VETERAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

RFP Staff/Rodney Cress, Veteran Advocate

VETERAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

New law requires the VA to reconsider previously denied claims for World War II veterans who were exposed to nitrogen mustard gas, sulfur mustard gas or lewisite as a result of government testing.

The provision directs the VA to reconsider all previously denied mustard gas and lewisite exposure claims of World War II veterans who were exposed during tests at 22 recognized locations. The VA is instructed to consider that supporting documentation of the testing may be unavailable as these tests were classified, or the records may have been destroyed and veterans who participated were sworn to secrecy.

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3218/BILLS-115hr3218enr.pdf

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act signed by President Trump on Wednesday, August 23. This bill speeds up the process of veterans appealing claims over disability benefits:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2288/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+2288%22%5D%7D&r=1

Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, H.R. 3218 passed by House and Senate and signed into Law by the President:

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3218/BILLS-115hr3218enr.pdf

Report on the W.G. (Bill) Heffner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, N.C.:

https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-00576-310.pdf

Honorably Discharged Veterans can Now Shop Tax Free at AAFES:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/honorably-discharged-veterans-shop-tax-free-48757755

Veterans starting July 8th, if you call a Salisbury VA phone extension from an old list, you must add 1+ extension number, and 2 for Kernersville and add 3 for Charlotte.

Read about Vietnam Veteran’s Day by Scrolling Down on Senator Richard Burr’s Page (below):

https://rowanfreepress.com/2016/10/20/agent-orange-newsletter-information-for-vietnam-era-veterans-and-their-families/

https://www.burrforsenate.com/2016/09/12/burr-campaign-announces-veterans-burr-leadership-team/ (Veteran Advocate Rodney Cress on Senator Burr’s Leadership Team)

https://www2.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000003,002391,002395,003166,003093 (Veteran’s Apprentice Programs)

http://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/burr-bill-to-expand-dental-care-for-veterans-becomes-law

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=C0255BE7-4C28-4B55-8143-DC62AEF8DFA7

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=9E738A59-C605-4BA5-AFCC-1E5FABE55879

https://rowanfreepress.com/2016/05/01/fewer-veterans-in-congress/

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=A80D86A4-6442-404F-AC8E-0B96AC4DDCF5

http://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/following-pressure-from-burr-and-tillis-va-grants-disability-benefits-to-lejeune-veterans-with-bladder-cancer-

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/10/review-links-agent-orange-bladder-cancer-hypothyroidism/81605808/

http://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/sens-burr-ayotte-daines-hoeven-and-tillis-introduce-veterans-choice-improvement-act

https://rowanfreepress.com/2016/03/03/veteran-scam-alert-be-aware-of-irs-scams-its-that-time-of-year/

http://www.vgagolf.org/homepage/start_page.php

http://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/tillis-and-burr-air-force-will-be-held-accountable-following-decision-to-deactivate-the-440th-

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/12/15/veterans-serving-at-camp-lejeune-between-august-1-1953-to-december-31-1987-are-eligible-for-benefits-from-water-contamination/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/11/25/veterans-walgreens-has-partnered-with-the-va-to-provide-flu-shots-at-no-charge-to-veterans-with-proper-id/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/14/president-obama-award-medal-honor

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/agent-orange/agent-orange-summer-2015/index.asp

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2727

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/09/17/letter-to-the-editor-opposition-to-a-possible-change-in-standards-for-medals-of-valor/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/08/12/veterans-free-new-mobile-app-now-available-to-help-vets-with-information-about-their-benefits/

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp#veterans

http://www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/VeteranServices.aspx

http://rowancountyveterans.com/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/08/05/veterans-affairs-set-to-award-disability-status-to-poisoned-vets-from-camp-lejeune/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/07/06/free-coffee-and-refreshments-for-veterans-the-first-monday-of-each-month-at-tilley-harley-davidson-of-salisbury/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/07/31/good-news-for-veterans-congress-passes-law-allowing-issuance-of-veterans-id-card/

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/06/18/vas-new-rules-on-agent-orange-reject-most-previously-filed.html

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/01/21/important-information-about-the-va-choice-card/

http://www.rowancountync.gov/HOME/tabid/752/ctl/Details/Mid/3922/ItemID/6345/Default.aspx

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/06/10/letter-to-the-editor-video-military-chaplains-orders-follow-policy-not-scripture/

http://www.doa.nc.gov/vets/documents/NC4Vets-Catalog.pdf

http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/agency/2015/05/05/veteran-benefits/26926639/

Poor sleep among veterans linked to dementia

VA eliminates net worth as Veteran health care eligibility factor

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/24/va-says-it-will-relax-40-mile-rule-for-private-medical-care/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/03/22/veterans-alert-upgrade-ptsd-claims/

http://www.doa.nc.gov/showrelease.aspx?ID=0002-12MAR15

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/03/12/letter-to-the-editor-great-news-for-veterans/

The HillVets 100 of 2015

https://rowanfreepress.com/2015/01/15/attention-veterans-an-important-message-on-military-service-and-social-security/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2014/12/13/playing-the-veteran-card-for-money/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2014/11/19/veterans-have-earned-access-to-quality-health-care-do-your-part-to-speed-up-va-wait-time/

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/2014/12/01/ptsd-discharge-upgrades/19282091/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2014/08/28/free-transporation-for-veterans-in-rowan-and-surrounding-counties%e2%80%8f/

https://rowanfreepress.com/2014/06/03/north-carolina-division-of-veterans-affairs-launches-vet-tip-hotline-for-usva-allegations/

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