Winter Blackout Advice

Winter Blackout Advice As we move into what is the most intense period of winter weather for much of the country, it’s important to be aware of the possibility of losing power. A blackout can be even more worrying this time of year when the temperatures drop. What can you do to be prepared? Here…

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The Blue Water Navy Veterans Act

What Is the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act? The long-standing struggle for Blue Water Navy Veterans to receive VA Disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange finally reached a conclusion in July, when the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act was signed into law.   The act is supported by the American Legion and extends disability…

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Disability Claims

What Are the Types of VA Disability Claims? If you’re involved in or considering beginning the process of filing a Veterans Disability claim, it’s important to understand the different types of claims and which one you will be filing.   Original Claim The initial claim is called the original claim. This is the very first…

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Veterans Disability Benefits

Am I Eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits? You probably know that, in general terms, you have to meet certain requirements in order to qualify for Veterans disability benefits. But what does that mean exactly? What are the specifics of eligibility? In order to receive benefits, you must have served on active duty, active duty for…

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Five Resources for Veterans Looking for Work

Looking for a job can be a frustrating process. However, there are organizations and resources designed to help veterans navigate their job searches successfully. Here are just a few. The GI Bill The GI Bill provides financial support programs for qualifying servicemembers, veterans, and their families who are pursuing educational opportunities. Whether you’re earning a…

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Operation Transportation

MOV Transit’s Brian Schroeder on Operation Transportation’s Impact Supporting our community is a priority for us here at Jan Dils. One of the ways in which we try to do that is by contributing to Operation Transportation, a program that, through Mid-Ohio Valley Transit, provides free bus passes to eligible veterans each month. Every year,…

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The Obstacle of Getting Your Veterans Benefits Sometimes, the obstacle of getting your Veterans Benefits is connecting your injuries to your service. This can sometimes be a very involved process. There can be years, sometimes decades, between your service and the onset of an injury. Many Veterans aren’t aware of the veterans benefits they can…

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Opioid Addiction and Our Veterans

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), patients of the Veterans Health Administration are twice as likely to die from accidental overdose than non-Veterans. Thankfully, action has finally been taken. On April 30, 2019, a press release came out of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…

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