Entries by MilitaryandVeterans

NC Legislative Filing: H.B. 50 – Allow Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for TBI/PTSD

Bill Website: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2019/H50 Summary: This bill proposes to allow certain medical professionals to treat veterans who have PTSD or TBI with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Further Reading: In early 2018, the VA obtained an evidence brief related to the use of HBOT to treat PTSD and TBI, which is available at https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/hbot.cfm.  This brief concludes […]

The Immigration Benefits Of Military Parole In Place

Guest Post By Lisa Kobayashi When a military member is threatened with potential negative immigration consequences to their family, it may have a significant impact on the military member’s morale and readiness to perform the duties of their service. Recognizing this, the U.S. government has created certain discretionary benefits to ease the immigration process for […]

VA Seeks Comments On Its Family Caregiver Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers provides support to individuals whose assistance enables seriously injured veterans to remain in their homes and communities.  Although initially limited to the caregivers of post 9/11-veterans, legislation recently extended potential eligibility to the caregivers of all eras.  The criteria for participation is still […]