Category: Veteran Families
News, events and more specific to military families and families of veterans.
More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility
The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to:
Purple Heart recipients
Former prisoners of war
All veterans with service-connected disabilities
Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
After a disaster, if you’re a Veteran, you can find help and support through the VA and other resources on this page.
Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a Veteran in crisis – or you’re concerned about one – free, confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Veterans Crisis Line is available by… Read more
On July 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reduce Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) monthly premium rates from 7 cents per $1,000 to 6 cents per $1,000 of insurance, along with Family SGLI Program (FSGLI) premium rates for spousal coverage at all age brackets.
SGLI is a program that provides low-cost term life insurance coverage to eligible… Read more
The Veterans Health Administration, Readjustment Counseling Service and its 300 Vet Centers will host Open Houses the month of June to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Vet Centers providing readjustment counseling services to Veterans, active duty service members and their families.
Public Law 96-22 was signed on June 13, 1979 establishing Vet Centers within the VA in response to Vietnam… Read more
WASHINGTON — Yesterday evening President Donald J. Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.”
Beginning in 2017, President Trump proclaimed November… Read more
WASHINGTON — Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael will now have their pending appeals claims for benefits prioritized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), department officials announced.
VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has determined that the significant effects of hurricanes Florence and Michael were sufficient cause for the Board to advance the appeals for counties in… Read more
Seeking applications from disabled American Veterans to participate in the 4VETS4LIFE program, Laura Tubesing promotes the need to change the lives of 10 disabled Veterans through new portals of public participation.
Washington– The 4VETS4LIFE Program is seeking applications from wounded American Veterans to launch its inaugural program which is committed to providing new ways of honoring Americans whose needs exceed… Read more