INSIDE E STREET

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/12/2013 - 12:30pm - 12:59pm
Program Title: 
BATTLE FOR BENEFITS
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.insideestreet.org
PSIP Description: 
Elizabeth Dole discusses Caring for Military Families and its work to support veteran caregivers.
Long Description: 
Guests: Elizabeth Dole, Former North Carolina Senator; Alan Alford, VP, Fighting for our Heroes Foundation; Debbie Burak, CEO & Founder of VeteranAid.org. With over 22 million military veterans in the United States, there is little to no publicity on the everyday struggles faced by their caregivers. Whether dealing with a massive backlog of benefit claims from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or receiving little support while being an integral support system to our veterans, military caregivers have their work cut out for them. Lark McCarthy is joined by former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole to discuss her new organization, Caring for Military Families, and its work to support veteran caregivers. We also meet Alan Alford, military veteran and VP of Fighting for Our Heroes Foundation, and Debbie Burak, Founder of VeteranAid.org. Ms. McCarthy discusses with our guests the present state of the VA's benefits backlogs, as well as which benefits you might be eligible for, and how to obtain them. Segment 3: A Mother's Moving Tribute.