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Veterans Wait for Benefits as Claims Pile Up
10/1/2012

A recent New York Times article reports on  what has become known as “the backlog”: the crushing inventory of claims for disability, pension and educational benefits that has overwhelmed the Department of Veterans Affairs. For hundreds of thousands of veterans, the result has been long waits for decisions, mishandled documents, confusing communications and infuriating mistakes in their claims.

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Donate $5 to Give an Hour today and recieve a Shopping Pass for 25% off at Macy's on August 23rd!


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Global Giving Matching Day

Beginning at 9 AM EDT on July 16, Global Giving will 50% match donations made to Give an Hour up to $1,000.


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Give an Hour Co-Hosts an Introduction to Forensic Evaluations Training

On July 9, from 8:30am–12pm, a three-hour introduction to forensic evaluations for veterans was provided to interested volunteers by the Law and Psychiatry Division of Yale’s Department of Psychiatry, Give an Hour, and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. Continuing education credits for psychologists was offered. 


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PTSD Awareness Month

Visit the National Center for PTSD’s Website at www.PTSD.va.gov throughout June - PTSD Awareness Month - for resources, links, and stories about PTSD, both for the public and mental health professionals. 


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