DAV supports legislation to improve veteran caregiver benefits, programs

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DAV supports two pieces of legislation—introduced in both the House and the Senate—that would improve the current Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for Veteran Caregivers Act, or TEAM Veteran Caregivers Act (S. 2216), was introduced in the Senate during the 116th Congress and would improve current policies by fully incorporating family caregivers within a veteran’s care team, help establish clear standards for VA decision-making and communicating those decisions, … Read More

DAV supports legislation to improve veteran caregiver benefits, programs

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Despite passage of provisions to expand the VA’s caregiver program to all generations as part of the VA MISSION Act in 2018, the fight is far from over to help support those who care for our nation’s veterans. DAV supports two pieces of legislation—introduced in both the Senate and the House—that would, respectively, improve the current Department of Veterans Affairs Comprehensive Caregiver Support Program and open eligibility to even more seriously disabled veterans. S.2216—the Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for … Read More

Wells Fargo Foundation commits $100K to support DAV programs, services for disabled veterans

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The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust is proud to announce the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s VeteranWINS® Grant Program that will support DAV’s mission of providing service to America’s ill and injured veterans and their families. Annually, DAV helps more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways, to include assistance with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018 alone, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits. These services … Read More

Hankook Tire Helps Veterans Across America Through DAV Mobile Service Office and Hankook Heroes Programs

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Partnerships with local tire dealerships brought free services to veterans and their families in their hometowns Nashville, Tenn. – December 20, 2018 – Hankook Tire America Corp. continued its successful partnership with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) in 2018 by expanding its support of the DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) program and helping even more veterans in communities across the country. The MSO program provides free services to veterans and their families. “Providing free assistance and services to America’s heroes is … Read More

DAV expands services nationwide with Mobile Service Office program

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DAV believes that all veterans should have access to the benefits they earned; that is why the organization’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) program treks thousands of miles each year to bring advocacy services directly to the men and women who need it most. Since 2001, DAV’s MSO program has traveled throughout the country to small towns, rural communities and college campuses to counsel, assist and educate veterans and their families on the benefits they are eligible for through their service. In 2016, the offices … Read More

Suicide risk increases following deployments, civilian transition

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Serving in the military has been compared to being a part of a large family, but when a service member leaves the military it can come with countless unknowns, a lot of stress and questions on where to turn for guidance. Researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School recently released a study on time-varying risk factors for suicide among current service members and veterans. The study analyzed nearly 3.8 million current and former service members from 2001 to 2011 and a … Read More

Quick Lane Launches “Trading One Uniform For Another” Scholarship Program for Veterans

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Quick Lane teams up with Disabled American Veterans to launch scholarship program for U.S. military veterans Five veterans to each receive $10,000 towards certification in automotive mechanics Public nomination of veterans can be made at QLtradingone.com.   DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2016 – Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced today the launch of “Trading One Uniform For Another”, a nationwide program developed in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that will award scholarships to U.S. military veterans towards a certification … Read More

VA Programs Reauthorized by Congress

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On September 30, 2015, the House passed S. 2082, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act. This bill, which cleared the Senate a week earlier, extends VA authority to continue certain VA programs, including its Caregiver Support Program. While this measure did not eliminate the sunset date and funding cap for the Caregiver Support Program, DAV worked closely with appropriators and authorizers, strongly recommending an additional $74 million above the President’s request for this program for fiscal year 2016 … Read More

DAV service program hits MAJOR MILESTONE

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1 million veterans now represented by DAV In January, DAV became the first and only organization authorized by 1 million veterans as their accredited representative for claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. DAV has delivered by providing free assistance that has ensured billions of dollars in earned benefits have been granted to America’s veterans. The VA issues a report every other month on how many veterans each organization represents. The final 2014 report had DAV in the mid-900,000s, but … Read More

DAV and DAVA Programs and Services

Service Program  Executive Director Garry Augustine’s Report to the 2017 National Convention “National Commander Riley, National Adjutant Burgess, distinguished guests and delegates to DAV’s 96th National Convention: I am truly honored to present my annual report to the membership as Executive Director of the National Service and Legislative Headquarters in Washington, DC…” Download Report Recapitulation of Service Activities National totals for the year of 2014-2015. Includes New Service Connections, Compensation Increases, Pensions, Retroactive Payments, Power of Attorneys and many more … Read More