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

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

Where they stand

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As Election Day approaches, see how the 2020 presidential candidates view the issues most important to you DAV—which is a nonpartisan organization—believes its members deserve to know where incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, stand on key veterans issues ahead of the general elections Nov. 3. DAV asked both candidates to discuss specific policies they would propose regarding particular issues. Their responses are presented below as a way for our members to compare the … Read More

Soldier for Life

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Army, RecruitMilitary partnership to connect veterans with DAV services The transition from military to civilian life is a multilayered and often challenging process, but now soldiers exiting service will have additional resources to help them along the way. Longtime DAV partner RecruitMilitary, a Bradley-Morris company, was recently enlisted by the Army to provide employment services and resources through the Army’s Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program to help active, Guard and Reserve soldiers and their spouses. As a result, DAV will … Read More

Tackling veteran suicide

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Legislation introduced in the Senate and House aim to end national epidemic The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 20 veterans commit suicide every day. And while the VA, Congress and the administration have been making strides to combat the nationwide epidemic, the issue still looms large over the veteran community. A 2018 report from the Government Accountability Office showed that VA officials failed to spend millions of dollars set aside for suicide prevention efforts during the previous fiscal year, … Read More

New bill offers expanded benefits

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 will expand benefits for disabled veterans Service-connected disabled veterans and their families will soon have access to certain new privileges—several of which have been long-standing DAV legislative priorities—under the recently signed John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Beginning in January 2020, service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissaries and some Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on bases worldwide. In addition, veterans with … Read More