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  1. From VA.gov Your Benefits: Active Guard Reserve National Guard and Reserve members with active service may qualify for a variety of VA benefits. Active service includes: Active duty (Title 10) - full-time duty, such as, but not limited to, a unit deployment during war, including travel to and from such duty, OR Full-time National Guard duty (Title 32) - full-time duty, such as responding to a national emergency or duties as an Active Guard Reserve, where you receive pay from the Federal government Home Loans VA Home Loan benefits help Servicemembers and Veterans purchase, retain, or adapt a home. National Guard and Reserve members may qualify for a VA-guaranteed home loan by meeting one of the following conditions: Six years of service in the Selected Reserve, AND Were discharged honorably, OR Were placed on the retired list, OR Were transferred to the Standby Reserve or an element of the Ready Reserve other than the Selected Reserve after service characterized as honorable, OR Continues to serve in the Selected Reserve longer than six years, OR Served for 90 days or more on active duty (Title 10) during a wartime period, OR Were discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability Our Loan Guaranty Service administers this program. Learn more about general rules for eligibility and how to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. view full benefit page Education VA Education benefits provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate degrees, vocational and technical training, licensing and certification tests, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training. National Guard and Reserve members may be eligible for the following benefits: Post-9/11 GI Bill - at least 90 aggregate days of active service after September 10, 2001, or were discharged with a service-connected disability after serving at least 30 consecutive days after that date. Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty - There is various eligibility criteria for this program and a minimum service obligation. Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - must have 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve, completed Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT), served in a drill unit and remain in good standing, and have a high school diploma or equivalency. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 for at least 90 consecutive days. Learn about how to apply on our Apply for Benefits page. view full benefit page Life Insurance VA Life Insurance programs consider the extra risks involved in military service to provide you and your family with added financial security at competitive rates. Each of the following insurance programs has different eligibility requirements; however, coverage enrollment is automatic for SGLI, FSGLI, and TSGLI. Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) National Guard or Reserve member scheduled to perform at least 12 periods of inactive duty training per year, OR Individual Ready Reserve member who volunteers for a mobilization category Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI): Servicemember separating, retiring, or being released from Reserve or National Guard assignment and already covered by SGL,I OR National Guard or Reserve member covered by part-time SGLI who incurred a disability or aggravated a pre-existing disability while performing inactive duty training or traveling to/from duty, OR Member of the Individual Ready Reserve or Inactive National Guard You must apply within one year and 120 days from discharge. However, Servicemembers who submit their application within 240 days of discharge do not need to submit evidence of good health. Service members who apply after the 240 day period must submit evidence of good health. You can convert your SGLI to VGLI through eBenefits. Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) Spouse or dependent child of an active duty Servicemember covered by full-time SGLI, OR Spouse or dependent child of a member of the National Guard or Reserve of a uniformed service covered by full-time SGLI SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) Member of the uniformed services and have SGLI, OR Suffered an injury that resulted in a qualifying loss between October 7, 2001 and November 30, 2005 view full benefit page Disability Compensation Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to Veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that occurred or were aggravated during active duty or active duty for training. VA also pays Disability Compensation for disabilities from injury, heart attack, or stroke that occurred during inactive duty training. The disability must not be a result of your own willful misconduct, or alcohol or drug abuse. Veterans with a service-connected disability may also quality for other benefits, including: Automobile Allowance, Clothing Allowance, and Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) or Special Home Adaptation (SHA) Grant. You can apply for this benefit through eBenefits. view full benefit page Pension VA Pension provides tax-free monthly benefit to wartime Veterans with limited or no income. Additionally, for establishing eligibility based on Title 32 service, a disability must be shown to have been incurred or aggravated during that service. view full benefit page Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VA provides vocational counseling, job-search assistance, and other education and training services to certain Veterans with a service-connected illnesses or injuries. Learn more about VA's employment services for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. view full benefit page Health Care VA health care benefits include all the necessary inpatient hospital care and outpatient services to promote, preserve, or restore your health. Medical, dental, pharmacy, and prosthetic services. For establishing eligibility based on Title 32 service, a disability must be shown to have been incurred or aggravated during that service. Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND): If you served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, you are eligible for an extended period of free VA health care benefits, with enrollment allowed up to 5 years from the date of discharge or release. view full benefit page Burial VA provides memorial services and allowances to help reimburse burial costs for a Veteran and/or his or her dependents. Burial benefits include burial at a national cemetery, an inscribed headstone, marker, or medallion, an allowance to partially reimburse the burial and funeral costs of a Veteran, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and an American flag to drape over a Veteran's casket. Eligibility requires that the Veteran was serving on active duty, or his/her death was due to an injury or disease that developed during, or was aggravated during, active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. view full benefit page
  2. @porgee if you are referring to our earlier posts what I said was "Be honest, don't cheat, don't lie, don't game the system. The system is set up to fulfill the promise made to us and cheating the system cheats us all." if you took that personal, it wasn't meant that way it's just basic information. if you receive cash and are Unemployable it may not be traceable but if they find out you could be in trouble.
