Category Archives: HOMELESS VETERANS

Homeless Veterans and the HUD-VASH program

Posted 4/29/21 to VAntage “HUD VASH will not help with housing voucher in West Haven, Ct. Due to I have not been homeless for three years. I came up to help mom from Florida, but she passed. Thus my West … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Complaints Department, Congressional Influence, Corona pandemic, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, hepatitis A (HAV), HOMELESS VETERANS, Lawyering Up, Legislation, Military Madness, Uncategorized, VA Secretaries | Tagged , | 5 Comments

White House official list of highlights concerning veterans (to January 2021)

With the Biden inauguration almost upon us, I thought it would be interesting to see some of the Trump Administration’s final online notes before they are purged. I have copied those relating to veterans and added some various links to … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Appeals Modernization Act, Community Care Network, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, HOMELESS VETERANS, non-va care, Uncategorized, Urgent Care Benefit, vA news, Veterans Choice card | 16 Comments

Fast-Tracking Your VA Case

Are You Tired of Waiting on a Decision from the VA? Getting the VA benefits you deserve can feel like jumping through hoops with no end in sight.  Generally, the VA decides cases in the order that a claim or … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Guest authors, HOMELESS VETERANS, Tips and Tricks, VA BACKLOG | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments


Just when we thought ol’ Laura was going to quietly fade away in her new digs over at VA’s Human Resources, lightning strikes again. It’s sad to think that any VA employee would spend their time ruminating on how to … Continue reading

Posted in Complaints Department, HOMELESS VETERANS, KP Veterans, VA Health Care, vA news, VAMC Scheduling Coverup, VARO Misfeasance, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


Over the course of several clients’ claims, I have been forced to “take it up a notch”. One technique is to use homelessness as a tool to invigorate the VARO’s response time on claims. We all know it can be … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Duty to Assist, HOMELESS VETERANS, KP Veterans, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments


If you’re read my book, you know playing VA poker is an art form. You keep your cards up and don’t let prying eyes see what you’re holding. Yeah, I know the drill they espouse. “Whatdaya got? Send it allllll in. … Continue reading

Posted in HOMELESS VETERANS, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


As I sit down this morning to put fingers to keyboard, my heart is heavy. Our Country, whom you and I fought to preserve Democracy for, now indulges in a free-for-all of anger and retribution. Internecine warfare is even rending … Continue reading

Posted in Future Veterans, HOMELESS VETERANS, KP Veterans, Veterans Day, Women Vets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments


What are the odds you could ever find two Veterans, of two entirely different wars no less, who VA had somehow shortchanged out of years and years of compensation. Granted, towards the end they were munificent beyond belief in actually … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, Food for the soul, From the footlocker, HOMELESS VETERANS, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, VA Agents, vARO Decisions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

VIP Twitter chat on liver cancer next week

Anyone who tweets may want to get a few in at this online event.  Attendees include lots of VIPs…but no VVA or other vet groups. Know Hepatitis: Reduce Liver Cancer Risk and Join a Liver Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat Tuesday, … Continue reading

Posted in General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Health, HOMELESS VETERANS, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How many of the 250,000 “other-than-honorable discharges” in the Vietnam-era were due to PTSD?

In an article (9/4/14) Washington Post reporter Dan Lamothe provides an   overview of Sec. Hagel’s medical guidance on PTSD and less than honorable discharges. He provides this background information:  “The lawsuit said 250,000 Vietnam-era veterans received other-than-honorable discharges, and that 80,000 of … Continue reading

Posted in Guest authors, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), HOMELESS VETERANS, Medical News, Medicare for VETS, PTSD, VA Health Care, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment