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VA Vantage Point blog logoPTSD Does Not Equate to Violence

Equating PTSD with aggressive behavior is not only inaccurate but it perpetuates a stigma that can prevent Servicemembers and Veterans from seeking help.

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Department of Veterans Affairs sealDisability Claims Reduced

The VA disability compensation claims backlog has been reduced to 344,000 pending claims. This is down 44% from a high of 611,000 claims in March 2013.

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Student Veterans of America logoVeterans in Higher Education

Research shows that Veterans graduate at significantly higher rates than other nontraditional students, while performing at a level comparable to traditional students.

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Thumbnail of Specially Adapted Housing infographicSpecially Adapted Housing for ALS

Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes.

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sealVeteran Unemployment Rates

In March the unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.0%, which was lower than the national average of 6.7%. The rate for Post-9/11 Veterans was 6.9%.

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Video Spotlight

Curtis Coy, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic OpportunityWhy Do Veterans Make Good Employees?

Learn more about tax credits for hiring Veterans and other VA benefits for employers

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Events

NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo
Apr 17, 2014  8:00 AM - 6:30 PM  (EST)  
NC National Guard HQ, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

Hiring Our Heroes Employment Job Fair
Apr 17, 2014  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (PDT)  
American Legion Post 43, 2035 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068

2014 Biazo Health and Fitness Expo
Apr 19, 2014  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (EDT)  
Silver Springs Civic Building, Veterans Plaza, Silver Springs, MD 20910

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