LVMAC Tidbit: Best Kind of Memorial Day News — VA Mission Act About to Be Signed

May 25, 2018

Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives With Actions For The Living and Not Words

vfw_logo_high_res_4qdoThe VFW reports in its Action Corps Weekly of 25 May , as the other 27 veterans organizations which supported this action certainly will:

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Forward Observer: Thinking of Starting or Improving Your Own Business?

March 17, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005There are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the Small Business Administration, an amazing 99.7 percent of all the employers.  Small businesses employ over 56 million people in this country, about 57 percent of all the employment in the private sector.  Think about that.  They certainly are an important component to ensuring a thriving economy.  Throughout our history, small businesses have helped to secure the “American Dream.” Importantly, they rely heavily on workers for their success, not on some “robotic arm.”

In that vein of thinking, Pennsylvania is gradually getting around to the addressing the issues of generating veterans businesses in the Commonwealth. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Boots to Business Makes a Comeback

February 28, 2018

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LVMAC News: New Employment Website

February 23, 2018

At the 21 February 2018 Council meeting — and among a gamut of topics including its Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating servicemembers, grants for homelessness efforts, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Mr. David Cummiskey, Assistant Director in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), introduced the Veterans.gov website.  Although we are convinced personalized, pro-active point-of-service can not be overlooked or replaced, this website is a welcomed addition for beginning the transition to civilian employment or, for older veterans, re-employment.  It needs more marketing. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans

February 11, 2018

[Editor’s Note:  The following is a press release from the VA partially correcting what has been a longstanding problem related to emergency care received outside of the VA.]

WASHINGTON — Today [10 January 2018] the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer: VA’s RAMP Is Bad News – Do Not File a Claim This Way!

February 9, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005On 29 January 2018, the Ms. Kelsey Yoon, the national director for the Veterans Benefits Program (VBP) of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), wrote the state councils of her organization to provide general guidance on the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) put in place by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as one of the means to produce faster turnaround times for compensation claims, thereby reducing the backlog continuing to plague the VA.  The letter was disturbing, and we believe it important to spread word of its contents to a wider audience, since it may affect you or one of your loved ones.  The following is an extracted from her letter: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: DMVA Announces Veterans Trust Fund NOFA

December 12, 2017

[Editor’s Note: Considering the holiday season is upon us, the release of the Veterans’ Trust Fund’s “Notice of Funding Availability” with its grant application package yesterday leaves a short turnaround cycle for application.  Please note that the suspense for submission is 18 January at 3 p.m.]


From: MV, Veterans Trust Fund
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 3:54 PM
Subject: 2017-18 Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of another cycle of Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant opportunities.  The attached 2017-18 VTF Grant Application Package includes the funding announcement as well as the application, combined into one convenient document this year. Read the rest of this entry »


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