and percentage of women in the military service has grown, and the number of women veterans has grownaccordingly.For more than 200 years, women have made tremendous sacrifices and...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

A day of remembrance: Honoring all who served

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation'sservice.There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with more than two dozen...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

State nursing homes available for eligible veterans

The Colorado Department of Human Services operates the State Veterans Hursing Homes located at Fitzsimons/Aurora,Florence, Homelake/Monte Vista, Rifle and Trinidad. The State Veterans Nursing Home...

DATE: March 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Health services available to veterans

If you are one of the many veterans reaching retirement age, now on Medicare and having a difficult time finding aprimary-care physician, then Veterans Administration health care may be the answer...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA can help veterans experiencing financial hardship

Are you a veteran experiencing financial hardship? Are you in between jobs? The Department of Veterans Affairs canhelp.The VA Medical Care Hardship program may help veterans qualify for health-care...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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