FAQs - Frequently asked Veterans Questions
I am retired from the US Navy with a VA SC Disability rating of 40%. I have never sought care for my conditions, nor have I ever been reevaluated since my initial VA physical exam. Can I go to the VA Hospital in Fresno to be reevaluated and receive care for my SC Health conditions
Answer: Yes you can!
You can go to the VA Hospital in Fresno to receive care for your service connected conditions. You'll need to enroll for care if you haven't already done so. You'll need your DD-214 and a copy of your VA Rating letter. If you want to have your conditions reevaluated, you'll need to file a new claim with new evidence showing that your service connected conditions have become worse. This is something that we do all the time. You can file a new claim through our office. Gather up any care documentation you can get your hands on and give me or my staff a call and I'll set you up with an appointment and we'll get a claim started.
What does your KC Veterans Service office do to help Veterans?
Answer: We Do all of the following:
We assist veterans and their dependents in filing for any benefits that would be appropriate. These include, but may not be limited to, Service-connected Disability Compensation; Non-Service-connected Disability Pension; Educational Benefits for the Veteran as well as Family Members if they meet eligibility; Burial Benefits for the Veteran; Survivors DIC if the military member died in the service or of Service Connected Disabilities; and Widow's Pension, provided veteran served during wartime; provide benefits verifications and information which can be used for establishing social services assistance; obtain Military Discharge papers.
I'm a veteran, can I get dental work at the VA Hospital?
Answer: Yes you can!
VA provides necessary dental care for veterans who were not provided dental examination and treatment within 180 days of discharge and apply within 180 days separation from the service. The time limit does not apply to veterans with dental disabilities resulting from combat wounds or service injuries.
I have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes Type II. Can I received Compensation for my condition?
Answer: Yes you can!
Diabetes II has been linked to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Currently If you served in country in Vietnam between 9 January 1962 and 5 May 1975, whether you knew it or not, you were subjected to Agent Orange exposure. Currently there are three sites that have been approved for Agent Orange exposure (1) Korea along the DMZ, (2) and Guam at Anderson Air Base. If you think you qualify contact this office.
I've heard about VA assistance with college for my kids. Is there such a program?
Answer: Yes there is, there are two program!
The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA) assists children of veterans who are presently rated 0% or higher Service Connected Disabled, or children of military personnel killed while on Active Duty, or who have died of service connected disabilities. The California Department of Veteran's Affairs has a college assistance program called the Fee Tuition Waiver Program may be what some callers are asking about, and that eligibility information is available by contacting this office, or right on the back of the DVS-40 Application Form.
When I die, what benefits can my spouse apply for?
Answer: If your death is attributable to a Service-connected cause, your surviving spouse may apply for Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), which is a monthly payment compensating your spouse for your loss. Another potential benefit, the Non-service Connected Disability Pension, is payable if you served during one of the Wartime Periods (such as WWII, Korea, etc.) and your surviving spouse’s monthly income falls below a certain amount established by the DVA. A burial benefit may be paid to a surviving spouse if at the time of your death you are in receipt of a Service-connected Disability Compensation Award; or if as the veteran, you were receiving a Non-service-connected Disability Pension, or your death occurs while you are in a VA Medical Facility.
I cannot find my military discharge papers (DD-214) or Record of Separation from the MIlitary. What can I do? And how long must I wait?
Answer: Yes we can!
We can assist you in completing the necessary form to be sent off to the National Archives. You can usually receive a copy of your papers in three to four months.