Showing posts from September 24, 2015

Making it Easier for You to Receive Benefits

Faster decisions for your compensation, pension, or Survivor benefit claims Filing is easier.  Learn more . Can't see this? View online . Putting you in control of your disability claim      Last month, VA reached a historic low in the disability claims backlog by dipping below 100,000 to 98,535 – and the number of these claims (pending more than 125 days) has come down even further since. This milestone means that VA is processing disability claims faster and more efficiently so that Veterans, their families, and Survivors get the benefits they deserve.       By participating in the Fully Developed Claims program, Veterans and Survivors can take charge of their claims by submitting all relevant records with their claims at once. The fastest way to receive a decision on your disability claim is by fil

FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition NOFA – Revised

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition NOFA – Revised A revised FY 2015 CoC Program Competition NOFA has been posted to the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition page on the HUD Exchange. Corrections, posted September 24, 2015, include corrections to internal citations throughout the NOFA and corrections to the date ranges for HUD forms such as the HUD-2880 and HUD-5007. All corrections are noted in red font and yellow highlights. The corrections made to the NOFA will not extend the submission deadline, November 20, 2

Announcing the Latest Updates to Suicide Safe

--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Announcing the Latest Updates to Suicide Safe SAMHSA has released an updated version of Suicide Safe , the award-winning mobile app that helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Download the latest version today! New Content Explore a new case study. Learn about Rena, a 34-year-old Native American woman with a history of sexual abuse and substance use. Access a new video resource for clinicians. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment provides guidance to counselors who work with persons in need of suicide assessment or intervention. View a new video resource for patients. Stories of Hope and Recovery: A Video Guide for Suicide Attempt Survivors features inspiring stories from suicide-attem

DOL-VETS Announces $1.6 Million to Help Formerly Incarcerated Vets Return to Work, Avoid Homelessness

DOL-VETS Announces $1.6 Million to Help Formerly Incarcerated Vets Return to Work, Avoid Homelessness Funds to serve more than 650 veterans in six states WASHINGTON  — Supporting the president's goal to eliminate homelessness among U.S. military veterans, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of $1.5 million in grants to help once-incarcerated veterans considered "at-risk" of becoming homeless. In all, seven grants will serve more than 650 formerly incarcerated veterans in six states. "Everyone deserves a second chance, especially the men and women who have sacrificed for our country," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) opens doors for veterans who may have struggled but who want to return to

A Super-Sized Successful SOAR

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Seasons of SOAR ! September 2015      Continuing to SOAR: Three New Dedicated SOAR position s!    BHA recently received word that its application for a three year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was approved! This grant, the Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI), will allow the state to enhance behavioral health and peer recovery services using various evidence-based and promising practices to individuals who are homeless, and includes new dedicated SOAR positions in Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties! Additionally, as part of BHA's new Housing First pilot project, Emily Gordon from HCH is the new dedicated SOAR case manager working with individuals transitioning from Spring Grove Hospital Center. Quick Links