Health & Safety
Domestic Violence Overview/FAQ
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence can affect anyone- men, women, and children. Spouses abuse their partners, parents abuse children, and siblings abuse each other.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal. It includes threatening, controlling, and stalking. It includes isolating a person from friends or family, not permitting him/her to get a job or have any money, or hurting pets.
Disability Claims Based on PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD ] is often a cause or contributing factor in disability claims filed by veterans.
Are you unable to get to a VA facility?
Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview
What is Medicaid?
Every state runs a Medicaid program although it may be called something else. For example, California has Medi-Cal; Maine has MaineCare. This program provides health insurance for those who can least afford it. The coverage is very comprehensive - including doctors visits, hospital care, dental care, prescriptions and mental health care.
The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide
Medical Malpractice by the VA
Many current or former service members and their families receive medical care at healthcare centers and hospitals operated by the VA. Sometimes, actions by the VA doctor or healthcare staff may cause harm to the patient.