Health & Safety

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TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

TRICARE provides health coverage for active duty and retired service members, their families, and survivors. TRICARE is run by the Department of Defense (DoD). CHAMPVA is a VA health program.
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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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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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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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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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Disability Claims Based on PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD ] is often a cause or contributing factor in disability claims filed by veterans. 

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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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Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview

Try our checklist to find legal information and where to get help with your legal issue.
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Medicaid Overview

What is Medicaid?

Every state runs a Medicaid program although it may be called something else. For example, California has Medi-Cal; Maine has MaineCare. This program provides health insurance for those who can least afford it.  The coverage is very comprehensive - including doctors visits, hospital care, dental care, prescriptions and mental health care.

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included.