VETERANS RESOURCES

 


Geer-Services-Is-Owned-By-Retired-Air-Force-MembersGeer Services Incorporated is proud to offer the following links to anyone interested in issues relating to Military Veterans Resources. As Veterans from the Air Force, we had difficulty getting assistance with determination of benefits relative to issues that occurred while on active duty. Fortunately, the City of Jacksonville has a good Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Office to assist Veterans. If you are located in Jacksonville, this should be your first choice for help. As we locate similar organizations in other cities, we will post them on this web page along with the other Veterans Resources.

Thank you for your service and God Bless our Military!

Pat and Richard Geer – U.S. Air Force Retired


The Veterans Administration Application-Assistance Information

Veteran Affairs Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This is the Official website for the Department of Veteran’s affairs. This website contains information about benefits, services, locations of facilities and cemeteries and other useful information.

VA Claims Process – Jacksonville
Veterans Affairs Processing Location

VA Claims Process – Atlanta
Veterans Affairs Processing Location

City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans
Don’t know where to start to qualify for Veteran’s benefits? The City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans office offers many services to veterans in the Duval County area. We have used their services with much success. They take the guesswork out of filing claims and other Veteran related matters.

Veterans Resources for Seniors
According to the 2012 U.S. Census brief, Veterans age 65 or older numbered in excess of 12.4 million. These Veterans served in conflicts around the world including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and even in the Persian Gulf War. As Veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues including the changing health risks they face, as well as financial challenges through VA benefits and health services.


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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Resources

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative
An order signed by President George W. Bush on October 20, 2004, directs all federal agencies to implement Executive Order 13360. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) created the 21 Gun Salute initiative to help provide more opportunities in federal contracting for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification through VetBiz.gov
The Veterans Administration now offers certification for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). The initial registration period has passed, but review the link above for additional information about certification and listing on the Vendor Information Pages (VIP).


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Disabled American Veterans
Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose – building better lives for all of our nation’s disabled veterans and their families.

US Military Maintenance
US Military Maintenance is a nationwide effort to employ US veterans in the commercial maintenance industry. We are looking for companies that want to participate in this program so that we can hire and train local work ready US veterans to maintain the professional image of your company.

Find Your Representative or Senator
GovTrack provides a convenient way to get information about your Representative or Senator. You can find contact information, send a message or check on voting records. This may come in handy for any Veteran research!


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Guide To Financial Assistance For Military Families
Life in a military family is tough. Not only do you have the pressures of living a soldier’s life, but you also face significant financial pressure when it’s difficult to get a civilian job due to multiple PCOS orders and frequent deployments.

Operation American Dream: A Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military
Owning your own home. It’s the American dream, right? Well for people who are in the military, home ownership can be a bit more difficult to attain. The constant reality that you may have to move at any moment makes it difficult to really settle down. If you want to experience homeownership, here are some tips to help you make wise choices, even while embracing military living.

The Simple Dollar Tax Guide
Our expert team at The Simple Dollar created an in-depth tax guide designed specifically for veterans to help them recognize the benefits they receive. We also have updated information that is crucial for the upcoming 2017 tax season. Our ultimate guide not only has 6 tax tips for veterans, but also lists the federal exclusions, taxable benefits and state benefits a veteran receives.

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
This guide contains unique functionality which includes a benefit calculator that helps visualize how much you would qualify for in benefits as well as survivors’ benefits. Our team continues to values raising awareness to help those with disabilities and the people that care for them find more financial ground.


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Employment Resources for Military Spouses
It may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.

Association Of Veteran Friendly Employers
Businesses want to do more in support of Veterans, and the Association of Veteran Friendly Employers (AVFE) is the only centralized source to help you support the identification, understanding, and retention of Veterans in the workplace.


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Sesame Street for Military Families
We’re here to help your family talk, listen and connect.

Tips for Your Next PCS Move
About to embark on your very first Permanent Change of Station (PCS Move)? A seasoned pro at the moving game? We asked our Facebook community for the one thing they wish they knew before their last PCS.

Military Helper
Life in the military is rewarding, but it can also be filled with challenges that the civilian population can’t possibly understand. Sometimes, you need a helping hand to come alongside and provide a bit of support and help through the difficult times.

Moving Help Guide
It’s no secret that moving isn’t the most fun thing in the world to do, and goes the same for those who are in the military. Families of those in the military know that relocation can be a normal part of life. We’ve put together the basics of any military move to help ease any stress that those families or service members might have.

Consumer Dangers
Across the world, death and serious injuries occur from Consumer Products all too often.  This site is dedicated to helping raise awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies.  Education is the key to consumer protection, and we hope to be the best resource available.


