Links to websites of interest to veterans

Publication of links does not imply endorsement by the American Legion or Post 346 of the products or services listed.


                                                        Throughout the history of our great nation, Veterans have made the commitment to protect our

                                                        country, serving and sacrificing for what matters most. Whether they just came home or completed

                                                        their service many years ago, their experiences and sacrifices have an impact on their lives.

                                                  The Veterans Crisis Line  is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and

                                                        their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) responders. The

                                                        professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of

                                                        all ages and circumstances. Veterans Crisis Line responders provide support when issues such as

                                                        chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, and even homelessness - reach a crisis point.

                                                        Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and

                                                        friends are going through. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 - Press 1, chat online

                                                        at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support

                                                        24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with the Department of

                                                        Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care. There are many simple actions we can take to help

                                                        Veterans access the care they deserve and have earned. Visit the Veterans Crisis Line online to learn

                                                        how you can help. Spread the word about the Veterans Crisis Line.  It matters.


                                                        According to the 2012 U.S. Census, Veterans age 65 or older numbered in excess of 12.4 million.

                                                        These Veterans served in conflicts around the world including World War II, the Korean War, the

                                                        Vietnam War and even in the Persian Gulf War. As Veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs

                                                        will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues including the changing health risks

                                                        they face, as well as financial challenges through VA benefits and health services. Elderly Veterans

                                                        may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. VA benefits include

                                                        disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational

                                                        rehabilitation, and burial. See our Veterans page for an overview of the benefits available to all Veterans.


                                                        Are you a Military Caregiver? - Do you do things for someone who serves or has served in the Armed

                                                        Forces that he/she can't do for themselves? Do you help them with stress, emotional issues, anger

                                                        or depression? Do you take them to medical appointments or arrange health care for them? Do you

                                                        sometimes feel alone or isolated in your duties because no one around you does the same thing or

                                                        seems to understand? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be a military caregiver,

                                                        and there is help and resources available to you.

                                                        The Elizabeth Dole Foundation provides caregiving support, peer networking and training for

                                                        caregivers of military servicemembers and veterans at www.elizabethdolefoundation.org
                                                        Caregiver Advocate Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs provides tools and resources

                                                        for military caregivers at www.caregiver.va.gov

                                                        Military and Veteran Caregiver Network offers an online peer support network and other services

                                                        for military caregivers at www.milvetcaregivers

                                                       
US Food and Drug Administration Recalls  Protecting and promoting your health. Learn about

                                                        important recalls and prescription information that may directly affect you. Recalls are actions taken by

                                                        a firm to remove a product from the market. The recalls listed on this website are generally Class I,

                                                        which means there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a product will cause serious

                                                        adverse health consequences or death. If you have a medicine that has been recalled, talk to your health

                                                        care professional about the best course of action. Stores generally have a return and refund policy when

                                                        a company has announced a recall of its products.


                                                        My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Service

                                                        members, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team.

                                                        It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care. Also

                                                        available are your VA immunization records, more detailed lab reports and a list of your current medical

                                                        issues. These features are in addition to prescription refills, VA Appointments and Secure Messaging.


                                                        eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research,

                                                        find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers: A personalized

                                                        workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. You can apply for

                                                        benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This

                                                        workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account. eBenefits also provides you

                                                        with a catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits.


                                                        Calling all women who served in the United States Military.  Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you

                                                        have a Veteran ID card?  Do you receive any benefits from the VA, like the GI Bill?  Do you receive health

                                                        care benefits from VA?  If you do not know the answers to these questions Department of Veterans

                                                        Affairs (VA) established a call center just for you. The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers

                                                        questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the

                                                        nation about VA services and resources.  The call is free: 1-855-VA-WOMEN


                                                       Older Vets and retirees are becoming increasingly popular targets for identity thieves.One way identity

                                                        theft can be prevented is by enrolling in an identity theft protection service that will prevent identity theft

                                                        from ever occurring. Because the options for choosing an identity theft protection service can be

                                                        complicated, Reviews.com has worked hard to develop a completely free resource that will help

                                                        guide veterans, retirees, and their families in choosing an identity theft protection service that best suits

                                                        their needs. Our guide is filled with in-depth reviews, detailed comparisons, and expert ratings. We

                                                        looked at 26 different services and rated them on 33 different features to provide an unbiased and fact

                                                        driven guide.  We hope you find the Reviews.com resource useful.


                                                        The Federal Trade Commission offers all consumers information about how to recover from identity

                                                        theft. Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your

                                                        permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation

                                                        and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Here’s how to begin to limit the harm from identity

                                                        theft.


                                                        Extensive lists of military and veteran discounts are available on:

                                                       

                                                        Here at Coupon Chief, we know that freedom really isn’t free. We’re thankful to veterans from every

                                                        branch of the military, whether combat vets or stateside support. Everyone who raised a hand to

                                                        declare allegiance to the flag and country, then made themselves available to defend it, is a hero in our

                                                        estimation. The aim of this guide is to show veterans some of the many benefits extended to them from

                                                        grateful businesses like ours. You deserve every penny of the savings and every bit of the gratitude

                                                        you’ll find here.
                                              

                                                        Military.com believes that the benefits earned in military service should be easier to access and written

                                                        in plain English. They're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience

                                                        throughout life.



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