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CalVet Resource Guide - 8th Edition
MEDICARE PLANS PATIENT RESOURCE CENTER
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The Patriot Link website https://patriotlink.org/ provides links and resources to benefits and topics important to Veterans and the military community. The website is a tool that provides information on VA, state, community, and private resources to assist improve the lives of Veterans.
The website allows search by zip code and type of benefit being sought. The library of benefits covers, but is not limited to:
ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
The Department of Defense is proud to expand on-installation exchange, commissary and morale, welfare and recreation program retail eligibility to:
Additionally, the Exchange’s Veterans Online Shopping Benefit allows all honorably discharged Veterans to shop tax free for life.
To learn more about both programs, please go to www.shopmyexchange.com/vets
SMALL BUSINESS ENTRPRENEURSHIP OUTREACH PROGRAM
Recent data points to 1 out 20 business owners being veterans, which speaks to the fact that their unique experience and perspective gives them the ideal skill set needed to successfully take on the challenges of entrepreneurship. Veterans are often able to demonstrate an inspiring style of leadership that is characterized by selflessness, balanced with the discipline to strive for continued growth and progress, and perfectly equipped to remain effective when facing the greatest of setbacks. Most of all, though every entrepreneur will have a different journey, sacrifice will undoubtedly be a part of the success story.
Digital.com wants to come alongside and help veterans turn their business aspirations into successful endeavors by making sure they are aware of the unique competitive advantages available to them such as exclusive grants, training resources, and mentoring. Learn more about it at: https://digital.com/veterans-business/
ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT (EEOICPA)
The EEOICPA was enacted to provide compensation and medical benefits to current or former civilian employees who worked at certain government or privately owned facilities where atomic weapons were being produced or tested. For more information visit: http://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp/energy
GULF WAR TREATMENT
Annual $1,000 Scholarship for full-time students who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces.
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The VA has created the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP).The Veterans Benefits Banking Program is a partnership between the VA and 43 banks (National and FDC approved) that a veteran can sign up with for free (no charges or fees) to have an account.
The VA’s goal to have as many veterans as possible sign up for a direct deposit account. It is targeted at recipients who are still receiving their check by mail or an issued a debit card (the green card many homeless vets have). This eliminates service charges and fees for using the debit card or cashing a check.
The wildfires in CA and OR have created problems for veterans expecting their checks in the mail because they’ve had to evacuate or mail is being delayed/not delivered due to safety measures. This is causing a financial burden for those veterans. Here is the link to the VBBP page: https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/banking.asp