His military disability income won’t be taxed. In a Summary Opinion, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a taxpayer’s military disability retirement income was excludable from income, because the tax code provides for exclusion if the taxpayer can show that he would be entitled, upon application to the Veterans Administration, to receive disability benefits. Military retirement payments may be excluded from gross income if they’re received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal…

His military disability income won’t be taxed. In a Summary Opinion, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a taxpayer’s military disability retirement income was excludable from income, because the tax code provides for exclusion if the taxpayer can show that he would be entitled, upon application to the Veterans Administration, to receive disability benefits. Military retirement payments may be excluded from gross income if they’re received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal…

The story details the struggle of a Vietnam vet who is afflicted with Agent Orange-related cancer and a Veterans Administration counselor who campaigns for V.A. benefits for vets with illnesses caused by the deadly chemical. Their crusade is hindered by continuous threats from the V.A. warning them to abort their lobbying, but they continue their quest.

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The story details the struggle of a Vietnam vet who is afflicted with Agent Orange-related cancer and a Veterans Administration counselor who campaigns for V.A. benefits for vets with illnesses caused by the deadly chemical. Their crusade is hindered by continuous threats from the V.A. warning them to abort their lobbying, but they continue their quest.

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars   VFW currently has more than 1.6 million veterans in 8,000 Posts worldwide. As the   nation’s oldest major veterans group, they have been a part of the country’s social fabric for 110 years. Members have served overseas in war zones or areas demanding arduous duty, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq.  VFW’s four main objectives,  which are the core of their existence.  They are preserving and extending veterans rights, advocating a strong national defense…

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW currently has more than 1.6 million veterans in 8,000 Posts worldwide. As the nation’s oldest major veterans group, they have been a part of the country’s social fabric for 110 years. Members have served overseas in war zones or areas demanding arduous duty, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq. VFW’s four main objectives, which are the core of their existence. They are preserving and extending veterans rights, advocating a strong national defense…

VA benefits are one of the best-kept secrets to paying for senior care. Learn what things veterans need to know about senior living.

5 Things Veterans Need to Know About Senior Living

VA benefits are one of the best-kept secrets to paying for senior care. Learn what things veterans need to know about senior living.

A Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, among many plagued by delays, May 29, 2014. Sen. (Samantha Sais / The New York Times)

A Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, among many plagued by delays, May 29, 2014. Sen. (Samantha Sais / The New York Times)

For aging veterans, one of the most important benefit programs is the Aid and Attendance Program available through the Veterans Administration.

For aging veterans, one of the most important benefit programs is the Aid and Attendance Program available through the Veterans Administration.

As we have reported several times in the past (including here and here), the Veterans Administration (VA) has been reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of it beneficiaries who have been assigned a “fiduciary” to manage their benefits. The VA claims that such determinations constitute an “adjudication of mental defectiveness” under federal law, thereby prohibiting the beneficiary (presumptively for life) from acquiring or possessing…

As we have reported several times in the past (including here and here), the Veterans Administration (VA) has been reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of it beneficiaries who have been assigned a “fiduciary” to manage their benefits. The VA claims that such determinations constitute an “adjudication of mental defectiveness” under federal law, thereby prohibiting the beneficiary (presumptively for life) from acquiring or possessing…

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Grave Locator #gentipjar #genealogy #military

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Grave Locator #gentipjar #genealogy #military

The Veterans Administration is under fire for its long waiting lists, but it's unlikely any of America's service members can match the claim by Milton Rackham that it took him 68 years to get some of the benefits he earned in battle.

This WWII veteran on ultimate wait list: He gets benefits after 68 years

The Veterans Administration is under fire for its long waiting lists, but it's unlikely any of America's service members can match the claim by Milton Rackham that it took him 68 years to get some of the benefits he earned in battle.

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