Next CVO Meeting at the Manual Perez Post 1017 July 19

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be from 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 19th at the Manual Perez Post 1017 American Legion, 2658 S Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (773-522-9315). We’ll discuss the carrying our message to the Legislators, what’s going on in the VA, the VA Crisis Hot Line, and more. Continue reading

Crazy, But Not Dishonorable

According to 38 USCS, section 5303(b): “if it is established to the satisfaction of the Secretary that, at the time of the commission of an offense leading to a person’s court-martial, discharge, or resignation, that person was insane, such person shall not be precluded from benefits under laws administered by the Secretary based upon the period of service from which such person was separated.” Continue reading

Helping Veterans Obtain VA Benefits Saves Local Healthcare Budget Dollars

Many veterans use non-VA healthcare facilities because VA regulations place bureaucratic hurdles in front of the veterans who are least able to overcome them and the people that these veterans go to for help either don’t know how or simply refuse to serve them because of their own prejudice. Continue reading

Next CVO Meeting at the National Veterans Art Museum on June 21st

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be Saturday, June 21, 10 AM, on the North side of Chicago at the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) at 4041 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. We are very excited to be meeting there and to find such a fine venue as we move our meeting around to meet the needs of different veterans. Continue reading