2011 Retiree and Veteran COLA Watch

October 30, 2010 | Terry Howell

The government officially announced that the 2011 Cost of Living Adjustment for military retirees, disabled veterans, and social security recipients will be zero for the the second year in a … [Read more...]

Military Pay Debate – Cut Pay or Troops?

October 28, 2010 | Terry Howell

Military pay and benefits have been a hot topic this fall; from the zero increase in military retiree and veteran cost of living adjustments to the proposed reductions in future military base pay … [Read more...]

Florida State Veterans’ Benefits

October 27, 2010 | Terry Howell

Veterans who don’t take advantage of their state provided vet benefits are missing out big time. Unfortunately some vets don’t even know that their state provides benefits that go beyond Federal … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Benefit Act Stresses ‘Improvement’

October 25, 2010 | Terry Howell

The Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 may not have added any significant new veterans benefits, but, it will increase some allowances and grants for disabled veterans and improve various veterans' … [Read more...]

Cost of TRICARE for Children Over 21

October 15, 2010 | Terry Howell

The passage of the Health Care Reform Act, which requires insurers to provide coverage for dependent children up to age 26, has left many TRICARE beneficiaries asking what that would mean to their … [Read more...]

New VA TV Ad Hits the Air

October 12, 2010 | Terry Howell

As a veteran's advocate, one of the most disturbing and common phrases I have heard from is "I didn't know..."  TheVA has taken several steps over the last year to reach out and pull veterans … [Read more...]

Featured State Benefits: Delaware

October 12, 2010 | Terry Howell

Vet­er­ans who don’t take advan­tage of their state pro­vided vet ben­e­fits are miss­ing out big time.  Unfortunately some vets don’t even know that their state pro­vides … [Read more...]

Senate Leaves Military Pay Hanging

October 11, 2010 | Terry Howell

Each fall our attention turns to D.C. as we wait to hear what next year's Military pay raise will be. This year there are at least two proposals on the table, one from the House and another from the … [Read more...]

Veterans’ Headstone Medallion

October 05, 2010 | Terry Howell

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran’s medallion's are available through the VA, which can be affixed to an existing privately purchased headstone or marker to signify the deceased's … [Read more...]

VA COLA Act of 2010 Ready to Sign

October 04, 2010 | Terry Howell

The news that Congress passed the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act  of 2010 likely sparked some excitement for many veterans last week. But before anyone rushes off to spend the … [Read more...]