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Title: Monthly Veterans newsletter - University of Florida
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Office of Veterans Affairs, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of Veterans Affairs, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January 2009
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Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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MONTHLY VETERANS NEWSLETTER UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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never enter personally identifiable information on a website when you did not type the web address
yourself.

The Office of Veteran Affairs at the University of Florida would like to welcome you to the
January edition of our Monthly Veterans Newsletter.

-UF VA TEAM






Certification for Spring
Not sure if you've requested certification for the Spring 2009 semester? You can check your
certification status using your WAVE account or by contacting the Office Veteran Affairs. The
sooner that you request benefits, the less likely it is that you will experience a break in GI Bill
payments.

Financial Aid
Did the Office for Student Financial Affairs select you for VA Benefit financial aid verification? If
so, please print the verification form from your ISIS account. You need to fill out that form,
attach documentation of your VA benefits, and submit both directly to Student Financial Affairs.
For documentation of your VA Education Benefits award amount, you can use the paper print
out that you received from the VA, or print and sign the information from WAVE
(https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave), or come by the VA office at 222 Criser Hall.

Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of Florida is a support service for students
with disabilities. Our office works to ensure that educational programming and services are
accessible to students with disabilities. If you have documented PTSD, TBI or a learning,
medical, physical, psychological or sensory disability that hinders learning, the DRC can help
facilitate accommodations that include reduced distraction test conditions, extended test time,
access to class notes, and much more. The services are free, and your registration with the office
will not appear on your transcript. If you have documentation from VA Disability, please be
aware that in some instances additional documentation may be required. Please refer to the
website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/getstarted.php.

2008 Edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
The 2008 Edition of VA's Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents booklet is available at
www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current benefits.asp. This booklet provides the rates for certain
federal payments and outlines many programs and services provided by VA and other federal
agencies. It also includes toll-free phone numbers, Internet addresses and a directory of VA
facilities throughout the country.


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Prison-Trained Dogs Help Veterans
The Dog Tags program matches physically and emotionally disabled veterans with specially
trained Labradors and Golden Retrievers that help wounded veterans live fuller lives. The dogs
can be trained to offer specific relief for PTSD symptoms by providing a protective presence to
the servicemen and women who adopt them. Dogs like "Pax" are trained by incarcerated
individuals through the Puppies Behind Bars program. More information can be found at
http://www.puppiesbehindbars.com/documents/Dog%20Tags%20brochure.pdf
















Work Study
This program provides part-time employment to students receiving VA education benefits who
attend school three-quarter time or more and are receiving GI Bill Benefits. The student may
work at the Veteran Affairs office, VA Medical Facilities, the VA Regional Office, or at approved
state employment offices. Work-study students are paid either the state or federal minimum
wage, whichever is greater. Active duty military are not eligible for this program. If you have
additional questions, please come into the VA office (222 Criser Hall) or call 352-392-1374, ext.
7413.

Student Veteran Organizations
Collegiate Veterans Society
Meeting Time: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: TBA
Contact: Dan Wojcik, danshadow@ufl.edu
http://grove.ufl.edu/~veterans

Omega Delta Sigma Veterans Fraternity
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: ROTC Building, 2nd Floor
Contact: Andrew J Kisz, ufkisz@ufl.edu
http://grove.ufl.edu/~omegadel



For archived newsletters, please visit: http://registrar.ufl.edu/va/news.html.


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