Benefits Archives - Women Veterans Alliance

September 19, 2017

The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able walk into any of the over 8,200 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the […]

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July 6, 2017

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended (38 U.S.C. § 4212), prohibits discrimination against protected veterans. Under VEVRAA, a veteran may be classified as a ‘‘disabled veteran,’’ ‘‘recently separated veteran,’’ ‘‘active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran,’’ or ‘‘Armed Forces service medal veteran.’’ ProtectedVet_InfoGraphic_JRFQA508c  

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June 16, 2017

What is VA Open Data? The VA is working to make information resources easier to find, access and use, while protecting individual personal data. VA’s Open Data initiative strives to provide easy access to information that can fuel entrepreneurship, innovation and public policy research, such as: Patterns and comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable […]

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June 7, 2017

Did you know VA offers monthly tax-free disability compensation to Veterans who qualify? If you have a disability as a result of an injury or disease that occurred or got worse during active military service, you may be eligible to receive VA disability compensation. Do you have a physical or mental disability? Did your injury […]

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March 20, 2017

Who:  National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF) What:  Scholarships for eligible National Guard members and their children (please see attached informational documents for full details or http://www.ngef.org/get-involved/apply-for-the-drs-guardian-scholarship/ or http://www.ngef.org/the-van-hipp-heroes-scholarship-fund/ When:  Deadlines are 30 JUN 17 (Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship) and 1 JUL 17 (Van Hipp Heroes Scholarship) Where:  Educational institutions within the 50 United States, the […]

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February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 For Immediate Release (Sacramento, CA) – California Capital Women Veterans ONE STOP California Capital Financial Development Corporation and its Women’s Business Center, in partnership with the Women Veterans Alliance have launched California Capital Women Veterans ONE STOP serving ALL military families. Open Monday through Friday, military families will have access to a […]

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February 9, 2017

  Sacramento, CA – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) has introduced Assembly Bill 363, which will waive the processing fee for homeless and low-income veterans who apply for a veteran designation on their California Driver’s licenses and identification cards. Current law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to offer a driver’s license or identification card […]

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November 1, 2016

Women Veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as male Veterans. Comprehensive health services are avail-able to women Veterans including primary care, specialty care, mental health care, residential treatment and reproductive health care services. VA provides management of acute and chronic illnesses, preventive care, contraceptive and gynecology services, menopause management, and cancer screenings, including […]

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