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Health & Safety
Incarcerated Veterans Re-Entry Guide
The VA has provided Handbooks for Incarcerated Veterans for each individual state.
The information will guide a veteran through the process of being incarcerated and their release.
Last updated May 2018
How Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare Affect Your Military/Veteran Healthcare?
Ischemic Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease and Agent Orange
Ischemic Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease is a presumptive condition of Agent Orange. IHD/CAD is a heart problem where arteries build up plaque, restricting oxygen flow in the blood which can cause a heart attack. If you served in Vietnam, military service is presumed to cause your IHP/CAD so you don't need evidence to file a disability claim.
Promoting Legal Services within VA Facilities
Sexual Assault in the Military: Where to Get Help
As the media focus on this issue intensifies, the military - and others - have ramped up their efforts to create safe places for victims to turn. Here are links to the resources we have found.
Safe Helpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
PTSD and the Legal System
Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview
Benefits / Financial Resources - Overview
If you are struggling financially, you can benefit from learning about income supports provided by the VA and DoD, as well as needs-based benefits available to the general public.
Examples of VA and DoD benefits:
VA Policy Memo on Military Sexual Trauma 2011
VBA Letter 20-11-23 emphasizes training protocols for VARO staff involved in disability claims related to military sexual trauma [ MST].
It also states that claims examiners must: