3 Million More People Will Get Commissary and Exchange Benefits

By |2020-01-11T08:56:02-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges. Federal officials determined earlier this year that veterans would use their Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) in order to get access to DoD and Coast Guard installations, and

HIREVets Gold Medallion awarded to Veterans Guardian

By |2019-11-19T17:47:44-05:00November 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The United States Department of Labor has awarded Veterans Guardian the HIREVets Gold Medallion Award, the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Veterans Guardian is one of 15 North Carolina employers that received the HIRE Vets Medallion.The award was established as part of

2020 VA Disability Pay Rates

By |2019-12-09T18:47:10-05:00October 14th, 2019|Benefits|

2020 VA Disability Compensation Rates The 2020 VA Disability Pay Rates are out! If you are a Veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 10% or higher, you can determine how much tax-free compensation you’ll get each month by viewing the animated chart above, or the graph below.   As of December 1st, 2019, the 2020

Nexus Letter

By |2019-11-01T10:29:40-04:00September 29th, 2019|Information|

A nexus letter links a Veteran's time in service and their current disability. It is by far the hardest element of service connection to prove. However, it's not impossible. This letter, in many situations, allows for evidence to point in favor towards the Veteran. With a nexus letter, Veterans increase their chance of a favorable claim

Patriot Foundation Dinner 2019

By |2019-10-10T16:39:40-04:00September 23rd, 2019|News|

The Patriot Foundation held its annual Soldiers Appreciation Dinner at Pinehurst Resort for 2019. Veterans Guardian is a proud corporate sponsor of the Patriot Foundation, donating over $10,000 in 2019. These funds provide scholarships for children to soldiers who have been killed, wounded, injured, or fell seriously ill. We appreciate all that the Patriot Foundation

What is a Lay Statement?

By |2019-11-01T10:41:42-04:00September 19th, 2019|Information|

What is a Lay Statement? A lay statement is a testimony provided by a veteran or someone close to a veteran to help establish the impacts of service connected injuries. Many times, these statements detail how a service-connected disability affects the veteran. This evidence is meant to create a picture of your daily life. It

Secondary Condition

By |2019-10-07T15:54:53-04:00September 13th, 2019|Types Of Claims|

Secondary Conditions Many Veterans are aware that they can file for direct service-connected conditions. What they don’t know is that they can file for a secondary condition. These conditions are service-connecting claims that can be filed for a condition worsening due to an already existing condition on file. For example, a Veteran files a claim

Who is Eligible For VA Disability?

By |2019-09-19T14:31:09-04:00September 12th, 2019|Information|

The Department of Veterans Affairs handles service-connecting disability claims for veterans and reservists. A veteran's VA Disability Rating determines the amount of tax-free, monthly monetary disability compensation they receive. So, who is eligible For VA Disability? An individual must meet the VA’s eligibility requirements in order to receive compensation from the government. VA Disability Compensation

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