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Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

Location:

United States

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Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

Language:

English

Contact:

8136410816


Episodes

Why should you fill out VA questionnaires and what do they do with the information. Data gathering is a big part of the VA's effort of patient services improvement and you can make a difference by filling out the forms and even within the hospitals commen

4/11/2021
Have you ever wondered where the information went when you filled out a VA questionnaire or submitted one of the comment slips around the VA hospital? Well, wonder no more. The buck stops HERE. Performance improvement gets to see and process all the comments and suggestions, they do not fall into a deep dark hole to be forever forgotten. Believe it or not, they actually solicit ideas from VA patients and their families on how the program could run more smoothly. Listen in to hear Johnathan...

Duration:00:19:37

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE: The VA is committed to improving and expanding their efforts in the area of Women's health. Listen in to hear what is happening.

4/4/2021
Dr. Patricia Hayes is the Chief Consultant for VHA Women’s Health services and is in the forefront of the development of programs necessary to keep our female veterans healthy both physically and mentally. As you listen in you will hear of the improvements they have already made in the area of specialty clinics and the plans for expansion of women’s services. Season 2 Episode 14

Duration:00:16:11

A one year thank you to our listeners and an update of info.

3/29/2021
On March 31, 2020, we started this program as a way to get information out to our veterans and their families during what looked like and turned out to be a very dark time. The pandemic isolated a lot of people and this program strived to help them connect and stay current on the benefits they were earned and were entitled to. We had no idea it would be so popular but with two days to go we have crossed the 9000 mark in programs listened to and downloaded. Thank you to all who have helped us...

Duration:00:06:10

An overview of VA eye care with Dr Charles Slonim

3/27/2021
Dr. Slonim heads up the James A Haley VA Hospital Optical Center and explains the variety of services available to our Veterans. With 14 + specialties at the clinic and the resources of the University of Southern Florida Medical school across the street, this facility is a powerhouse in the field of Optical care. Listen in to hear just how they may provide services to you even if you come from outside their service area. Season 2 episode 13

Duration:00:17:21

Discharges may be upgradable. Listen in to Scott Hope, Deputy National Service Director for Benefits, Disabled American Veterans -National Office as he give you updated information on what the Army is doing and what other services are considering..

3/22/2021
The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider the cases of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars era with mental health conditions who received other-than-honorable discharges. The decision is part of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit brought by two Connecticut veterans. Scott Hope, Deputy Director of Legislative Services for Disabled American Veterans will discuss the ramifications of this court decision and how the DAV is and will be prepared to assist the...

Duration:00:18:26

Are you a Caregiver for a veteran, veteran caring for a spouse or loved one? The VA Healthcare system has a variety of resources for Veterans and Caregivers that may vary from facility to facility. There are two programs that are at every VA. Listen in

3/15/2021
Julie Borgen, Social Work Service Section Chief, Caregiver Support Program Manager Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has a lot of experience in helping Caregivers. Listen in to hear more. The VA Healthcare system has a variety of resources for Veterans and Caregivers that may vary from facility to facility. There are two programs that are at every VA. One is the Program of General Caregiver Support Service provides resources, education and support to caregivers of Veterans. The Veteran does not...

Duration:00:16:46

Does your spouse know who to call if you find yourself in a non VA hospital running up an expensive bill? If you need specialized care, not available from your VA, can you go elsewhere? Listen in and find out the answer to these and other questions.

3/8/2021
Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Community Care, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington DC. What happens if you find yourself in a hospital far from a VA facility, or in need of specialized care that your VA Hospital does not offer? That is when the Office of Community Care steps in and helps with the cost. Listen in to see how you can take advantage of this program. Season 2 Episode 10

Duration:00:16:13

Veterans looking for jobs here in Florida or assistance in starting their own business need look no further. Listen in and you may even get paid to train.

3/1/2021
Joe Marino, Executive Director of Veterans Florida has a great story to tell. Veterans Florida is an initiative started by the State of Florida to tap into the huge gold mine of trained workers, emanating from the various military bases here in the state and also to draw qualified individuals from other military bases to Florida. Hear how they can offer free placement services, resume writing, and even classes a vet can even get paid to attend. There is no charge for any of their services...

Duration:00:16:26

Col. D,J. Reyes, mentor number one of the Veterans Treatment Court. Listen in to hear a great success story that is saving lives and going nationwide.

2/22/2021
Colonel DJ Reyes, US Army retired is an interesting man and one who works tirelessly for his fellow veterans. He was mentor number one in our Veterans Treatment Court and was very instrumental in helping to pass the Federal level bills that now establish this court all over the country. Tune in to hear Colonel Reyes talk about the early days of the court and how it is constantly adapting to meet current needs. Season 2 Episode 8

Duration:00:15:19

Bay Pines VA Hospital and Medical Center Director Paul Russo shares with our Veterans Corner Radio listeners an overview of the many services that this facility provides to our veteran's community. He discusses current challenges and future plans to meet

2/15/2021
Originally opened in 1933, Bay Pines is a major VA hospital. The main medical center is located on 337 acres situated on the Gulf of Mexico approximately eight miles northwest of downtown Saint Petersburg, FL. Director Paul Russo is rightly proud of the many services offered by the hospital and its satellite clinics. Listen in to hear what services are available including a Military Sexual Trauma (MST) unit that provides state of the art care for both female and male victims of MST. Season 2...

