Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 12, 2004
The U.S. government celebrates and remembers the service of American men and women with holidays such as Memorial Day, VeteranÂs Day and Independence Day. Tragically, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been unable to meet its vital obligation of assisting veterans with the medical, financial and emotional issues they face. In "Veterans Unclaimed Benefits: The InsiderÂs Guide", author Mike Riedel uses plain language and powerful insight to explain how to take full advantage of VA benefits, programs and services and what the governmentÂs laws, rules and regulations really mean to the average veteran.
The U.S. government has offered veteranÂs benefits since the time of the Civil WarÂand continues to do so today. Unfortunately, the red tape proves to be a frustrating barrier, which keeps veterans from filing for benefits. This is where Riedel helps, working as an advocate and easily cuts through the red tape to clearly identify all possible benefits. ÂThere are nearly 70 million veterans or family members who are potentially eligible for VA benefits,Â writes Riedel in "Veterans Unclaimed Benefits: The Insider's Guide". ÂUnfortunately, statistics show that 90% don't apply simply because they don't know what to apply for or assume they are not eligible!Â
Riedel worked at the Federal VA for nearly a decade as a Benefits Counselor and Claim Representative and saw first hand the lack of necessary resources and limited or incorrect information given to veterans by the VA. Veterans Unclaimed Benefits is intended to help veterans and their families access the maximum of every benefit they are entitled to receive for service to their country and includes:
Â Easy to understand, step-by-step instructions for all federal benefits due to veterans.
Â Unique benefits provided by each individual State Veterans OfficeÂall 50 states are covered.
Â The special benefits due veterans suffering from conditions related to specific military environments (Iraq War, Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange exposure, post traumatic stress disorder, prisoner of war, cold exposure, asbestos exposure, and chronic disabilities, etc.).
Â Insider ÂsecretsÂ to expedite and maximize the handling of benefit claims.
"Veterans Unclaimed Benefits: The Insider's Guide" is essential reading for ALL veteransÂthose who served during wartime and peacetimeÂbut is also incredibly valuable to a veteranÂs survivors and dependents as well as active duty military personnel. Veterans Unclaimed Benefits: The Insider's Guide has the potential to help literally millions of veterans go after the benefits to which theyÂve been promised, and are so deservedly entitled.
About the Author
Mike Riedel is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran and founded the Veterans Research Group in 1998 to help veterans learn about the VA and unknown VA benefit programs and services. Riedel has over 17 years experience assisting veterans and their families with VA programs and services and specializes in helping veterans with unknown VA benefit programs. Riedel is a native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and currently resides in Portland. For more information visit http://www.veteransunclaimedbenefits.com.
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