Hack the VA

Jake Hughes
October 25, 2018 - 9:30 am
Sometimes roles are reversed and a parent becomes dependent on their adult children. I might surprise you that VA has a program to help veterans with service-connected disabilities take care of their parents. Video of Hack the VA: Dependent Parents Contact us about this article, or share your story...
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Jake Hughes
October 23, 2018 - 9:30 am
Starting the conversation about depression or suicide is never easy. But your words could be exactly what someone needs to hear. VA has a new tool that can help you get the correct message to someone in need. It’s a message generator that gives you safe options to help get that important...
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Jake Hughes
October 16, 2018 - 9:30 am
First, you waited to get your medical appointment, then you wait as the date approaches, and yet another wait time once you show up for the thing. ConnectingVets shows you a few ways to hack off some of that waiting when it comes to VA medical appointments. Video of Hack the VA: Wait times You can...
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Jake Hughes
October 11, 2018 - 9:30 am
Dental care at the VA is one of life’s greatest mysteries. There are a couple dental options for vets, so we at ConnectingVets are breaking down the different dental categories at the VA. Video of Hack the VA: Dental Benefits You can read more information here. Contact us about this article, or...
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Jake Hughes
October 09, 2018 - 9:30 am
Eating the right food can help you live a better life, but it is especially important if you are living with illnesses such as cancer or kidney disease. The VA has several resources to help you in your nutrition goals. Video of Hack the VA: Nutrition in the Kitchen Contact us about this article, or...
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Jake Hughes
October 04, 2018 - 9:30 am
Looking for a new job or career? We take a look at some websites geared towards veterans that will help you find careers based on your military service and interests. Video of Hack the VA: Searching for a Job Contact us about this article, or share your story, at [email protected]
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Jake Hughes
October 02, 2018 - 9:30 am
The VA lists basic information on all its 40,000 physicians, dentists, nurses and psychologists on its accesstocare.va.gov website. ConnectingVets shows you how you can turn that basic information into more with the non-VA sites docinfo.org and fsmb.org . Video of Hack the VA: Basic Veterans...
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Jake Hughes
September 27, 2018 - 9:30 am
If only there was an easier way to find out more about your doctor before going for an appointment. Well, in fact, there is and it’s part of the VA’s Access to Care website: Our Providers. Video of Hack the VA: Doctor Information Contact us about this article, or share your story, at [email protected]
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Jake Hughes
September 25, 2018 - 9:30 am
Filing a disability compensation claim with Veterans Affairs isn’t something one would choose to do every day. It can be frustrating, confusing and very time consuming, but if you know what to do, there are ways to manage the process without feeling like you’re banging your head against the VA wall...
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Jake Hughes
September 20, 2018 - 9:30 am
How would you like to get paid to go to your VA medical appointment? With the VA’s Beneficiary Travel program, veterans who are eligible can be reimbursed for mileage or get special modes of travel when medically indicated. Video of Hack the VA: Travel Reimbursement You can read more information...
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