Tag Archives: Veterans Administration

March 2013 issue of On Watch now online

The latest issue of MLTF’s quarterly newsletter, On Watch, released to subscribers a month ago, is now available to the pubic.

XXIV.1 March 2013

Contents:

  • The Basics of Navigating the VA
  • Vets Sue Army Over Less Than Honorable Discharges
  •  MLTF news and notes
  • Women in Combat: The History and The Future
  • New Policies on Military Sexual Assault, Abuse in 2013 NDAA
  • IVAW Right to Heal Campaign Update
  • Bradley Manning Update: Judge Rules Treatment Illegal

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Navigating the VA

A basic guide to how the VA system works and how to get earned benefits, along with practice pointers for vets and their advocates.

By Becca von Behren

Whether a service member wants to stay in the military or is fighting to get out, eventually, that person will be a veteran, and the Department of Veterans Affairs may play a significant role in the transition from active duty to veteran status.

This article gives a very basic overview of some of the more relevant principles of VA benefits, how the VA system works and some common myths about benefit entitlement. A few “practice pointers” are included to help avoid mistakes that newly discharged people often make in their encounters with the VA.

December 2012 issue of ‘On Watch’ now online

The latest issue of MLTF’s quarterly newsletter, On Watch, released to subscribers a month ago, is now available to the pubic.

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XXIII.4 December 2012 Contents:

  • Advocacy to address sexual assault in the military
  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) update
  • Update on Bradley Manning trial
  • Counseling servicemembers in
  • Coffee Strong to become first worker center for servicemembers
  • MLTF news and notes
  • MLTF at 2012 NLG Convention

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