Veteran’s Affairs – March 2018

Veterans Affairs
John Ryan, VSO

VA HEALTH BENEFITS

Home Health Care

Home Health Care includes VA’s Skilled Home Health Care Services and Homemaker and Home Health Aid Services.

Skilled Home Health Care Services

These services are in-home services provided by specially trained personnel, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.  Care includes; clinical assessments, treatment planning, treatment provision, health status monitoring, patient and family education, reassessment, referral, and follow up.

Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services

These services are personal care and related support services that enable frail and disabled Veterans to live at home.

Family Caregivers Program

This program provides support and assistance to caregivers of Post 9/11 Veterans and Service Members being medically discharged.  Eligible Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, travel and lodging reimbursement, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. For more information; contact www.caregiver.va.gov, or call 1-877-222-8387.

Veteran’s Affairs – December 2017

Veterans Affairs
Jack Ryan, VSO

Many of our young men and women will be serving overseas this Christmas season. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

A short prayer
God Our Father, Walk Through My House And Take
Away All My Worries; And Please Watch Over And Heal
My Family And Please Protect Our Freedoms And Watch Over Our Troops
Who Are Defending Those Freedoms.
Amen

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Honored at Nassau County Feis

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AOH New York State Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Jack Ryan (center) with New York State President Tim McSweeney, NY State Chaplain Fr. Henry Reid and members of the AOH NY State Board.

Jack Ryan was honored by Nassau County Feis Committee. Jack has been active with the Feis since 1975, serving as Chairman and currently serves as Treasurer. Jack is a AOH National Life Member, and has also served 2 terms as an AOH State District Director. Jack currently serves on the New York State Board as the Chairman of The Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

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Timothy McSweeney, Isabella McSweeney (medal winner, beginner reel) Mike Bryne, Nassau County Feis Chairman

 

 

Veteran’s Affairs Report for February 2016

Veterans Affairs
Jack Ryan, VSO

Members of the Reserve and the National Guard may be eligible for up to 36 months of educational benefits.
To qualify:
1. Have a six year Obligation to the reserve or Guard
2. Complete initial active duty for training
3. Meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalent
4. Remain in good standing with the Reserve or Guard unit
PAYMENTS:
The rate for full time training effective Oct. 1, 2013is $362.00 per month Part-time rates are reduced proportion-lately. Eligibility expires 15 years from the last period of active duty.

VA HEALTH BENEFITS
Home Health Care
Home Health Care includes VA’s Skilled Home Health Care Services and Homemaker and Home Health Aid Ser-vices.
Skilled Home Health Care Services
These services are in-home services provided by specially trained personnel, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers. Care includes; clinical assessments, treatment plan-ning, treatment provision, health status monitoring, patient and family education, reassessment, referral and follow up.
Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services
These services are personal care and related support services that enable frail and disabled Veterans to live at home.
Family Caregivers Program
This program provides support and assistance to caregivers of Post 9/11 Veterans and Service Members being medically discharged. Eligible Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, travel and lodging reimbursement, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. For more information contact www.caregiver.va.gov or call 1-877-222-8387.

As the St. Patrick’s celebration season arrives and we all celebrate our Patron Saint and our rich heritage please remember our Service Members who are away from home and cannot join us. Keep them in your prayers.
God Bless America.

Veterans Affairs Report for September 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our newly elected President, Tim Mc Sweeney, for appointing me to this office. I will endeavor to keep our brother Veterans up to date on events that pertain to them. If any of our brother/sister veterans have questions about their VA entitlements, please contact me and I will be glad to help them out.

The following article was brought to my attention by Brother Tim McNulty of Commodore John Barry Division 2.

VA LAUNCHES NEW NO-COST COMPUTER TRAINING PROGRAM

The VA launched two no-cost computer training programs on August 5, 2015. The Accelerated Learning Programs and the VA Learning Hubs are designed to help transitioning
Service members and Veterans from all eras to learn computer skills.

VA is piloting ALPs this summer with seven courses focusing on building skills and certifications needed to advance in high-demand careers. Each APL course is offered at no cost and includes free referral and support services.

The first cohort includes courses covering a range of IT-related topics, including:

Coding/Programming Boot Camp

80+ Certifications in Hardware, Software, Networking, Web Services, etc.

Network Support Engineer Job Training and Certification

Cyber security Training and Certification

IT Help Desk Training and
IT Boot Camps for Desktop
Support and Windows Expertise.

Applications will be accepted starting August 17, 2015. APLs do not involve the use of the GI Bill Post 9/11. Visit the APL website for more information.

Please keep all our Veterans in your prayers. God Bless America.

Jack Ryan, VSO
AOH New York State Veterans Affairs Chairman

New York News

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 The AOH Nassau County Board held their convention. The newly elected slate of officers are pictured (L – R) Seated: Vice President Sean O’Rourke; NY State President Chip McLean; President Michael Byrne; NY State Secretary Jim Burke; Recording Secretary Tim Myles. Standing: Sentinel Ken Ferguson; Standing Committee Peter Begley; Financial Secretary Bill McGough; Treasurer Jack Ryan; Marshal Rich O’Neill.

Div 1 Yonkers held its local 175th anniversary celebrations at its recent Divisional meeting. Several local politicians stopped by with proclamations that included New York State (pictured), Westchester County Legislature, the Westchester County Executive, and the City of Yonkers.

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