This week in the blog we covered some newly proposed legislation that would change outdated VA policies, briefly explained entrepreneurial loans for veterans, and introduced you to a new blog-in-development to be written for veterans.
The standing VA policy says that only dogs assisting visually impaired persons are allowed onto VA property. In reality, many veterans have been bringing other assistive dogs with them to appointments. This new legislation will require that all service dogs, including psychiatric service animals, be allowed to accompany or guide their veteran.
The team that manages and presents VABenefitBlog for you is developing another blog, Smart Military Money, to assist military members and veterans by providing direction, information, and ideas to help manage finances with perspective to the unique challenges faced by these families.
Many veterans wish to use the drive and ambition they acquired during their service to start and run their own business. Like any other entrepreneurial venture, this requires capital. The Small Business Administration created the Patriot Express loans specifically to provide business capital for veterans.