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FALLEN 15 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2015: DEADLINE is 10/30/14!
Scholarships will be made available to Columbus State Veterans, children of veterans, spouses of veterans and family members of our Fallen Service Members.
Please contact the Military & Veterans Services Dept. for application details 614-287-2644 or email GIBill@cscc.edu
Veteran ID Cards
The Franklin County Recorder's Office will be on campus 15 October 2014 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located in Delaware Hall (Veterans) Lounge Room 156.
This program allows veterans to obtain a Document Identification Card from our office. This card will display a photograph of the veteran, military service dates, and other pertinent information regarding the veteran's service to our country. This card contains their specific document number, so the discharge record can be rapidly located by his office when needed. The cost to obtain the card is $1.
In order to receive a United States Veteran Document Identification Card, veterans must record their military discharge with the Franklin County Recorder's Office and show two forms of current and valid identification.
First of all I would like to thank you for your service to your country and your interest in the Columbus State Veterans Organization (CSVO). We would like to hold a general information meeting on Thursday 2 Oct 1400hrs.
The meeting will take place in Delaware Hall Room 156 (The Veterans Lounge) and if
need be we can move to a bigger class room.
The CSVO is a recognized student organization by Columbus State and a National Chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA). As your chapter advisor I plan to work with you on addressing veterans issues, concerns and assist with raising awareness within the local community. The CSVO will need to elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer so please bring a resume if you are interested in one of these positions. We will also be discussing how the CSVO will be involved in 2014 Veterans Week Events, here at Columbus State.
The heart of SVA is the student veteran led chapter. These local organizations are the "boots on the ground" that provide peer-to-peer support, which has been linked to academic success and an easier transition to campus for student veterans. Through this national network of affiliates, SVA impacts the lives of thousands of student veterans.
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VA Develops Mobile Application "Concussion Coach" To Help Support Treatment for Veterans Who Suffer From Mild to Moderate Concussions - To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application ("app") that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies. (9/16/14)
Steps for "Getting Your VA BAH & Book Money" On Time:
1. Register for classes as soon as possible (Autumn 2014 semester registration opened on April 21, 2014 and will continue through Aug 10, 2014); LATE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE ASSESSED AFTER AUG 10, 2014 (end of " On-Time" registration).
2. Immediately following registration, complete and submit the CSCC "Request for VA Certification" form - http://www.cscc.edu/_resources/media/services/pdf/veterans_form_certification.pdf and return it to the Veterans Services staff. This form may be dropped off (Union Hall, Room 48), faxed or scanned/email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Last Name, Cougar ID and TERM in the subject line of the email) that your registration is complete and you are requesting VA benefits.
3. Certification forms are now required for EACH TERM that you are requesting benefits!
4. If any registration changes are made following notification of the Military & Veterans Services Dept. notification is required by contacting us at email@example.com (as detailed above).
5. If you have changed your major (Program of Study), please ensure that your official major is changed with the Office of Records & Registration (614-287-5353), then complete the Columbus State "Request for VA Certification" form which can be downloaded from the Columbus State web site. The completed form must be returned (scanned/emailed, faxed or dropped off) to the G.I. Bill Office (Union Hall, Room 48) immediately following the completion of registration before VA enrollment certification can take place. Non-receipt of this form will delay or prevent benefit processing and payments.
Any changes to your registration for Autumn 2014 term made on or after Sunday, Aug 10th and following VA certification processing (receipt of the VA email notification that your enrollment has been certified) will delay benefits payments and may also cause over/under payments, being dropped from classes, and indebtedness to Columbus State and/or the VA.
Please make sure your account balances reflect paid (a zero firstname.lastname@example.org (as detailed above).
Burn Pit Registry...
The VA is collecting info on service members who believe they experienced harmful environmental effects to their health from exposure to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Currently, the VA says that research does not show evidence of long-term health problems from expo-sure to burn pits, in which a variety of waste from human to chemicals, petroleum and discarded food were burned. But it is also studying the issue and plans to continue doing so. To that end, the agency is seeking information from veterans who believe such exposure has compromised their health.
Veterans can also file a claim for disability compensation for health problems they believe were caused by exposure to burn pits. The claims will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
According to the VA, veterans who were closer to burn pit smoke or exposed for longer
periods may be at greater risk. Health effects depend on a number of other factors,
such as the kind of waste being burned and wind direction. Toxins in burn pit smoke
may affect the skin, eyes, respiratory and cardio-vascular systems, gastrointestinal
tract and internal organs. Most of the irritation is temporary and resolves once the
exposure is gone. This includes eye irritation and burning, coughing and throat irritation,
breathing difficulties, and skin itching and rashes. The high level of fine dust and
pollution common in Iraq and Afghanistan may pose a greater danger for respiratory
illnesses than exposure to burn pits, the VA said.
The online registry and additional information are at:
FRAUD ALERT: Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center or GI Bill Call Center. A marketing company has established two fraudulent numbers that differ from the two official VA call center numbers by one digit. If the fraudulent number is dialed by mistake, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain personal and financial information, including credit card information, from the caller. The answering party may even transfer the caller to the VA after the caller's information is obtained. Note that VA will never ask you for a credit card number or banking information over the phone. Before giving personal sensitive information over the phone make sure you know who you are taking to.
The numbers to be avoided are:
800-872-1000 (the VA National Call Center number is 800-827-1000)
888-442-4511 (the VA GI Bill Call Center number is 888-442-4551)
VA has notified law enforcement authorities to address this situation, and will provide additional information and guidance as necessary.
Attention G.I. Bill Students! The Ohio Residency Verification Sessions are conducted each semester to assist students in a redetermination of their current residency status with Columbus State Community College. A student's residency status is initially determined by information he or she provided on his or her application for admission to Columbus State Community College. Please be advised that fee payment deadlines cannot be waived or extended for a student whose residency status is being reviewed. Students must make full payment of all tuition (including non-resident of Ohio fees) by the appropriate deadline date to avoid being dropped for non-payment of fee.