Disabled veterans get winter sports clinic in Colorado
When will the Department of Veterans Affairs winter sports clinic be held?
Answer: More than 350 disabled veterans will ski at the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Aspen, Colo., April 2-7. The clinic is open to all veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions, orthopedic amputations or other disabilities, who receive care at any VA facility. During the six-day program, the veterans will learn Alpine and Nordic skiing and be introduced to a variety of other adaptive activities and sports, such as rock climbing, scuba diving, snowmobiling and sled hockey. For information, contact the Winter Sports Clinic at (970) 244-1314, VA Public Affairs at (757) 727-3450, or log on to the Web site at: www.wintersportsclinic.org.
Q: Are members of the military of a country which was an ally of the U.S. during World War II eligible for VA care?
A: VA provides medical care to veterans of nations allied or associated with the U.S. during World War II. Treatment is available at any VA medical facility if authorized and reimbursed by the foreign government. VA also will provide hospitalization, outpatient and domiciliary care to former members of the armed forces of Czechoslovakia or Poland who participated during WWII against an enemy of the U.S., if they have been U.S. citizens for at least 10 years. For information contact the VA Medical Center at 433-0600.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.