Links of Interest

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VA loans

A common misconception about VA loans is that you can only use the benefit once. Fortunately, that is not true because in 2018, about 58.31% of VA loan borrowers were repeating borrowers. Under the restoration of entitlement, a borrower can qualify for another VA loan once the original loan has been paid off and the property sold; or if another VA qualified borrower assumes the remainder of the original loan. You can find the guide here:

https://www.consumersadvocate.org/va-loans


VA Link for Telelink info

https://www.telehealth.va.gov/


Regarding Agent Orange for Blue Water Navy in Vietnam.

VA officials push back on Congress’ blue water Navy benefits fix

Blue Water Veterans Stalled? VA Vehemently Opposes New Legislation

READ THE STORY

Paul Lawrence, Undersecretary for VA Benefits, recently unleashed a blistering attack against the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 229), which would extend disability benefits to at least 70,000 Vietnam vets suffering from dioxin-related ailments.

Agent Orange, commonly used as a defoliant in the thick jungles of Vietnam, causes these ailments, and there is clear and convincing scientific evidence that these 70,000 veterans were also exposed to this chemical.

These soldiers were shipboard personnel who generally patrolled about 12 miles off the coastline, but precedent does suggest that this distance does not preclude Agent Orange exposure. Also, Congress does not differentiate between levels of exposure among land-based Vietnam vets, only whether they were exposed or not.

And yet…

VA is raring to go, citing “lack of sufficient scientific evidence” to grant these benefits, urging Senators to worry about “uncontrolled demands” for future VA benefits.

He specifically urged the Senate because this bill has already passed the House. UNANIMOUSLY. How rare must it be, in this age of polarized parties, that the House passes a bill unanimously?

As the former, doomed VA Secretary David Shulkin said of this legislation, “these veterans have waited too long and this is a responsibility that this country has.


Exposure to Asbestos

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
We recently published an educational guide about mesothelioma:
asbestos.com/mesothelioma/

Our website and everyone involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. We strive to be one of the top comprehensive and educational resources online to help support sick patients and their families. Our website provides hundreds of pages with the most current and detailed information about the asbestos industry and its medical impacts.

Our mission is to be the leading online resource for veterans and all service members suffering from asbestos-related diseases

www.asbestos.net/veterans/

I’m reaching out to you in an effort to bring awareness about mesothelioma and asbestos, a cancer that deeply affects families throughout the country. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many places such as houses, fire stations, or in our case Naval Shipyards. It’s such a dangerous material because it only takes limited exposure to the fibers for them to become deadly. Over time, this cancer spreads throughout the body, affecting other vital organs as well.

MesotheliomaVeterans.org


Help for vets purchasing a home:

We’ve created a list of resources that can assist veterans and their families looking for information and help in their search for a home. If you check out the page we’ve created here:
http://www.therealtymedics.com/helpful-resources/veterans-purchasing-a-home/


Isakson’s Landmark VA Legislation Signed into Law


MISSING IN AMERICA PROJECT

The purpose of the MIA Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American Veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these heroes forgotten heroes.                                         >>       Need dedicated volunteers    <<>
WEBSITE: miap.us    EMAIL:  miga30512@gmail.com


Here is a link containing many, many links about the Vietnam war:

http://www.tom.pilsch.com/Vietnam.html


Here is the write-up and pictures the “Stars and Stripes”  took of the dedication ceremony of the  “Vietnam Helicopter Pilots and Crewmembers Memorial”.  The presentation was held at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Wash. DC April 18th 2018……….   It was a very well done ceremony to make us all proud. 

https://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/1968-stories/veterans-who-fought-for-vietnam-helicopter-monument-at-arlington-see-it-unveiled-1.522932


Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility Survey – LIVE NOW

If you are a member of a veterans organization, please pass this information along.
https://survey.foreseeresults.com/survey/display?cid=EshUt0ZwxRE9xtVJtglx9g4C&sid=link-en
Please ensure you watch the embedded video prior to taking the survey.
If the embedded video link does not work for you, use the following and paste it into your internet url.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/at0mXZozIzc?rel=0