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Jan
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Attending C&P Exams, VA Copay Deferral, James Barber Interview, Douglas Munro

Claims Processing, Employment, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD

In this week’s installment of 4 Minutes with LHFV: 1/19/2021, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone is discussing: C&P Exam Third-Party Contractors, VA’s Reversal of Copay Deferral, Veterans Radio Podcast on Gaming in the Military with James Barber, and Douglas Munro’s heroic story courtesy of Home of Heroes. Attending C&P Exams In our previous installments of 4 […]

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Sep
18

11th Veterans’ Health Summit Recap

Employment, News and Press, Veterans Law

What a great Veterans Summit! This year’s presentations obviously were a little bit different than years prior. But we want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you that took the time to join our Webinar! It’s not easy taking time out of your day for a webinar, but we hope […]

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Dec
19

The Army Is Stepping Up of Help Soldiers Transfer to Civilian Jobs

Employment, News and Press

The Army is now offering a journeymen apprenticeship program that can be completed with training and job skills a soldier would already possess. The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program lets soldiers pick more than a hundred job titles that would relate to their Military Occupation Specialty. They can enroll at no extra cost or use […]

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Nov
08

Detroit Veterans to Make Shoes

Employment, News and Press

Pingree Detroit has recently sprung up, a working cooperative that aims to help veterans by hiring them specifically to make all kinds of footwear from recycled material. The cooperative gets its name from Hazen S. Pingree, one of Michigan’s Governors that started out as a civil war veteran that went on to make boots after […]

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Oct
18

It’s Easier Than Ever to Search for a Civilian Job Related to Your Military Job

Employment, News and Press

Many veterans can find it a bit difficult to decide where to go after being discharged from the military. What should I do now? What kind of job would be best? Job fairs can only help so much. Grow with Google has designed and released a program specialized in helping veterans find a job based […]

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Nov
30

House approves bill to fast-track firing of VA employees

Employment, News and Press

The House recently passed a bill that would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fire problem workers for misconduct or poor performance. Unlike past VA accountability legislation, the latest proposal would fast-track discipline against all department employees, especially senior executives. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Florida, introduced the […]

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Mar
18

MSHDA grant offers hope to Detroit’s homeless veterans

Employment, Mental Health, News and Press

One of the biggest problems that veterans face today is homelessness. In an effort to reduce homelessness among the state’s veterans in 2016, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) approved two grants on January 29. The Michigan Veterans Foundation will receive a Housing Development Fund grant of $2 million. The funds will go toward […]

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Jan
12

Detroit named worst city for veterans to live in

Employment, Medical Issues / Disability, News and Press

Detroit, Michigan, received the worst overall ranking in WalletHub’s list of the most veteran-friendly cities in the United States in terms of standard of living. The consumer finance site compared 100 of the nation’s most populated cities against 18 criteria including housing affordability, employment growth, health facilities and the number of homeless veterans. Irvine, California, […]

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Dec
20

Wheels for Warriors program provides Michigan veterans with bicycles

Claims Processing, Employment, News and Press

Wheels for Warriors aims to help Michigan veterans who are in need of transportation. The program provides seriously injured soldiers and their families with adaptive vehicles to improve their quality of life. The program was launched by AmeriCorps and the Michigan Region 10 Veterans Community Action Team. Under the collaboration, 15 bicycles have been given […]

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Nov
13

Kroger holds open job interviews for veterans nationwide

Employment, News and Press

Kroger, one of the nation’s largest retailers, is doing its part to honor veterans by providing them with employment opportunities. The grocer held job interviews for veterans and their families on Sept. 15 at all 128 of its Michigan stores. They were hiring to fill around 1,400 jobs in the area. Kroger also attempted to […]

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