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Submit Your Request for GI Bill Certification for Spring 2020
In order to ensure that you receive your GI Bill on time you will have to submit your request for GI Bill Certification every semester. This semester the form will be located on your CougarWeb. We will not be accepting paper copies beginning Spring 2020. Please follow the instructions below:
- Register for Spring 2020 Courses
- Log in to your CougarWeb
- Go to the section Titled “Military and Veterans Services”
- Use the second link titled “Submit Your Request for GI Bill Certification”
All VA Education Beneficiaries will need to submit this form. The GI Bill benefits are listed below:
- Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
- Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
Thank you and have a great day!
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Coins and Lanyards for Graduating Veterans
For all graduating veterans, it is also time to request their Columbus State Community College CSVO Challenge Coin and Lanyard. To obtain their Challenge Coin and Lanyard, graduating veterans must complete and submit the attached form, along with their approved petition to graduate, to the Military and Veteran Services Department no later than November 10, 2016 to ensure that they receive the recognition they have earned by completing their course of study at Columbus State Community College.
The Challenge Coin and Lanyard will be presented in conjunction with the Commencement Ceremony and will be provided to the graduating veteran at no cost to the veteran. We do ask that the departments consider sponsoring their graduating veterans, to pay it forward and take care of their veterans and future graduating veterans. If the graduating veteran will be unable to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, the Challenge Coin and Lanyard may be presented in a separate ceremony. Arrangements for that ceremony can be made, at the needs of the graduating veteran.
A copy of the Veterans Addendum – Graduate Coin and Lanyard Request Form is attached for your use and further dissemination to your graduating veterans.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 614-287-5552
VA Secretary Grants Relief for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has granted equitable relief to more than 24,000 Veterans following a national review of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) disability compensation examinations conducted between 2007 and 2015.
Equitable relief is a unique legal remedy that allows the Secretary to correct an
injustice to a claimant, where VA is not otherwise authorized to do so within the
scope of the law.
Since 2007, medicine around TBI has been a rapidly evolving science. VA instituted
a policy requiring one of four specialists – a psychiatrist, physiatrist, neurosurgeon,
or neurologist – to complete initial TBI exams when VA does not already have a diagnosis.
VA selected these specialists because they have the most experience with the symptoms
and effects of TBI.
As more research became available, VA issued a series of guidance documents that created confusion regarding the policy. The nationwide review revealed that more than 24,000 Veterans did not receive an exam by one of the specifically designated specialists. Of the Veterans identified, more than 13,000 are already service connected for TBI at a 10 percent disability evaluation or higher.
Corrective Actions Taken by VA
To minimize burden and ensure no financial harm to affected Veterans, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs granted equitable relief to all of the more than 24,000 identified Veterans on May 3, 2016. The relief authorizes VA to offer new TBI exams, conducted by an appropriate specialist, to all identified Veterans.
Further, this equitable relief:
- Enables VA to take action on any new examinations without requiring Veterans to submit new claims.
- Allows VA to award an effective date as early as the date of original TBI claim and provide any retroactive benefits due.
VA will contact affected Veterans to notify them of the opportunity to receive new examinations and have their claims reprocessed. Affected Veterans will have one year in which to request new examinations.
VA understands the importance of an accurate exam to support Veterans’ disability claims. VA is committed to improving the medical exam experience and has identified it as one of the Department’s 12 MyVA Breakthrough Priorities.
CSCC Student Veterans’ Writing Group
Good writing takes stamina and determination, and few individuals are more disciplined than military personnel.
—Andrew Carroll, “Introduction” to Operation Homecoming pamphlet
Description: The CSCC Student Veterans’ Writing group is open to all CSCC student veterans. The focus of the group is on writing and sharing nonfiction “true stories” of life in and out of the military. It doesn’t matter whether or not you consider yourself a “good writer” or a writer at all; what you need is the desire to share your stories to write them down, and receive support from others as you do this.
The CSCC Student Veterans’ Writing group is open to all CSCC student veterans. The focus of the group is on writing and sharing
nonfiction “true stories” of life in and out of the military. It doesn’t matter whether
or not you consider yourself a “good writer” or a writer at all; what you need is
the desire to share your stories to write them down, and receive support from others
as you do this.
Meetings are held monthly on the CSCC Delaware Campus. Meeting dates and times are dependent on group members’ availability. A meeting agenda will be sent to group members via student email prior to group meetings.
The group co-leaders are Nancy Pine and Beki Test. We teach English classes at CSCC. Please email either of us for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Ohio Warriors Hockey
The Ohio Warriors Hockey Program was founded in 2014 with the support of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The program is open to all injured and ill service members and disabled veterans, regardless of age or gender.
For more information, to see our practice schedules, or to donate, visit:
Columbus State Veterans Organization
Join the Columbus State Veterans Organization Today! We are a chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA).