VA Expands Services in Phases
medical facilities are expanding services to Veterans in phases, while
continuing safety measures such as screenings, face coverings, and
distancing. In VA's Moving Forward Together plan, full services
may not be immediately available, but Veterans' clinical needs will be
taken into account. Virtual care options are also available for your
new National Surveillance Tool aggregates data from dozens of databases
for a comprehensive, national view of all patients tested or treated
at VA facilities for known or probable COVID-19.
How has COVID-19 affected your health? Tell us!
want to remind you that the Vet Center community is here — for
counseling, care and other services by phone and via video chat."
- Michael Fisher, VA Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer
What questions do you have for some of the largest employers hiring Veterans?
and community partners like Amazon, USAA, Walgreens, Walmart, American
Corporate Partners, Blue Star Families and more will be answering
questions live on June 16th at 3PM ET in this Veterans Experience Live
event. Ask your questions beforehand to ensure they are seen.
Compensation & Pension exams resume in select locations
chaplains understand the value of personal connections. They're trained
to provide counsel and comfort to Veteran patients in challenging and
distressing times, to seek out new ways to facilitate those connections.
Now, they're leveraging video calling or conferencing applications on phones, tablets, and laptops to connect CLC and other patients with their loved ones who are unable to visit.
Veterans at home perform musical tribute to VA staff
Free LinkedIn For Veterans and Caregivers
resources specific to the military, Veteran, and caregiver communities
are right at your fingertips. VA has partnered with the Red Cross and
Elizabeth Dole Foundation to provide Veterans and their caregivers a free year of LinkedIn's premium subscription. Join the online network to
connect to others for peer support, learn new skills, and find job
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and support for depression.
Transitioning into civilian life can be a culture shock. Veterans Benefits Administration's new video series, Transition Talk,
provides helpful information and resources to help ease this change,
such as coping with anxiety, GI Bill payments, filing compensation
claims, accessing cash assistance programs, and more. Presented like a
virtual talk show, the videos include Q&A segments and links for
more information. Tune in today!
to Veterans managing PTSD by writing songs about their experiences, in
partnership with songwriters through Operation Song.
VA is helping to make it easier to apply for VA jobs. Check out our live broadcasts on LinkedIn for
tips on understanding the VA application process and using the VA
Careers website, finding work after military service, and interviewing
Veteran Luke Wade thrives on "fun, freedom, and community"; in fact,
that's the motto of KC Crew, the adult sports and events company he
founded after leaving service. Wade wanted to create a community for
sports- and events-loving folks to stay active and connected, and his
work helped revitalize Kansas City.
current social distancing didn't stop him. He quickly adjusted to offer
the community needed social experiences through events such as virtual
bingo and virtual trivia games. Now more than ever, keeping connected is