  3. @porgee where did I accuse you of being a crook?
  4. @porgeeno idea why you think it's 18k x 60 year, I said we had 18 subscribers not 18k. thats a huge difference. no one is forcing you to be here - so if you are unhappy you can leave, if you want to continue to imply I'm crooked you can find another forum ...
  5. My niece checks all my meds when they come in. Sometimes they change the dosage they send me and then we have to cut them in half, I've missed this before, so she checks the meds and lays them out for the week for me. They have put me into withdrawal before because for some reason a pharmacist canceled my script and the doctor never got the word, I had to go to the ER to get enough to get me through until they got it straight. Overall though I still like getting my meds by mail from VA, but of course that is mostly because I hate leaving my house.
  6. Preparation for Notification

    e-Benefits Status Messages Claims Process – Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive. Continue Reading
  7. e-Benefits Status Messages Claims Process – Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive. Continue Reading
  8. @Buck52 thank you. no contributions are needed. just a subscription if you want, but if you don't that's fine.
  9. not 18k, just 18 period
  10. A 1000? That would be something currently we have 18.
  11. From VA.gov CHAMPVA Eligibility To be eligible for CHAMPVA, you cannot be eligible for TRICARE, and you must be in one of these categories: The spouse or child of a Veteran who has been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability by a VA regional office. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who died from a VA-rated service-connected disability. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time death rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability. The surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty, not due to misconduct (in most of these cases, these family members are eligible for TRICARE, not CHAMPVA). An eligible CHAMPVA sponsor may be entitled to receive medical care through the VA health care system based on their own Veteran status. If the eligible CHAMPVA sponsor is the spouse of another eligible CHAMPVA sponsor, both may now be eligible for CHAMPVA benefits. In each instance where the eligible spouse requires medical attention, they may choose the VA health care system or coverage under CHAMPVA for their health care needs. NOTE: The eligibility of a child is not affected by the divorce or remarriage of the spouse except in the case of a stepchild. When a stepchild leaves the sponsor's household, the child is no longer eligible for CHAMPVA. New and Expectant Parents If you are expecting and you need to establish CHAMPVA eligibility for your new child, the following must be accomplished before you can submit an application: Obtain a Social Security number for the newborn by applying to the nearest Social Security Administration office. Establish dependency of the newborn to the Veteran sponsor by contacting the local VA regional office. Since the medical claims cannot be paid until the child is verified as eligible by CHAMPVA, we encourage you to take the above action as early as possible. Remarried Widows/Widowers Eligibility for CHAMPVA ends at midnight on the date of your remarriage, if you remarry prior to age 55. If you remarry on or after your 55th birthday, the Veterans Benefit Act of 2002, Public Law 107-330, allows you to keep your CHAMPVA benefits. Termination of Remarriage If you are a widow(er) of a qualifying sponsor and you remarry, and the remarriage is later terminated by death, divorce, or annulment, you may reestablish CHAMPVA eligibility. The beginning date of your re-eligibility is the first day of the month after termination of the remarriage or December 1, 1999, whichever date is later. To reestablish CHAMPVA eligibility, copies of the marriage certificate and death, divorce, or annulment documents (as appropriate) must be provided. Beneficiaries Age 18 to 23 When a CHAMPVA-eligible beneficiary turns 18, CHAMPVA requires that the beneficiary submit proof to CHAMPVA of full-time enrollment in an accredited educational institution for benefits to continue. Information on submitting proof of enrollment can be found on our School Enrollment Certification