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Military Servicemembers’ Guide to Starting a Business
Many of the personality traits that make a person an ideal candidate for military life, including independence, a desire to serve and the ability to stand firm in difficult circumstances, translate well into the world of entrepreneurship. If you are a veteran or someone in the reserves who is ready to start a business, there are a number of resources available to you.


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The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors the fallen of the Vietnam War. Relatives and friends leave letters, poems, and photographs there and on this web site named The Virtual Wall. We bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to your home.

Wreaths Across America Jacksonville
Wreaths Across America, the national 501(c)3 non-profit organization is best know for placing wreaths at 1000+ participating locations nationwide, including Arlington National Cemetery. The site listed is for the Jacksonville National Cemetery and information about the national organization can be found at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.


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American Addiction Centers
The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and combat-related substance abuse can strike at the heart of even the tightest knit of families. This guide for addicted veterans and their families can answer questions about treatment and therapy for soldiers and the people who love them.

Addiction Center
AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. As you may know, more than 20% of veterans suffering from PTSD also deal with a substance abuse disorder. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on mental health, addiction, and recovery options.

Mesothelioma Group
The Mesothelioma Group is a support community providing step-by-step guidance, Veteran support, and up-to-date resources for Mesothelioma assistance, all for free.

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

Mesothelioma Resource Online
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
No one gets left behind. To that end, we strive to provide veterans diagnosed with any asbestos illness the best information, advice and assistance we possibly can. From filing for VA Disability Compensation, to helping veterans find the best medical treatment, we never stop fighting.

Mesothelioma Guide
We’ve streamlined the process of filing for VA benefits. With the help of our VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, veterans with mesothelioma can easily file for compensation and benefits.

Mesothelioma Treatment Community
We take pride in unique content with pictures and customs videos to reach and serve anyone in need of Mesothelioma treatment and asbestos related cancer. What stands us apart from all other mesothelioma websites, is that we are NON-PROFIT and in no way shape or form affiliated with any law firm or attorney.

Mesothelioma Survival
Mesotheliomasurvival.org is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families. Our Free Mesothelioma Guide will help you understand your diagnosis with information.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational and support resource for seniors, cancer patients, and caregivers. We are dedicated to providing answers to patients. We have a range of information on our site that talks about the cancer itself, the types of treatment that is expected, and preventative measures.

Mesothelioma.net
Our patient advocates are here to support you, answer your questions, provide you with resources and inform you about your financial options. We have helped hundreds of patients, and we’re here to help you and your loved ones today.

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center
With one third of mesothelioma patients being veterans, the MAA Center is an educational and support resource where you can find information related to mesothelioma diagnosis, treatments, doctors/clinics, and additional help.

Veteran Drug And Alcohol Abuse Information
Substance abuse often begins prior to leaving the military. In 2007, the US government revealed that 33 percent of troops who had committed crimes while deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq were under the influence of alcohol and/or other substances, including abuse of prescription drugs.


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Medical Malpractice Center
Did You Know That Medical Malpractice is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States? Medical malpractice exists in cases where a patient sustains some level of damages from a medical professional during the course of his or her official medical duties.

Mesothelioma Fund
We help mesothelioma patients and their families obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds.

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
For over 20 years we’ve been helping families like yours connect with leading mesothelioma lawyers in their area. There are many law firms that handle mesothelioma cases, and your choices may seem overwhelming. We clear through the confusion and help you locate only the top lawyers.

CourtSystem.org
Find US courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys, including addresses, hours, phone numbers, and services.

Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
As a member of the military, you are called on to sacrifice constantly for the good of your country. As a “thank you” for that sacrifice, the United States government has enacted several laws designed to protect your rights. When you are called to active duty, you will find that a number of additional benefits are enforced that can make your time on duty a little easier, both for you and for your family left behind. Here’s what you need to know about your rights when you head overseas in service to our country.

Jones Act
I assist Maritime Injury Center in their mission of advocating for mariners and Veterans alike. Now more than ever, I think its important for service members to understand the significance of the Jones Act and how it impacts the captain and crew of merchant ships hauling military cargo in times of engagement.


Thank you for your service and God Bless our Military! We hope these veterans resources have been helpful to you.
**** We are proud to host this page and work to help Veterans and organizations connect. Since the internet is a big place it may be hard to 100% screen an organization for integrity. If for any reason you may think a link on this page is questionable or to a group taking advantage of Veterans in any way, please let me know, I will handle it personally.
Richard N. Geer