We are veterans and only too happy to meet and greet our fellow veterans, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. We normally have fresh coffee, soda, cold water, and sometimes sticky buns, fat pills, or whatever your parent service called them.
The monthly General Membership Meeting is held on the First Thursday of each month at 4PM. It is held in the small auditorium at the Charlotte Players, 1182 Market Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. We look forward to your attendance!
The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. The Act expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 era, and (2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances. Come in and discuss with any Service Officer. No appointment is necessary.
VA-enrolled veterans admitted to a local hospital for life-threatening conditions thru the Emergency Room by ambulance or other means, need to follow these steps to ensure VA payment:
VA-enrolled Veterans, please ensure your spouse or significant other has this information. It is very important.
The VHA Office of Community Care (OCC) is available to help Veterans resolve adverse credit reporting or debt collection actions resulting from authorized VA community care claims. Call center staff work one-on-one with impacted Veterans to research and resolve their collection-specific issues.
The DAV can file an appeal on your behalf. There are three levels of appeals: the Supplemental Claim, the Higher-Level Review, and the Decision Review Request Board Appeal AKA the Notice of Disagreement.
DAV Chapter 82 can help you decide which option is right for you. We can assist you in acquiring evidence and completing the proper forms. The VA also has a Duty to Assist in obtaining evidence, which may be the reason veterans receive US Mail communications requesting additional information. Come in and discuss with any Service Officer. No appointment is necessary.