Helpful Veteran LINKS

NEW Guide!

How Medicare works with your VA benefits:

Medicare and VA benefits INFO package.


Drivers License Upgrades


Beginning October 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license, state-issued ID card or be required to show additional proof of identification, such as a passport.  This verification is indicated on your license or ID card by a gold star in the top right corner.  This federal law is commonly referred to as “REAL ID.”

To apply for a REAL ID, you can visit any DMV office or partner office like DMV Express. See the full list of locations here.


VETERAN FLAG on your Drivers License

Veterans Flag Eligibility

To receive veteran’s flag on an existing Connecticut license or identity card, the veteran must submit documentation (DD-214 or pre 1950 WG AGO Discharge certificate) of the following to the DVA:

  1. Qualifying military service:
    • Active federal service, not including initial entry training; or
    • Entitled to retirement pay under 10 USC Chapter 1223, as amended from time to time, or, but for age, would be entitled.
  2. Characterization of Discharge:
    • Honorable discharge,
    • Discharge under honorable conditions, or
    • Discharge due to injuries received in the line of duty.

Ultimate Guide Links

An Ultimate Guide to Veteran’s Benefits.

It covers various issues such as health benefits, pension programs and counseling services to name a few. At this site you will also find many “Ultimate Guides” to other important “Life” issues such as Student Loans, Social Security, Credit, and others.

Here is another, all purpose GUIDE TO VETERANS:



It’s no secret that moving isn’t the most fun thing in the world to do, and goes the same for those who are in the military. Families of those in the military know that relocation can be a normal part of life. We’ve put together the basics of any military move to help ease any stress that those families or service members might have.  

Here it is:        Veteran Moving Guide



Veteran Business Ideas

Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business

Jobs for Veterans:

If you know any Connecticut veterans who are unemployed or underemployed, please encourage them to check out at or call 914-469-9875.

They offer a free job placement service that matches veterans with companies throughout Connecticut eager to hire them.
These are full-time career opportunities with benefits in a variety of fields like manufacturing, customer service, sales, and management.

Start your own business:



Maryville University Online

This comprehensive guide goes into detail about attending college after serving in the military. Some of the topics covered include: GI bill information, tuition assistance, FAFSA, scholarships, student loans, how to succeed in college, and mental health concerns.



Free Credit Couseling for Vets.

Debt Reduction Services

From their Website:  Our consultations are free of charge. As a nonprofit consumer credit counseling organization, our mission is to help any individual in need of credit counseling services by providing them a unique, no-cost consultation. Our consultations are designed to have an outcome prepared that will work for you, regardless if you enroll into our debt consolidation plan or not. When seeking help it is important to research the company you are working with. You shouldn’t be asked to pay a fee unless you and your counselor have determined that a repayment program is in your best interest.

Debt Reduction Services is a non-profit and in addition to the above —  for active duty military members —  ALL of their additional services are free.



Here’s a guide searchable by STATE or CATEGORY:

Ultimate 2019 Military Discount Guide

Auto Repair

YourMechanic takes out the inconvenience of finding a mechanic by letting you set up your appointment online. At home or in the office, they send the mechanic out to your location and to provide services on your schedule. This could be a great convenience for individuals who have mobility concerns, or have difficulty finding a technician for the service they need.

Veterans can use the code “Veteran250” to save $15 off $250 or more, or “Veteran75” to save $5 off $75 or more on their next repair or inspection. Visitors can find all of our services eligible for discount at:



Here are SEVERAL retail savings guides to veteran discount sites and companies that offer reduced prices for active military and veterans.



Cell Phone Company Veteran Discounts:


Home Buying

VA Loan Guide for Military Home Buyers

This guide — with topics ranging from financing options for vets to tips on finding agents, plus more — would make for a great informational resource to visitors of your site:


Here’s a Consumer Advocate website for VA LOANS:


Donate your car to a Veteran!

  • The donation process is quick & easy
  • Pickup and towing is always FREE
  • You’ll receive a top tax deduction
  • All Paperwork involved is handled for you
  • Avoid the costs associated with selling your vehicle
  • Avoid the costs associated with paying for costly repairs
  • Your donation will transform the lives of our nation’s heroes









This site is an EXCELLENT and concise guide to Alzheimer’s and dementia that we all may face someday.  It includes the stages of dementia, treatment, VA benefits, paying for memory care, and FAQs.


Tricare Costs for 2022 will rise.



Trump OKs 2 Laws Aimed at Helping Veteran Mental Health and Reducing Suicide


Substance Abuse

Drug Rehab Facilities


A guide for veterans struggling with addiction.   It gives advice to veterans suffering from addiction and depression, how they can seek help as well as a list of support groups at the bottom of the page that they can use to find help and guidance.

Alcohol Addiction

Help with alcohol abuse.

Assisted Living 


There are two basic ways for eligible veterans to receive assistance: obtain an assisted living benefit from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or apply for residency in a veteran’s home.
This guide contains information about the benefit programs available from the VA. Read on to learn whether you are eligible, how to apply, and what programs are available in your state.

Maritime Accidents and Injuries

If you have been injured in maritime accident, this website may be useful:


Mesothelioma Lawyer

Our job is to find you the best Mesothelioma Lawyer based on your location, work history, and asbestos exposure. We will review our database to determine which law firm will maximize your financial recovery based on your case and the firm’s past settlements and successes dealing with similar cases. Using this method we have recovered over $2 billion for our clients.


The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network.  We are an advocacy group working to assist in filing VA claims, find local doctors and medical treatment, as well as host a support group that is held monthly. We have on-staff VA-accredited claims agents, who are a great resource for those looking to receive the benefits that they deserve.
Please review our information at


Mesothelioma Treatment Community of is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. We exist to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos. By being the largest resource for mesothelioma treatment options and complementary therapies for cancer, we are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy.



Phone: 888-322-3075

Veterans and Mesothelioma

Also, try

mesothelioma cancer

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