Duration:00:16:27

Part 2 of 2 Spouses and or family can qualify for payments in certain circumstances when caring for their VA patient spouse. Listen in to this part two of a two part program. 2-6

2/4/2021
Part 2 of 2 A discussion of VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance with Sarah Bursey, Pension and Fiduciary and Cleveland Karren, Compensation Services VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualify.

Duration:00:15:25

Spouses can qualify for payments in certain circumstances when caring for their VA patient spouse. Listen in to this part one of a two part program. 2-5

1/29/2021
Part 1 pf 2 A discussion of VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance with Sarah Bursey, Pension and Fiduciary and Cleveland Karren, Compensation Services VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualify.

Duration:00:16:12

My Warriors Place what it is and information on the forth annual Battle of The Bay a special event coming up. 2-4

1/28/2021
My Warriors Place (MYP) is a wonderful respite center for Veterans and their families. It was founded by Gold Star Mother Kelly Kowall after her son was killed by enemy action. Her story of how it got started is covered in previous episodes and can be found in the Veterans Corner Radio podcast library. In today's podcast, we concentrate on how MWP is serving veterans from all over the nation and has no paid employees. To do that they have fundraisers and one called Battle Of The Bay is...

Duration:00:12:20

Congressman Greg Steube shares an insight into the operation of the Veterans Affairs Committee and what is planed in the future for our veterans. 2-3

1/25/2021
If you want to get something done in Congress then the Military Affairs Committee is the place to go. Congressman Greg Steube shares an insight into the operation of the Veterans Affairs Committee and what is planned in the future for our veterans.

Duration:00:17:01

Congressman Vern Buchannan discussing training deaths in the US military. 2-2

1/18/2021
Congressman Vern Buchanan discusses with Bill the ever-increasing problem of training accidents claiming military lives. Congressman Buchanan’s amendment requires the Department of Defense to examine emergency response capabilities and services available at all U.S. bases around the world. They will be required to address the potential benefits and practicality to have properly functioning medical helicopters and fully stocked military ambulances.

Duration:00:16:21

CoronaVirus19 vaccines. This program was taped the last week in December at James A Haley VA hospital and shots are currently being given.. Other VA hospitals are handling it in a similar manner. 2-1

1/11/2021
Corona19 Virus vaccination update. Chief of Staff, Dr. Colleen Jakey for the James A Haley Veterans Hospital shares with our listeners the plan that has been worked out to ensure that the Corona19 Virus vaccinations are carried out in a fair and medically sound manner. The James A Haley VA Hospital is one of the largest in the 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of the VA and will certainly be a pattern for other VA hospitals from across the country.

Duration:00:16:21

Time to come out of hibernation. The end of the pandemic is in sight. Most of us have failed to get enough exercise and put on some pounds. The VA can help with dietary advice and a free YMCA membership.

1/4/2021
In recent years some of the VA Health Services money has been judiciously applied to defeating illness by helping VA patients to make healthy choices and now the program has been extended to the entire family. Mr. Roy Sevalia Whole Health Services, James A Haley VA Hospital. Mr. Sevalia discusses the VA’s push to keep us healthy rather than reacting to illnesses. Tune in to see how this proactive health care program might help you and your spouse.

Duration:00:16:18

Covid19 Debt Deferment program is ending? If you owe money to the VA what are your options?

12/21/2020
To ease financial difficulties during the pandemic, the VA Debt Management Center (DMC) suspended issuing debt notification letters and suspended collection action on debts established after April 3, 2020, through January 1, 2021. DMC also offered suspensions or extended repayment plans for debts established prior to April 3, 2020. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2021 If your debt was established after April 3, 2020, DMC will issue your debt notification letter(s) starting in January 2021. If you have...

Duration:00:08:59

What do you do if you are sick and don't want to drive all the way to your VA emergency department. Does your spouse know what numbers to call especially if you admitted? The answers are here.

12/14/2020
VA has a variety of resources for you as a VA patient to help you in urgent care or emergency situations. You can call and talk with a nurse or make arrangements to go to an urgent care center that is privately operated but in the VA network. Listen in to get the phone number to call to talk with a VA nurse who may be able to help you without your going anywhere or assist you in knowing what to do so as not to run up a large bill for services that if handled properly will be paid by the VA....

Duration:00:17:35

Many of our veterans are coming home with serious problems that cause them to violate laws, Learn more about how the Veterans Treatment Court works to abrogate their problems from Judge Holder who is part of the history of the court.

12/7/2020
For this Veterans Corner Radio podcast, Bill dips back into our archives and shares with you a program we played on the air prior to the birth of the podcasts. His guest is the Honorable Judge Gregory P. Holder 13th Judicial Circuit Civil Division. Judge Holder will discuss the origins and current operations of the Hillsborough Veterans' Court. He also talks about this particular court is unique and how it is currently being looked at as a model for a Federal Veterans Court. One note we...

Duration:00:16:25