Here’s something to sink your chompers into! The VA is rolling out a dental insurance program. FINALLY!
Brace yourself. At last you’ll have a chance to fill the largest gap in your medical coverage. (Puns intended). It’s about time, isn’t it?
The Veterans Administration Dental Insurance Program is hot off the press…just started November 15. Coverage takes effect on January 1st. It’s the VA’s way of saying Happy New Year.
To a veteran, gridlock in our government looked like this:
Where would next month’s rent come from? Groceries and gas to travel to look for work? Money to pay phone and utility bills? They didn’t stop because the government was shut down.
I never know who’s going to be on the other end of the line or what the situation might be. That’s the nature of a crisis hotline. Every time, you pick up the call and open yourself to the most intense listening experience you’ve ever done because a life could hang on your response.
You have maybe a minute, maybe less, to establish a relationship with the caller who doesn’t know you, doesn’t know what to expect, doesn’t know what to do. Usually they’ve gotten the number from another soldier. Here, call this guy.
Happy Birthday, America!! All that candlelight off your cake? That’s from countless veterans who’ve served you. This is their day, too. Since it’s a day of celebration, I thought I’d bring you vets some good news:
You live in Ohio? The VA has cleared 2800 disability compensation claims that were over two years old. (I know. Stay positive. They’re cleared.) That’s good news.
When you think of it, “holiday” isn’t exactly the right phrase for what began as a day of remembrance, a day to honor those who gave their all for this country. What began as a solemn occasion has somehow morphed into something very different.
As many current military personnel and Veterans of past wars know, life can be full of challenges and obstacles. One of the challenges that often may be overlooked is finances. Along with civilians, service members have to deal with doing their finances, and that is usually one of the last things on their minds. Although there are many stressful things in the life of a soldier, finances do not have to be one of them. When it comes to handling your money as a current service member or Veteran, there are many things to consider.
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