Veterans

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What You Need To Know About Veteran And Spouse Benefits

Aegis deeply appreciates our veterans – we have had a member of the original Band of Brothers with us, as well as many men and women service members in each of our communities. As part of our appreciation, we make sure to help our veterans and their spouses access all of the benefits that are available to them. Did you know that if your father served in the military, he and his spouse may be entitled to benefits to fund long-term care? This can be an amazing help for seniors who have served our country and now need to take advantage of assisted living. Read on to find out more.

06/30/2015

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San Francisco Veterans Struggle With Life On The Streets; Memories Of Wartime

20 percent of those who enjoy a free meal at St. Anthony’s Diner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin are veterans. KCBS talks to some of the vets this Memorial Day who’ve endured hardships even after the war.

05/25/2015

Lake Tahoe (credit, Randy Yagi)

Veterans Receive Free Admission To All California State Parks On Memorial Day

Veterans get free admission into all California State Parks this Memorial Day Monday in honor of their service to the country.

05/25/2015

Homeless Veterans Housing

Tech Leaders Donate $5 Million To House Homeless Veterans In SF Mission Bay

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

05/22/2015

Local veteran Mike Malloy has started a foundation, and is trying to crowdsource funding for PTSD K9s to help other vets. (CBS SF)

Bay Area Veteran Trains $15K PTSD Therapy Dogs To Help Others Heal From War

Veterans coming home from war are finding that dogs are one of the best ways to cope with PTSD. But the dogs are very expensive to train and are currently not covered by the Veterans Affairs.

05/15/2015

Homeless people seen across the street from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (CBS)

Mayor Lee Says San Francisco On Track To End Veteran Homelessness This Year

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald expressed his support in San Francisco Wednesday for additional Bay Area resources to help get homeless veterans into stable housing.

04/22/2015

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Santa Cruz Surfing Program Connects Troubled Veterans, Saves Lives

A Santa Cruz surfing program connects wounded and troubled veterans, who may be suicidal or suffering from PTSD, to not only one another, but to nature’s gnarly waves.

04/22/2015

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

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Oakland Veterans Affairs Office Lost Nearly 14,000 Benefits Claims Since 1990

The Oakland office of Veterans Affairs improperly filed and then lost about 14,000 unprocessed veterans benefit claims, some dating back to the 1990s, a federal government investigation found.

02/20/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

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