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Are Disabled Military Veterans Entitled to Free Healthcare?
Disabled Military Veterans in Colorado Springs are entitled to certain benefits, including, in some cases, free healthcare. However, figuring out what these benefits are and who is entitled to them can be confusing. We will look at what constitutes Veterans’ free healthcare and the overall VA health care cost. We will also determine why you might be denied VA benefits due to income and examine the various Veteran healthcare benefits available to you.
United States Naval Veteran embracing his wife alongside other Military Veteran families
What is a Protected Veteran & What Does the Status Mean?
What is a Protected Veteran? We will take a closer look at the Protected Veteran law and what this means for the disabled Veteran in Colorado Springs. We will answer what Protected Veteran Status means and determine if you qualify as a Protected Veteran. Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center seeks to help all Veterans and their families understand what Protected Veteran Status means along with the benefits.
Retired military veteran in the honor guard holding an American flag during Memorial Day
What Does a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) Do?
If you are applying for Veteran benefits, you will want to know what a Veteran Service Officer in Colorado Springs does. This article will evaluate the role of the Veteran Service Officer, otherwise known as the VSO. At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we strive to educate and empower local Military Veterans. We can help you find the Veteran services that are available to you in Colorado Springs.
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Legal Aid Services for Veterans in Colorado Springs
When the time comes to find legal services for Veterans, you need to know who to trust. We will show you how Mt. Carmel strives to find Veteran legal services for those in the Colorado Springs area. Whether through legal services, Veterans’ legal aid, or local clinics, we have the connections you need to get help fast. Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center aims to help local Military Veterans with legal services, just as we are always here to support your overall wellbeing.
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Service Dogs for Military Veterans in Colorado Springs
If you want to know how service dogs can help military veterans in Colorado Springs, this article is for you. We aim to show you the overall benefit of service dogs and how they better our beloved Veterans’ lives. From general Military Veterans to those diagnosed with PTSD, or facing a disability, there are several ways that veteran service dogs can benefit their life.  Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center works with several service dog organizations to help provide aid and service Military Veterans in the greater Colorado Springs area.
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Veterans Transportation Services in Colorado Springs
Does the VA provide transportation to appointments? Yes, the VA offers several travel solutions. We will look closer at the Veterans Transportation Services (VTS), discuss what VTS transport is, how you can use these services, and what benefits the VA ride service offers. This article serves to inform you of the Veterans Transportation Services available in Colorado Springs to local veterans through the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center.
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Veterans Canteen Services in Colorado Springs
What are Veterans Canteen Services? At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we provide a vast amount of Military Veteran services, including VCS canteen services. If you need any VA canteen service in Colorado Springs, you’ll want to see what we have to offer. From low-cost goods to helpful programs, you can get quite the discount by simply visiting our Veterans Service Center.
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Which Places Give Discounts to Military Veterans?
As a military veteran, you have served our country well, and it’s always a perk to find out about places that offer discounts exclusively for military veterans. While Veteran’s Day regularly serves as a day for you to get free goods or great discounts, you can save money all year long at certain establishments where military veterans get discounts every day. Let’s take a look at types of businesses offering veterans discounts in Colorado Springs and beyond. In addition, we will highlight one national company in particular that only works with the military, just like the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service…
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Where to Find Jobs for Military Veterans in Colorado Springs
Are you a military veteran? Have you been wondering where you can find jobs suited for your background? At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we are dedicated to finding good jobs for local military veterans. We will discuss with you which jobs you might qualify for, how to apply for these jobs, how to prepare for the interview, and show you how to land the job, with or without a degree. As you make the military career transition, allow us to walk alongside you.
Eyeglasses for Larry
Larry Mooring was pretty excited about his new eyeglasses when he picked them up at Mt. Carmel this past week. He showed them off to most of our staff members and fellow veterans. “I was treated like a general back there; it’s embarrassing – I don’t think I deserve it,” said Larry of his experience with Veterans Optometry Partners of America, Mt. Carmel’s in-house partner that provided a complete eye exam, digital lenses and name brand frames without out-of-pocket expense – fully-covered by his annual VA optical benefit.
Season of Giving is here – Mt. Carmel is ready
  By Ret. Army Col. Bob McLaughlin Chief Operating Officer We joined the community to kick off the Season of Giving with two important events: a wreath telethon timed ahead of Veterans Day and our annual Operation Turkeys for Troops before Thanksgiving. The telethon, in partnership with KRDO News Channel 13 and coloradohonor.com, is part of a nationwide effort to place wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans across the nation on Dec. 14. Our team will assist the community with placements at 10 a.m.

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