The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is further enforcing its commitment to improving veterans’ health care with a new initiative. Announced at the 2016 American Telemedicine Association’s conference, the new initiative will bring five VA Mental Health Telehealth Resource Centers into existence. The telehealth centers will establish offices at the following locations: Charleston, SC Salt Lake City, UT Pittsburgh, PA A group of facilities in Boise, Seattle, and Portland The fifth center, already up and running in West Haven, CT, specializes in the most severe types of mental health disorders, such as chronic depression and bipolar disorder. These centers will … Read More »
Protecting Veterans Rights
The Veterans Help Group assists disabled veterans at every stage of the VA disability benefits process. If you received a discharge other than dishonorable and your disability is service-connected, then you should qualify for benefits. The VA compensates direct and secondary disabilities. So if you lost a body part during service and became depressed because of it, you may qualify for your amputation and your depression.
We help with the initial application all the way through appeal. Whether you need help filing for benefits, fighting a low disability rating, or appealing a denial, let us help. We believe that nobody deserves compensation for a disability more than veterans who became disabled while serving their country. We can help you get the VA disability benefits you earned.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) community-driven initiative, MyVA Communities, hopes to reach a 100-community milestone by the end of 2016. MyVA Communities is a program designed to bring veterans in local areas together and give them the opportunity to … Read More »
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently held a press briefing led by Dr. David J. Shulkin, the Under Secretary for Health, regarding the latest improvements to the VA healthcare system. Shulkin discussed the progress of several initiatives regarding access … Read More »
Obtaining a medical disability examination is critical to applying for veterans’ disability benefits. This exam gives a veteran his disability rating, which is how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines compensation amounts. Currently, several companies hold contracts to provide … Read More »
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding the options for veterans to enroll in their VA healthcare programs, effective immediately for combat veterans. The VA can now process applications for VA healthcare enrollment over the phone without a signed … Read More »
For years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided care for veterans suffering from hepatitis C. Until recently, the VA only provided care to patients at the later stages of the disease in order to make best use of … Read More »
On February 11, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General released a report regarding their assessment of complaints against the Veterans Crisis Line office in Canandaigua. The complaints against this office included calls not being answered, … Read More »
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on February 5 that its Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) has performed the one-millionth screening of a veteran for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The PSC program began providing trauma care to veterans and … Read More »
The largest study of brain images from active duty military members has revealed that blast-related concussions could lead to ‘brain scarring’. Dr. Gerard Riedy of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center conducted … Read More »
From 1953 to 1987, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune harbored a dangerous secret in its drinking water. Unknown to officials at the time, industrial solvents that can cause serious health conditions were present in the water sources at the camp. … Read More »