Jump to content


  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • Trouble Remembering? This helped me.

    I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out. I'm really happy with it, I use it with a program called Noteshelf 2.

    Click here to purchase your digital journal. HadIt.com receives a commission on each purchase.

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sign in to follow this  
jason

Mo - Missouri Veterans Benefits

Recommended Posts

State of Missouri Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Service Officers (MVC's Service to Veterans Program)

Located in nearly every county of the state, Veterans Service Officers and Assistants are highly trained individuals who provide counselling and assistance in completing and submitting applications for VA and State Veterans Benefits, as well as any necessary follow-up claimwork. These services are provided free of charge to Missouri's veterans and their dependents.

Missouri Veterans Homes

A current total of seven skilled nursing homes are located throughout Missouri, providing 3 levels of skilled nursing care at minimal cost to the veteran. Under the management of Missouri Veterans Commission, these homes are located in Cameron, Warrensburg, Mexico, St. Louis, St. James, Cape Girardeau, and Mt. Vernon.

.

State Veterans Cemeteries

Missouri Veterans Commission currently operates two State Veterans Cemeteries, one each in Springfield and Higginsville. Construction for two additional veterans cemeteries began in the Summer of 2002, and these new cemeteries, one each in Jacksonville and Bloomfield, plan to begin first burials in early Summer 2003.

World War II Medals and Medallions

Certain Missouri veterans are eligible for the WW II medallion, medal and certificate. Details for eligibility can be found by visiting the MO National Guard's Website.

Every eligible Missouri World War II veteran of the June 6, 1944, "D-Day" invasion of Europe will receive a replica of the 50th anniversary "Jubilee of Liberty" medals issued by France in 1994. The same application submits the veteran for the World War II recognition and the D-Day awards.

For a Veterans Service Officer/Assistant to assist you with this application click here: MO County Map.

Veterans' Preference with State of Missouri Employment

Missouri Veterans receive five-point preference when testing for any position with the state, with a ten point preference for a service-connected disabled veteran. Spouses of eligible veterans can also qualify for Veterans Preference for State testing. Please click the link below for more detailed information.

http://www.moga.state.mo.us/statutes/c200-299/2850000237.htm

Priority For Qualified Veterans Employment

State agencies which administer federally funded employment and training programs for veterans shall give priority to qualified veterans and other eligible persons.

Free Automobile License Plates

Veterans who are rated 100% for service-connected disabilities, or in need of adaptive equipment, as well as Medal of Honor recipients, former POWs and widows of former POWs qualify for Free Automobile License Plates. Other veteran plates are available for a $15.00 fee. The state requires a physician's statement to verify eligibility for disabled license plates and a letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs verifying the veteran's 100% rating. The form used by DOR for the Physician's statement can be found at the following:

http://www.dor.mo.gov/mvdl/motorv/forms/1776.pdf

Effective Aug. 28, 2006, Gov Blunt made it easier for veterans with these license plates to renew their plates. If they already have the license plates for disabled veterans, they will no longer have to provide a new physician's statement every four years to qualify. The remainder of requirements remain the same. Please click on the following link for more info:

http://www.dor.mo.gov/news/2006/EEVuypAV.htm

Free Fishing & Hunting License

Any honorably discharged resident veteran having a service-related disability of 60% or more, or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may take fish, live bait, clams, mussels, turtles and frogs without permit (except trout permit or daily tag in areas where prescribed), and may take wildlife as provided in Chapter 7 without permit (except deer and turkey hunting permits and the Migratory Bird Hunting Permit as prescribed); provided, while hunting or fishing s/he carries a certified statement of eligibility from the Veterans Administration. For detailed information about Dept. of Conservation regulations concerning veterans with service connected disabilities, click the link above.

Please click the link below for more detailed information.

http://www.sos.state.mo.us/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-5.pdf

Tax Exemption for AO Settle Payments Agent Orange Settlement Payments made for the Agent Orange Fund to a veteran or his dependents are exempt from state tax.

Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program

Legislation passed in 1991 provides that certain surviving widows and children of Vietnam Veterans may qualify to receive tuition-free scholarships to attend institutions of post-secondary education in Missouri. The veteran's death must be attributable to illness that could possibly be a result of exposure to toxic chemicals such as "Agent Orange" during the Vietnam conflict in order for the survivor to qualify. The maximum annual grant amount is the least of: the actual tuition charged at the school in which you are enrolled full time, or the average amount of tuition charged to a Missouri undergraduate resident enrolled full time in the same class level and in the same academic major at the Missouri public four-year, regional institutions. Click on the link below for additional information.

http://www.dhe.mo.gov/MOSTARS/vvsgp.htm

Property Tax Credit and Homestead

The Department of Revenue administers two real estate tax assistance programs for qualified senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals, The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (MO-PTC) and the Homestead Preservation Credit (HPC). If you own and occupy your home but your income restricts you from qualifying for the MO-PTC, you may be

eligible for the HPC. You can only receive ONE of the credits. You should determine

which tax credit program is more beneficial to you. Your federal adjusted gross income

cannot exceed $70,000 to qualify for the Home Preservation Credit.

