Health & Safety

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Your Rights Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (video)

View this video to learn the basics about how the federal law provides extra leave for some workers, including time to care for injured servicemembers.

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Was your MST-Related VA Benefit Claim Denied? Learn about Special Review Process

How to get your previously denied VA Compensation claim reviewed.

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Military Sexual Trauma Resources for Women

Military Sexual Trauma ( MST) is sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred while the veteran was in the military.

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Getting Treatment for MST

Free VA medical help for victims of MST is improving. Find out where to start.

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How to File a Well-Prepared MST Claim

Military sexual trauma ( MST) is sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. Both men and women serving in the military can suffer from MST. It is important to file your claim as soon as you can. When a claim is awarded, the compensation is calculated back to the date you filed your claim.
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The Homeless Veteran's Resource Guide

Many organizations provide support to homeless veterans.  These services include housing, food programs, educational opportunities, counselling and legal help. Open the attached document to find a comprehensive listing of resources and links. 

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VA Caregiver Support

VA has changed its rules to provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who want to be cared for at home from a primary family caregiver.

Under the new rules, eligible caregivers can receive a financial stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan.

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"Service Animals" and "Assistance Animals:" What Are My Rights?

Learn about the federal laws that support people in need of a service animal.
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Are you unable to get to a VA facility?

Are you not able to get care from a VA hospital because the wait time is too long or the hospital is too far away? A new law passed in 2014 may help you get the VA to pay for care in your local community.
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How does the Affordable Care Act Affect Veterans?

www.va.gov/health/aca

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination.