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301 Route 15 South, Dillsburg, PA

American Legion Post 26

VETERAN RESOURCES

 

DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY & VETERANS

Through the 'Hometown Heroes' Program, veterans in York County can get a free ID card that gets them the discounts at some 150 York-area restaurants, shops, service centers, and specialty stores.

To obtain a discount card, veterans need to file their original discharge papers with the recorder of deeds’ office, located in the administrative center at 28 E. Market St, York, PA.

VIEW DISCOUNTS:
http://yorkcountypa.gov/images/pdf/RecorderOfDeeds/HometownHeroes.pdf

 


UPDATE ON VETERAN'S BACKLOG

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=BBBC0865-37B3-41F0-8DE7-9F475C37DBBE

For current information, see Page 2 of this section.

 


US GOVERNMENT MADE EASY FOR VETERANS

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http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

 


VA LOAN INFORMATION

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http://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg

 


TRICARE

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http://www.tricare.mil/


SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE

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http://www.ssa.gov/

 


POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

Featured PTSD News

Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens

The Department of Defense announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

PTSD News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website

 


NURSING HOME UPDATES


All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.

Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

More information

 


HELPFUL WEBSITES

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/

Online version http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp

PDF Download in English http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC

Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless

VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov

VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking

VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov

 



CENTER FOR WOMEN VETERANS & THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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www.va.gov/womenvet

 


NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN LEGISLATIONS

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www.womenlegislators.org

 


VIETNAM WOMEN VETERANS
Almost ten thousand women were there.

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For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets." Women in Vietnam


VIETNAM WOMENS MEMORIAL PROJECT

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VWMP

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Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance

 


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