Support Groups for New River Valley Veterans and Families
Local veterans, and family members of veterans, from any era are invited to a free education & support group offered through New River Valley Community Services, in conjunction with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. We meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Radford VFW Post 776 (102 Watts Street). Each meeting features a different topic, helpful info about community resources and assistance for veterans' issues. Contact Lisa Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information or directions
In October 2009, Congress expanded the military family leave provision of the FMLA to a more broadly defined category of military family members - families of both wounded veterans and active service members can access 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their wounded family member. FMLA Information for Military Families.
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Members of the armed services can be deployed on short notice, leaving little time to address their personal or business affairs. Insurance coverage, in particular, is often affected when someone moves out of state or spends an extended period of time away from home. Before you purchase any insurance policy, it is a good idea to ask the agent or broker specific questions about how the company will handle issues related to the deployment of their policyholders who are in the military.
Insurance Issues for Military Service members and Their Families