United States Submarine Veterans Inc. Charleston Base

THE USSVI CREED
TTo perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of duties while serving their country.
That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

Submarine Info Related Links
various links to Navy / Submarine / Retiree pages of interest -
to have something you like added please email Nick

VA Offers Survivor Assistance

Veteran Information Articles

Aid and Attendance And Housebound Benefits

Shipmates Helping Shipmates - A Survival Guide

DFAS Password Change

2014 VA Federal Benefits for Veterans Book
Tri-County Veteran Support Network Directory
Updated representation of the organizations involved in the Tri-County Veteran Support Network. Moving forward, any updates will be made available on a quarterly basis. Please continue sending adjustments and suggestions to Tim Taylor (tim@usvetcorps.org) or Jordan Hardy (jhardy@fsisc.org) as they arise

Illness Related to the DBNP Additive to 2190TEP Oil Entitlement to service connection for bladder cancer
CONCLUSION OF LAW Resolving all reasonable doubt in the veteran's favor, the criteria for service connection for BLADDER CANCER, as due to Agent Orange exposure and/or diesel fuel exposure.

New Headstone Inscriptions Approved
SS now allowed.

DD Form 214 Online
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to sign access to their DD-214 online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov
 Gaining access to your DD Form 214 has never been easier. This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of the DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. 


Health Care Eligibility

List of Links
This is a very thorough list of links. Whoever put this together really put some time into it. It may take a little bit to find the one you need but you will find a link to your question.

Sticker Renewal Goes Online Navywide 

A one-time compensation payment, Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a benefit allowing certain career retirees to receive both retirement pay and payments for combat-related disabilities.

TRICARE Survivors Benefits
VA OFFICER UPDATES:



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H.R.1171 & S.573 Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service (FOR VETS) Act of 2013
By a vote of 387-1, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow veterans service organizations (VSOs) to obtain, at no cost, federal surplus property such as computers, vehicles and appliances. The Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service (FOR VETS) Act of 2013 (H.R.1171) was introduced last March by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI.) The legislation would amend Title 40 of the U.S. Code "to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property." American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz sent a letter 9JUL  to Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) asking him to move the Senate version of the FOR VETS bill (S.573) forward so that it can be voted on before Congress recesses in August. Carper, an original co-sponsor of the Senate bill chairs the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, where the measure is being considered. In his letter, Koutz wrote that the bill would enable VSOs "to gain increased opportunities to Federal surplus property to educate, train, and improve the quality of life for veterans, their families, and communities in which they live."  Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) was the sole member of the House to oppose the FOR VETS Act of 2013. A former governor of South Carolina, Sanford is an Air Force Reserve captain serving with the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base. He won his House seat in a special election on May 7. 


Disabled Veterans Receive Priority at VA Facilities
The VA has issued a new directive providing priority health care access to veterans with service-connected disabilities. New policy guidelines mandate that vets requiring treatment for service-connected disability, regardless of the extent of their injuries, must be scheduled for a primary care evaluation within 30 days of their request for care.  If the VA facility is unable to schedule an appointment for hospitalization or outpatient care in that time period, it must arrange for care at another VA facility, a contract facility or through a sharing agreement.  This new policy expands an earlier rule that offered priority access to vets with disability ratings of 50 percent or more, which includes care for non-service-connected medical problems.
Copied from Naval Affairs, February 2004



VA Cemeteries Seek Volunteers
The VA is looking for volunteers to research and photograph monuments in its 120 national cemeteries and 33 soldiers' lots.  The VA began to inventory its memorials in May 2002, expecting to identify an estimated 300 monuments.  To date, more than 800 memorials have been identified, but more remain to be inventoried. The National Cemetary homepage is:  http://www.cem.va.gov/ For additional information on the project or to volunteer, please contact Darlene Richardson at 202.565.5426 or email nca.memorials@mail.va.gov


On-Line DD-214 Access - Pass to Every Vet - MILITARY RECORDS
NPRC initiates online records request procedures. The National Personnel Records Center is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180 which can be downloaded from the online web site. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time. Also, because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. Veterans and next of kin may access this application at http://vetrecs.archives.gov