Pension Insider
By David Austin
November 23, 2018                   

                       

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma's Veterans Recoverable Loan Project is providing Yuma County veterans with interest-free, short-term loans for emergent needs, such as trips to the VA Hospital, school expenses, medical emergencies and deposits for housing and utilities.

    

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma’s Veterans Recoverable Loan Project is providing Yuma County veterans with interest-free, short-term loans for emergent needs, such as trips to the VA Hospital, school expenses, medical emergencies and deposits for housing and utilities.  Call 602-381-1400 for details.

    

Arizona makes it easier for veterans with combat medical training to gain Licensed Professional Nursing certification.  Veterans with medical training obtained in the military may use their military education and experience to count as the civilian equivalent for training required to become a Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN).

    

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VA Hosts Music Therapy Retreat

  

Aimed at helping former service members process some of their military experiences, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nonprofit Operation Song recently launched the first of a series of national music therapy retreats that started in Nashville, Tennessee.

     

Working with VA Voluntary Services and Veterans Canteen Service, the four-day songwriting retreat is designed to connect veterans from around the United States with professional songwriters and VA therapists, as they translate their service experiences into songs, which will be recorded in a music studio for the veterans to keep.

   

Veterans from all military conflicts such as, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan are encouraged to attend the retreat.

   

Veterans who wish to participate in the Operation Song retreat program must be referred by their VA health care provider.

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   

Presumptive Disability Categories

     

Veterans should familiarize themselves with the “presumptive categories” that designate many physical and psychological conditions that are presumed service connected.

    

Former Prisoners of War (POW)

   

Former POWs are eligible for VA compensation for disabilities related to their military service and captivity. Certain conditions are presumed to be related to time in captivity. These presumptive disabilities are based on studies of the long-term effects of captivity, deprivation, trauma, and cold injury on former POWs.

There are two different lists of presumptive conditions depending on the length of time a veteran was a POW.  One list of presumptive conditions is for POWs who were held captive for 30 days or more.  The other list of presumptive conditions has no specified time frame.  Captivity could be 1 day or more.