Requirements for CHAMPVA Benefits Fact Sheet (PDF). Primary Family Caregiver A Veteran's Primary Family Caregiver may also be eligible to receive medical care through CHAMPVA if the Primary Family Caregiver is not entitled to care or services under a health care plan. For more information about CHAMPVA for the Primary Family Caregiver, please visit Information for Caregivers. More information on the type of caregiver benefits and services that are available can be found at VA Caregiver Support Program. Impact on Medicare CHAMPVA is always the secondary payer to Medicare. If you are eligible for Medicare, at any age and for any reason, you must enroll in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to keep your CHAMPVA benefits. Social Security Administration documentation of enrollment in both Part A and Part B is required by CHAMPVA. For more information on Medicare, please visit Medicare.gov. To continue to receive CHAMPVA benefits after age 65, you must meet the following conditions: If you turned 65 on or after June 5, 2001, you must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B to remain eligible for CHAMPVA. If you turned 65 or older prior to June 5, 2001, and were otherwise eligible for CHAMPVA, and were entitled to Medicare Part A coverage, then you may be eligible for CHAMPVA without having to have Medicare Part B coverage. If you turned 65 before June 5, 2001, and have Medicare Part A and Part B, you must keep Part A and Part B to be eligible for CHAMPVA. You are not required to enroll in Medicare Part D in order to become or remain CHAMPVA eligible. NOTE: If you meet the criteria for CHAMPVA eligibility and are not entitled to Medicare Part A, you must submit a "Notice of Disallowance" from the Social Security Administration—indicating why you do not qualify for Medicare benefits—along with your CHAMPVA application. Medicare with Certain Disabilities Eligibility for CHAMPVA benefits can be impacted by approval of disability benefits. If you are approved by Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability, you may become entitled to Part A: Premium-free hospital insurance. To continue your CHAMPVA eligibility, you MUST enroll in, and remain enrolled in, Medicare Part B: Outpatient insurance, while you are entitled to Part A. If you qualify for disability under End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you must apply for Medicare benefits. Medicare coverage begins with the third (3rd) month after the month in which a course of maintenance dialysis begins. Termination of enrollment in Medicare Part B may result in loss of CHAMPVA benefits effective with the date of such termination. To determine CHAMPVA eligibility, SSA documentation of enrollment in both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B is required. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of the beneficiary Medicare card, a letter from the SSA that provides the dates of Medicare eligibility, or any valid verification from SSA. If you do not have enough work quarters to qualify for Part A, a “Notice of Disallowance” is required indicating you are not eligible for Medicare benefits under any social security number. CHAMPVA is NOT considered primary health coverage. For more information and resources about Medicare disability benefits, please visit Medicare.gov > Disability, Get Medicare. More Information Fact Sheet 01-02: CHAMPVA Eligibility CHAMPVA Guide How to Apply for CHAMPVA
  12. @paulcolrain I do understand what you are saying and it's always a concern. If you want to quickly find your content go to your profile by clicking on your name in the top right corner, go to your profile from there and it will show you your activity. I think I need to do some demo videos to make sure everyone knows how to do things on the site.
  13. Post-9/11 GI Bill If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the GI Bill Comparison Tool will help you make the most of them. You can also review the program pamphlet. If you have eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and any other GI Bill program you must make an irrevocable election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill before you can receive any benefits. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Source: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp