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About the Georgia VA

About the Georgia VA

The Georgia VA is a state-run Veterans affairs organization that provides benefits and services to military Veterans and their families. The Georgia VA operates a number of different programs, including healthcare, education, and employment assistance. The Georgia VA also offers a wide range of...

Band of Brayers: Why Donkeys Make Great Therapy Animals for Soldiers

Band of Brayers: Why Donkeys Make Great Therapy Animals for Soldiers

Donkeys are extraordinary creatures, but they don’t get much credit for it. In fact, they have been downright defamed. To start, they have an intellect akin to that of dogs and dolphins—two animals widely celebrated for their cognitive prowess—and their limbic system, the part of...

Who’s Who in Veteran’s Organizations: Melissa Bryant

Who’s Who in Veteran’s Organizations: Melissa Bryant

This series of articles addresses various notable figures in veterans organizations. At the time of the publication of this article, Melissa Bryant is the Chief Policy Officer of IAVA, which is an advocacy organization for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. The goal of IAVA is to provide support to...

What Every Veteran Needs to Know About Sheltered Employment

What Every Veteran Needs to Know About Sheltered Employment

If a veteran’s service-connected disability prevents gainful employment, then the veteran may be entitled to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) under certain circumstances. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will look to see if the veteran...

The Essential Facts About the Statement of the Case (SOC)

The Essential Facts About the Statement of the Case (SOC)

A Statement of the Case is an explanation given by the VA of the decision made on a Veterans case. The SOC is sent to a Veteran who had previously filed a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) on an earlier VA decision. The SOC applies to legacy cases only.
The Statement of the Case (SOC) is an...

Top Facts About the VA Clothing Allowance

Top Facts About the VA Clothing Allowance

The VA refers to a few perks as "Special Claims," and Clothing Allowance is one of these special claims. As with other "Special Claims," determining whether you are entitled and how to apply for these benefits may be difficult to ascertain. But we’ll clarify that for you in this...



What Veterans Need to Know to Check Status of VA Claim

What Veterans Need to Know to Check Status of VA Claim

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the U.S. government agency responsible for providing benefits and services to Veterans and their families. Veterans may be eligible for a range of benefits, including disability compensation, education assistance, home loans, life insurance, and burial...