Military/Vet Info

Please Click Here to Visit The Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

 

To learn about scholarships and financial aid for Military and Veterans, CLICK HERE.

 

 

for Resume Writing Tips, please click here to visit the Resume Revolution!

 

Click here to read a blog about Iraq veterans and toxic dust particles.

Gulf War and Health Click on the blue text to read about long term effects of blast exposures.

NRD Resources added to Other Services & Resources

the National Resource Directory

Justice for Vets – Veterans Treatment Court Locations

Presents an interactive map of Veterans Treatment Courts in theU.S.

Justice for Vets – Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Program

Serves as model programs for individuals and court teams interested

in starting a Veterans Treatment Court,

or for established courts interested in learning new practices.

Justice for Vets – Resources for Court Professionals

Connect your court with resources designed to support Veterans Treatment Courts.

Justice for Vets – Veteran Mentors

Supports Veterans through their readjustment to civilian life and assists them

with navigating the court, treatment and VA systems.

 

 

 

Please click here for some useful information regarding online education for Veterans.

 

 

FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS

HOW TO GET EMERGENCY CARE AT A NON-VA FACILITY

Call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. You do NOT need pre-authorization from VA to seek emergency non-VA treatment. Contact the closest VA medical center within 72 hours. You, a family member, friend, or non-VA hospital can make that contact. The VA facility will verify your eligibility for VA to pay for the care and advise you of claims filing procedures and deadlines. PLEASE NOTE: VA is not authorized to pay for all emergency care for veterans, your individual eligibility will determine what the VA is able to pay for.

YOGA FOR VETERANS

The VA has determined that Yoga is great treatment for Veterans and active duty military. The program is for veterans, military and their families. Our G.I. Yoga program has certified yoga instructors and  will be conducting classes at various locations in the Naperville area and the Western Suburbs. IT IS FREE TO ALL VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES! Click Here for more information.

Frequently asked questions about the VA Health Care and the Affordable Care Act.

Click here for information on a series of employment and resource fairs in 2013 at the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI).

 

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

The VA wants all Veterans to know that confidential support is only a text message away- a new, free, confidential text-messaging service in the existing Veterans Crisis Line, introduction of toll-free access from Europe, and collaboration with Vets Prevail and Vets4Warriors, two groups providing crisis help to Veterans, Servicemembers and their families. the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) and online chat (www.VeteransCrisisLine.net), Veterans and Service members in crisis and their friends and families may text free of charge to 83-8255 to receive confidential, personal and immediate support. The text service is available, like the Veterans Crisis Line and online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and connects a user with a specially trained VA professional — many who are Veterans themselves.

As a part of the effort to extend VA’s reach, Veterans and members of the military community in Europe may now receive free, confidential support from the European Military Crisis Line, a new initiative recently launched by VA. Callers in Europe may dial 0800-1273-8255 or DSN 118 to receive confidential support from responders at the Veterans Crisis Line in the U.S.

VA’s Veterans Crisis Line continues to add external resources to provide Veterans with additional support. Two of these organizations include Vets Prevail (www.VetsPrevail.org) and Vets4Warriors online chat(www.Vets4Warriors.com), free hotline (1-855-838-8255/1-855-VET-TALK). If a Veteran is in need of professional crisis or mental health support, Vets4Warriors responders will transfer the Veteran to a responder at the Veterans Crisis Line.

For more information about VA’s suicide prevention program, visit: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/

 

Here is the latest PSAs addressing military suicide awareness and prevention. The first was with Gary Sinise who is truly the “Bob Hope of this generation.” And in case you have not seen it, click above to link to the video.

The Veterans Crisis Line for the VA is 800-273-8255. Press 1.

Click to Access Benefit Information


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