Information concerning the MO Property Tax Credit Claim can be found at the following site:

http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/personal/ptc/

Frequently asked questions concerning the Homestead Preservation Credit can be found at the following site:

http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/personal/homestead/

For assistance in applying for all State and/or Federal Veterans benefits, click Veterans Service Officer/Assistants.

http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/State_Ben.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see Missouri is real generous with their property tax for 100% disabled veterans..living in other states as a 100% disabled veteran usually didn't have to pay any property taxes as it should be if the State really appreciated their Veterans, but not Missouri..no they will squeeze as much as they can from Veteran's who no longer have the ability to work and are locked in to a rate for the remainder of their life..not like the general joe population who can find a job, climb the corporate ladder to increase their income, go to college to broaden their horizons..no the 100% disabled vet is locked into his/her rate..maybe getting a cheesy cost of living allowance every year..certainly not an end of the year package from corporate or the boss..Missouri you are behind the times and could care less for your Veterans..I'm missing a leg and a half, with one arm shredded and some burns on my back that never seem to heal even after all these years I still feel the fire and smell the burning flesh..Hey you wanna trade places Gov.??? I didn't think so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Tinnitus comes in two forms: subjective and objective. In subjective tinnitus, only the sufferer will hear the ringing in their own ears. In objective tinnitus, the sound can be heard by a doctor who is examining the ear canals. Objective tinnitus is extremely rare, while subjective tinnitus is by far the most common form of the disorder.

      The sounds of tinnitus may vary with the person experiencing it. Some will hear a ringing, while others will hear a buzzing. At times people may hear a chirping or whistling sound. These sounds may be constant or intermittent. They may also vary in volume and are generally more obtrusive when the sufferer is in a quiet environment. Many tinnitus sufferers find their symptoms are at their worst when they’re trying to fall asleep.

      ...................Buck
        • Like
    • Precedent Setting CAVC cases cited in the M21-1
      A couple months back before I received my decision I started preparing for the appeal I knew I would be filing.  That is how little faith I had in the VA caring about we the veteran. 

      One of the things I did is I went through the entire M21-1 and documented every CAVC precedent case that the VA cited. I did this because I wanted to see what the rater was seeing.  I could not understand for the life of me why so many obviously bad decisions were being handed down.  I think the bottom line is that the wrong type of people are hired as raters.  I think raters should have some kind of legal background.  They do not need to be lawyers but I think paralegals would be a good idea.

      There have been more than 3500 precedent setting decisions from the CAVC since 1989.  Now we need to concede that all of them are not favorable to the veteran but I have learned that in a lot of cases even though the veteran lost a case it some rules were established that assisted other veterans.

      The document I created has about 200 or so decisions cited in the M21-1.   Considering the fact that there are more than 3500 precedent cases out there I think it is safe to assume the VA purposely left out decisions that would make it almost impossible to deny veteran claims.  Case in point. I know of 14 precedent setting decisions that state the VA cannot ignore or give no weight to outside doctors without providing valid medical reasons as to why.  Most of these decision are not cited by the M21.

      It is important that we do our due diligence to make sure we do not get screwed.  I think the M21-1 is incomplete because there is too much information we veterans are finding on our own to get the benefits we deserve

      M21-1 Precedent setting decisions .docx
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Any one heard of this , I filed a claim for this secondary to hypertension, I had a echo cardiogram, that stated the diagnosis was this heart disease. my question is what is the rating for this. attached is the Echo.

      doc00580220191213082945.pdf
      • 7 replies
    • Need your support - T-shirts Available - Please buy a mug or a membership
      if you have been thinking about subscribing to an ad-free forum or buying a mug now would a very helpful time to do that.

      Thank you for your support
      • 18 replies
    • OK everyone thanks for all the advice I need your help I called VSO complained about length of time on Wednesday of this week today I checked my E benefits and my ratings are in for my ankles that they were denying me 10% for each bilateral which makes 21% I was originally 80% now they’re still saying I’m 80% 

      I’m 50% pes planus 30% migraine headaches 20% lumbar 10% tinnitus and now bilateral 21% so 10% left and right ankle Can someone else please do the math because I come up with 86% which makes me 90 what am I missing please help and thank you
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines