VA Secretary Selection a Mixed Bag

Veterans and veteran groups have met President-elect Joe Biden’s selection for VA Secretary, Denis McDonough, with mixed emotions thus far. Disappointment and skepticism seem to currently be the predominant responses, as more time is needed to know how this will actually pan out. More than one group has expressed there was hope this next VA Secretary appointment would be a …

Employee Spotlight: Russell Collins

Russell’s contact information: russell@bevetstrong.com    1-208-841-1664 *Visit Russell’s LinkedIn Profile Here. Service rank and title -E4 Specialist Degree -Network Systems Administration   What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -I love being able to help people the way ABC has helped me. I was their first client and subsequently their longest lasting client. Getting my percentage increased …

Most Common Disabilities for Women Veterans

In 1973, when the draft ended, women represented 2% of the enlisted forces and 8% of officer corps. Those numbers are currently around 16%, and 19%. Women now make up roughly 10-11% of the total veteran population. The number of women veterans treated at the VA tripled from 2000-2015, with this number expected to double again in the next 10 …

Employee Spotlight: Ashley Hammill

Ashley’s contact information: ashley@bevetstrong.com    1-509-942-9093 *Visit Ashley’s LinkedIn Profile Here. Service rank and title -United States Air Force, SRA Senior Airman, Aerospace Propulsion Mechanic   What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -Being a veteran myself I love the fact that I can help better my fellow veterans’ lives. If I cannot serve my country anymore, …

Holiday Help: Part 2

From Part 1 of Holiday Help: “Christmas can be a beautiful but extremely difficult time of year for many veterans, active military, and their families. ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ can feel like a cruel joke for some who are experiencing loneliness, sadness, financial difficulties, PTSD or separation from their families and friends.” The holiday season can …

Employee Spotlight: Tony Lee

Tony’s contact information: tlee@bevetstrong.com     1-865-621-2253 *Visit Tony’s LinkedIn Profile Here. Service rank and title -USAF, Captain, Logistics Readiness Officer Education – MBA in Strategic Leadership (UT-Haslam College of Business) – BA (UTK) What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? – Veterans are selfless, good-hearted people with amazing stories, triumphs, and (unfortunately) some very painful experiences they’re hiding. 99/100 …

Holiday Help: Part 1

Christmas can be a beautiful but extremely difficult time of year for many veterans, active military, and their families. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” can feel like a cruel joke for some who are experiencing loneliness, sadness, financial difficulties, PTSD or separation from their families and friends. We wanted to share some resources that can help take …

Employee Spotlight: Anna Fendley

Our team is a HUGE part of what makes us unique and so successful! We are going to spend time weekly spotlighting our employees so you can get to know the heart behind each name.❤ Anna’s contact information: anna@bevetstrong.com      1-808-762-2662 *Visit Anna’s LinkedIn Profile Here. What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -I love helping …

What is a “claim for benefits”?

While beginning the transition to civilian life, chances are that you will likely come across many terms that are new to you. As simple as the phrase “claim for benefits” might sound, it is actually multifaceted. Below, you will find a list that tries to encompass MOST of the components of what can make up a claim for benefit: Service-connected …

Helping you help yourself: benefits you might be eligible for

By filing for, and successfully acquiring, a disability claim with the VA, you are opening yourself up to many other additional benefits.  These benefits can be broken down into the following categories: 1:  “Non-Service Connected Pension” (benefits available to extremely low-income veterans with disabilities that are not service-connected). A benefit that is available to veterans or surviving spouses who meet …