Veteran Resources

 

Yale Virtual Admissions Information Session for U.S. Military Veterans and Service Members

This program will feature information about Yale undergraduate programs as well as a panel conversation with Yale student veterans

Monday, October 25, 2021

8 pm eastern time

EVENT REGISTRATION: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/...

Yale Eli Whitney Students Program Admissions Information Session

The Eli Whitney Students Program is an undergraduate in-person program designed specifically for adult students who have been out of high school for five or more years. An admissions officer will discuss Yale academics, financial aid and admissions. Current Eli Whitney students will also share their Yale experiences.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

8 pm eastern time

EVENT REGISTRATION: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/...

 

Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.

You are not alone.

Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. Scroll down for a list common reactions and coping advice.

 

RESOURCES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW

 

  • VET CENTERS - Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.

 

 

  • MAKETHECONNECTION.NET - information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.

 

 

  • DOWNLOAD VA'S SELF-HELP APPS - Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.

 

 

  • VA WOMEN VETERANS CALL CENTER - Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 6:30PM ET)

 

  • VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE - Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 5PM ET)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • TEAM RED, WHITE & BLUE - Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.

 

 

With the passage of H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the special COVID rules have been extended to December 21, 2021. Among other things, Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training.

    This means when you are looking for courses to enroll in the academic calendar year 2021, you have the flexibility to enroll in online courses and receive your housing. The Veteran Services Team will continue to keep you up to date with information as we receive it.

    VA is extending debt relief for Veterans through September 30, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. VA will suspend collection of all Veteran benefit overpayments incurred between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021. No adverse actions or collection attempts will occur during this suspension period. Additionally, all copayments for medical care and pharmacy services incurred from April 6, 2020, through September 30, 2021, will be cancelled, along with any fees or interest. Any payments for this time period will be refunded.

    VA is committed to keeping Veterans informed about their debt and the expansive relief options available.

    What will happen next

    With regard to benefit overpayments, Veterans will receive a letter from the VA Debt Management Center (DMC) showing current debt amount as well as available options. Subsequent letters will be sent showing updates to Veterans’ accounts.

    What Veterans can do now

    For benefit overpayments, no action is required through September 30, 2021. That said, if Veterans would like to resolve debts sooner, there are options they can exercise now. VA can work with Veterans to determine what option is best. Options include:

    • Making a payment
    • Establishing a repayment plan
    • Submitting a compromise offer
    • Disputing the debt
    • Requesting a waiver

    For benefit debt, information is available online at https://www.va.gov/manage-va-debt/, or by calling the DMC at 800-827-0648, or via IRIS at https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/app/ask/.

    ON Campus VA WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES - See your Veterans Center Coordinators

     

    Off Campus employment inquiries: https://www.sanjac.edu/student-services/student-support/career-services/employment-opportunities