Patrick Jolly is the Napa County Veterans Service Officer. He is an advocate for veteran's rights and assists in a number of areas including medical, education and death benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will begin providing mental health services to eligible veterans in Napa County later this year. This is the first step in what is hoped will become a full service VA Clinic.
Have you filed for service-connected disability or pension benefits? Have you been denied eligibility for education or home loan benefits? The Department of Veterans Affairs continuously seeks ways to better serve veterans and family members — particularly those filing claims for benefits.
Have you filed for service-connected disability or pension benefits? Have you been denied eligibility for education or home loan benefits? The Department of Veterans Affairs continuously seeks ways to better serve veterans and family members – particularly those filing claims for benefits.
Veterans who served in Vietnam are presumed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have been exposed to an herbicide referred to as Agent Orange, which was used to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.
One of the least known benefits is an education benefit available to children of veterans. A child of a veteran with a disability rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs may qualify to attend any California community college, state college or state university tuition-free.
Veterans in Napa County are a rather unusual demographic. We are a mostly older community. Of the roughly 11,000 veterans in Napa County, over 8,000 are over age 55, and nearly 3,000 are over 75!
If you served in the military and you have a physical or psychological disability, you may be eligible to get treatment, and even compensation, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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People who served in the military (aka veterans) with a current medical or mental health condition that can be connected to their military service can have that condition “service connected” by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The VA currently treats roughly 40,000 veterans with this disease and they estimate there are an additional 40,000 veterans who have the disease but have not been diagnosed.
A significant number of veterans living in Napa County suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The National Center for PTSD estimates roughly 30 percent of male veterans and 27 percent of female veterans have this condition.