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VA Benefits – A Little of the Old and a Little of the New

By Trish Hughes Kreis, Staff Writer
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Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. The government has made these benefits available to veterans and their caregivers so they will be used. The country is indebted to our veterans and these programs are available to help. There are many ways to thank a veteran for his or her service (personally saying thanks or buying them a cup of coffee, for instance) but providing care to both the veteran and their caregiver is, by far, the most thanks we can give as a country.

Trish Hughes Kreis is a freelance writer and full-time Legal Administrator who coordinates the care of her disabled youngest brother, Robert. She advocates on behalf of Robert in order to keep him as healthy and happy as possible and has managed to persistently navigate the maze of social services and government programs available to help him. Most importantly, she keeps Robert in a steady supply of Word Search books and 7-Up and entertains him by being on the losing end of many card games. She can be contacted at or through her blog

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