Tag Archives: Veterans Services

Benefits That All Veterans Should Know About

Approximately 4.55 million Veterans receive disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 9 million receive health care benefits, and more than 6 million receive life insurance benefits. Just under 3 million have received home loans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, close to 1 million have received education benefits, and -->

Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members

The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits – and who were then denied proper treatment – may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling.  Article by Perry Chiaramonte.  Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/15/court-determines-military-burn-pits-caused-lung-disease-in-service-members.html

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

On December 7th, 1941, 2,403 American citizens were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition to those who lost their lives another 1,178 people were injured in the attack.  More than twenty years ago the United States Congress designated December 7th as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Today, and every day we are -->

Veterans Day 2017

The Finkelstein & Partners team spent Veterans’ Day cheering on the Army Black Knights football team at West Point’s final home game of the season. It is our honor to support the brave men and women who protect our great nation, whether it be showing our support at a football game or through our Veterans -->

Starting Saturday, Vets Can Get Tax-Free Online Shopping for Life through AAFES

This Veterans Day, on Saturday, about 18.5 million veterans worldwide and their families will be eligible for tax-free online shopping for life with AAFES, an acronym for Army and Air Force Exchange Service – the primary shopping center at U.S. military installations.  Read more here: http://www.stripes.com/starting-saturday-veterans-can-get-tax-free-online-shopping-for-life-through-aafes-1.496911?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Veterans+News  Article by Suzette Parmley

House Votes for VA to Clean Up Its Management

The Veterans Affairs Department would have to ensure all of its management layers are necessary and are being held accountable for their performance under a bill the House approved 399-0 on Monday. The VA Management Alignment Act (H.R. 1066) would require the department to report to Congress on its organizational structure, including details on the -->

Army Offers Medical Help for Veterans Injured in Chem-Bio Agent Tests

The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975.  Read more here: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/11/06/army-offers-medical-help-veterans-injured-chem-bio-agent-tests.html  By Matthew Cox

VA May Expand List of Ailments for Agent Orange Coverage: Shulkin

Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin said Monday he’s decided to expand the list of “presumptive” ailments for Agent Orange compensation subject to approval by the Trump administration.  Read more here:  http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/11/07/va-may-expand-list-ailments-agent-orange-coverage-shulkin.html  Article by Richard Sisk

House passes bill to expand mental health care for veterans

The House passed legislation on Tuesday to provide mental health care for veterans who would otherwise be ineligible because they received an other-than-honorable discharge from the military. Read more here:  http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/359212-house-passes-bill-to-expand-mental-health-care-for-veterans  Article by Cristina Marcos

Veterans Services Group Attorney & Volunteer Firefighter, Vincent J. Pastore, Completes the Great Cow Harbor 10K

On September 16th, 2017, Finkelstein & Partners, Veterans Services Group attorney, Vincent J. Pastore, successfully completed the 2017 The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run in Northport, NY. In addition to his work as a Veterans’ benefits attorney, Vincent is a volunteer firefighter and Lieutenant in the East Northport Fire Department. He ran the race with -->