Links to websites of interest to veterans
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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
The Veterans Crisis Lineis 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 have been 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 (s)he 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
important recalls and prescription information that may directly affect you. Recalls are actions taken by
a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative, by
FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. 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, and you can call as often as you like until you
have the answers to your questions. 1-855-VA-WOMEN
Pleural Mesothelioma, or Mesothelioma of the lungs, is a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos
exposure. Veterans could have been exposed to asbestos while on active duty. When someone who
served our country is diagnosed with any form of mesothelioma, our experienced Veterans Department
engages. We work with veterans and their families to gain access to financial benefits and more help
from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center provides free
support and services to victims and their families to help understand, fight and overcome
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
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. Veterans can save on everything from airplane tickets, to cell phone
services, refrigerators and even burritos! We’ll provide examples of organizations that serve as
clearinghouses for discounts provided to veterans and we’ll point out some additional sources of
special interest. Come on, vets, let’s get started. You deserve every penny of the savings and every
bit of the gratitude you’ll find here.
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