20 Veterans Die Every Day By Suicide

June 27th is designated PTSD Awareness Day By The Old Sarge In World War I, they called it shell shock. During, and a long time after World War II, the common term was combat stress reaction. These days, we know this mental health issue as post-traumatic stress disorder, [...]

By |2018-07-09T20:24:45+00:00June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 20 Veterans Die Every Day By Suicide

Help On the Way for Vets Denied VA benefits

By Brett Buchanan, Allsup VA-Accredited Claims Agent Military veterans received some good news regarding their VA disability benefits last week. A new federal court ruling will help thousands of previously denied veterans qualify for VA disability benefits. On April 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:47:55+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Help On the Way for Vets Denied VA benefits

Never a Day Off―Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Some years ago back in another century, I was in the Air Force and based in San Antonio, Texas. We were in between wars at the time, and my fellow airmen and I busied ourselves with the mundane tasks of peacetime. One day, I passed by a young [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:53:08+00:00March 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Never a Day Off―Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Win $500 and a Trip to Denver Just Because We Believe You

People don’t believe people with invisible disabilities. That’s why people with invisible disabilities get nasty notes on their cars when they park in disabled spots, even when their placards are clearly visible. That’s why their disability benefits are denied even when their doctors say they can’t work. That’s [...]

By |2018-03-26T18:33:21+00:00February 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Win $500 and a Trip to Denver Just Because We Believe You

Disability Benefits After an Organ Transplant

Organ transplants are life changing, but it’s imperative that transplant recipients pace their return to normal activities. A slow return to normal activities can make an immediate return to work challenging, which means making ends meet financially can be a concern for transplant recipients and their families. Fortunately, [...]

By |2018-03-26T18:13:58+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Disability Benefits After an Organ Transplant

Care, Support and Resources for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Most people know that February is Heart Month but few know that the week of the 7th-14th is also Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week. Recently, there has been a wave of awareness for CHD. That is wonderful, but the belief that following surgery a patient is “fixed,” or [...]

By |2018-03-26T17:55:17+00:00February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Care, Support and Resources for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

A Shorter Path to Victory for Veterans with Disabilities

By Brett Buchanan Help appears to be finally on the horizon for those waiting for a final decision on their Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims. In a seemingly rare bi-partisan effort, Congress passed and the president signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, created to reduce wait [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:15:57+00:00August 31st, 2017|Comments Off on A Shorter Path to Victory for Veterans with Disabilities

Roll on Capitol Hill with United Spinal Association

Photo courtesy of United Spinal Association. By Tai Prohaska United Spinal Association and over 100 disability advocates and wheelchair users will gather in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill. They will meet with congressional leaders to highlight health, independence, community, and quality of [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:54:53+00:00June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Roll on Capitol Hill with United Spinal Association

Remembering Col. Mark Stephensen on Memorial Day

By The Old Sarge President Calvin Coolidge wrote, “The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” On a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, I walked directly to panel 18E, Row 116, and gently ran my fingers along the name etched into the polished black granite: Mark [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:50:50+00:00May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Remembering Col. Mark Stephensen on Memorial Day

No Standing in Line for empower by Allsup®

By The Old Sarge After wearing an Air Force uniform for more than 22 years, I know all about standing in lines. There were lines to get into the mess hall, the firing range—even for doctors’ appointments. Want to join the Air Force? Get in line. Want to get out [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:42:13+00:00April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on No Standing in Line for empower by Allsup®
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