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Take These Rapid Assessment Questionnaires to Learn More
About The Veterans Benefits You May Be Eligible to Receive

Rapid Assessment: Depleted Uranium Exposure Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Agent Orange & Vietnam Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Atsugi Incinerator Exposure Take Quiz

Rapid Assessment: Open Burn Pit Exposure Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Camp Lejeune & Fort McClellan Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Elder Care Benefits Take Quiz

What’s new on VetsHQ this month

Veterans and benefits

Veterans and Benefits

Check this section for information about what you need for veterans benefits and how VetsHQ can help:
• 3 elements needed for a service connection
• The 5 pathways to determine a service connection
• Health care enrollment for combat veterans
• Do you know your benefits eligibility?

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Agent Orange herbicide exposure

Agent Orange and Herbicides

Our new, comprehensive section on herbicide exposure for Vietnam-era veterans.
• What you need to know about benefits
• Associated conditions and diseases
• Blue water, brown water, C-123 veterans
• Lists of ships, herbicide testing and storage sites

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Burn pit exposure

Burn Pit Exposure

VetsHQ’s new, comprehensive section on burn pit exposure for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
• What you need to know about benefits
• Associated conditions and diseases
• Download research, studies and fact sheets
• Locations where burn pits were operated

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Fort McClellan

Fort McClellan Health Effects

Our new, comprehensive section for veterans and their families about exposures at the Alabama post.
• What the VA says about Fort McClellan
Timeline: Fort McClellan’s Toxic Cocktail
• Downloadable fact sheets, resources, information and more

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Gulf War Syndrome

An estimated 250,000 Gulf War veterans have multisymptom illnesses.

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Our new, comprehensive section for Marine veterans and their families about toxic water at the N.C. base.
• Facts about Camp Lejeune
• Timeline of ground water contamination
• What the VA says about Camp Lejeune, and more

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HOT NEWS

Institute of Medicine: C-123 Airmen Were Exposed to Agent Orange

In an important and vindicating report for C-123 airmen and their families, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies has released a report stating the airmen were exposed to toxic herbicides, including Agent Orange. The recently released report finds that Air Force Reserve members who flew the C-123s between 1972 and 1982, may be at risk for developing diseases and conditions related to AO. Read More

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  • Veterans news update for May 22
    Veterans news update for May 22

    More money, fights for VA in Senate budget plan (Military Times) Senate appropriators approved plans for nearly a 3 percent increase in the Veterans Affairs Department’s budget next year, slightly above what House lawmakers approved earlier this month and...

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  • Veterans Good News for May 21
    Veterans Good News for May 21

    After Hollywood, Gary Sinise enterains only for veterans (The Washington Times) Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans — what he called “vets nights” — in the late 1970s, long before he was a household...

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  • Veterans news update for May 21
    Veterans news update for May 21

    Despite numbers, rural veterans lack attention, resources (Military Times) About 5.6 million veterans are living in rural regions of America, but public planners still have too limited a view of their struggles to effectively reach them, advocates warn. Officials...

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The Dollar Value of Your Benefits:
Your Need-to-Know Calculators

Disability payments COLA calculator

How much will your disability pay increase for cost-of-living in 2015?

The government has announced a 1.7 percent increase for veterans disability payments. Use our calculator to determine how much your total net income will be with this adjustment.

CALCULATE

Military retirement pay

What if VA benefits were deducted from your military retirement pay?

The Congressional Budget Office says it’s an option to lower the military retirement annuity by the amount you receive in VA disability payments. How much would you lose?

CALCULATE

veterans disability payments

What if the government taxed your disability benefits as income?

It hasn’t happened, but a Congressional Budget Office report says it’s an option open to Congress. Use our calculator to estimate how much less you’d have in net income.

CALCULATE

VetsHQ simplifies veterans benefits for you
by condensing the complex.

 

Pages of Federal and Department of Veterans Affairs rules and regulations

Potential proof documents the veteran may be required to submit by the VA

The total number of forms that could be potentially filled out by the veteran

Simple, completely accessible VetsHQ questionnaire that takes just 10 minutes to complete

Veterans Benefits Assessment

VetsHQ provides clear guidance about the benefits every veteran may be entitled to receive. VetsHQ cuts through jargon, conflicting instructions, and requirements that can make anyone dizzy. Using a dynamic questionnaire, VetsHQ walks the veteran through the veterans benefits claims assessment process.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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Welcome to VetsHQ, an online community for America’s servicemen and women. VetsHQ provides a variety of services to help meet your individual needs.  Here, you will find information from experts and your fellow veterans about employment opportunities, retirement planning, how to work with the Veterans Administration, benefits available to veterans, and much more.  VetsHQ’s Claims Management Services Center will help you identify what benefits you might qualify for and give you free access to the information you will need in order to prepare and file your claim for benefits with the VA.  Based on your answers to a short questionnaire, VetsHQ will generate a tailored list of benefits for which you may qualify.  Should you decide to file a claim, VetsHQ will provide links to the necessary forms, which you can fill out and submit, either electronically or by mail.  It is important to understand that you are responsible for preparing and filing your own claims for benefits. But VetsHQ will give you the tools you need to take the next step and will identify accredited organizations that provide free legal services should you require additional, individualized assistance.

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