Levi Newman

New Disability Benefit Questionnaires Hope to Improve Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the release of 68 new forms in an effort to help speed the processing of Veterans’ disability compensation and pension claims. These new forms bring the total of disability benefits questionnaires (DBQ) to 71, a number that sounds more daunting than helpful. The new forms hope to streamline …

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Veteran Suicide Rates – Accuracy is the Key to Improving Resources

  An agreement between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and 49 U.S. states could provide more consistent data on the suicide rates among veterans. A deal that could be ready as early as the summer of 2012. From information made available by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Violent Death Reporting System, it is estimated …

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Preparation is Key in Transitioning to Civilian Life

  The transition from military service to life as a civilian can be very jarring and stressful. Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, can become the driving force in life. Here are some tips on how to ease the transition. Attend transition classes Each service branch sponsors many different classes to …

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Tricare Could Cover New Drug Substitution Therapy

  For decades, service members have been prescribed painkillers to deal with various ailments and injuries. Unfortunately, with these drugs being so readily available, dependency sneaks up on the road to recovery. For those using Tricare there may now be a solution to this problem. A proposed change by the Department of Defense could enable …

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