RI Veterans: Did you understand? 11-08-22 (Triumph Day, insurance coverage, occasions, discount rates – John A. Cianci

by John A. Cianci, Department Veterans Service Officer, Italian Americ an War Veterans (ITAM)

Fist– an Update to the Triumph Day event at Perella’s Ristorante, in Warren, RI:

To share Rhode island Triumph Day on Monday with living heroes from ages 96 to 102, my sensations and appreciation have no words to explain. You needed to exist– or at the Rhode Island Veterans House– when meals were provided to WWII veterans and their households who could not take a trip to Perella’s Ristorante. Pictures inform the story. August 14, 2022 is the main Triumph Day. Make the effort, hang around and ruin our WWII living heroes on their day. We have our liberty since of them. There is a factor they are called the best Generation.

Picture, right: Janet Pimental in her space at the Rhode island Veterans and her provided meal of option: ready baked things lobster by owner pf Perella’s Ristornate, Louie Perella. She has actually waited nearly 6 months for her care due to COVID constraints and other factors. The lobster was among the lots suppers provided to WWII veterans at the house on Triumph Day by the War Homage Cars And Truck Cruise Committee and the Italian American War Veterans of the United States.

Simply one thank you: Thanks John ~ I need to be back from the VAMC already ~ I sure will be anticipating the “baked packed lobster 🦞 “! I have had a couple of bumps in the roadway and this incredible meal will improve my spirit!


Did you understand? Veterans who have a special needs are qualified for Service-Disabled Veteran Insurance Coverage?

Veterans who have a special needs of 70% or more are qualified for FREE Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance Coverage.

Are you qualified for this insurance coverage?

Concern 1

Were you launched from active duty in the Army on or after April 25, 1951 under aside from wrong conditions? ___ Yes ___ No

Concern 2

Has it been less than 2 years given that VA alerted you of your brand-new service-connected special needs or are you presently awaiting a ranking for your service-connected special needs? _____ Yes _____ No

Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance Coverage (S-DVI)

You might be qualified for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance Coverage, and if you are service linked of 70% or more the premium is FREE for the very first $10,000.

What is S-DVI?

S-DVI supplies low-priced protection to qualified service members and FREE for 70% or more service linked veterans if the veteran uses within 2 years after being alerted a condition is ranked.

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance Coverage (S-DVI) is life insurance coverage for Veterans who have actually gotten a service-connected special needs score by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The standard S-DVI program, frequently described as “RH Insurance coverage”, guarantees qualified Veterans for as much as $10,000 of protection. Veterans who have the standard S-DVI protection and are completely handicapped are qualified to have their premiums waived. If a waiver is given, completely handicapped Veterans might make an application for extra protection of as much as $30,000 under the Supplemental S-DVI Program Premiums for Supplemental S-DVI protection, nevertheless, can not be waived.

If you have a service-connected special needs, you can make an application for S-DVI online or by mail.

Essential Note: To be qualified, you need to remain in health other than for your service-connected special needs. They will assess all health conditions that are not service-connected. Details about any health conditions need to be consisted of on your application.

VETTIP — Motivate all to use, as I have actually seen couple of turned down. Let the VA provide you see if you are disqualified.

More details from the Veterans Administration site on S-DVI:

Am I qualified for Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance Coverage?

You might be qualified for S-DVI if you fulfill all of these requirements. All of these need to hold true:

  • You were launched from active service on or after April 25, 1951, and didn’t get a wrong discharge, and
  • You were ranked for a service detached special needs (even if just 0%), and
  • You remain in health other than for any service linked conditions, and
  • You use by December 31, 2022, or within 2 years of getting your special needs score (whichever precedes)

Note: A boost of a ranking you had in the past– or a ranking of Private Unemployability, implying you can’t work– does not certify you for S-DVI.

VETIP — What is 0% detached special needs score? Most typical is hearing loss. The VA rates as a service linked and noncompensable rankings due to the veteran’s service. Basically, hearing loss is linked to the veteran’s military service.

The VA will supply FREE listening devices, batteries, and so on given that its 0% service linked ranked. Another example, in standard training I required 8W army boot and was provided 8N and informed “go draw it up cupcake” from the drill sergeant. Throughout basic/AIT I experienced many in-grown toe nails, all recorded in my military medical files. After retiring, The second world war Veteran, Michael Minutelli prepared my claim with the VA. Although then not troubled, he firmly insisted to sue for residue of ingrown toe nails. Thirty years later on, I still have a 0% score, and am now qualified for unique shoes and tennis shoes at no charge from the VA.

These 0% rankings are essential; the VA acknowledges the condition and at a later time if the condition gets worse, the veteran does not need to show it was service linked. Additionally, any gadget (listening devices), medication, or unique devices the VA will supply at no charge.

Can I get more life insurance protection if I require it?

If you bring the standard S-DVI protection and end up being completely handicapped and not able to work, you can use to get up to $30,000 more in protection. This is called extra S-DVI protection.

You might have the ability to get $30,000 of extra protection if you receive a premiums waiver, and you fulfill both of these requirements.

Both of these need to hold true:

  • You make an application for the protection by December 31, 2022, or within 1 year from the date you get notification of the grant of waiver (whichever precedes), and
  • You’re more youthful than age 65

Now you learn about Service- Handicapped Connected Life Insurance Coverage.
Next week will know on Veterans’ Home Loan Life Insurance Coverage (VMLI), which provides home loan security insurance coverage to the households of Veterans with serious service-connected specials needs.


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August 27 2022, Salute To Summertime Performance and Fireworks, 2:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m United States Naval Station, Newport RI (available to the public)

VETTIP— I have actually participated in and the setting is amazing. Additionally, throughout the fireworks patriotic music is played, which was valuable in my changes to noises of fireworks given that returning from battle.

Get this occasion on your calendar– it’s a yearly “not to miss out on”!

The Naval Station Newport’s Spirits, Well-being and Entertainment Department continues to make preparations and last plans for the setup’s yearly “Salute to Summer seasons” show and fireworks reveal to be held Saturday, August 27 at the setup.

” This year’s event is forming up to be a really interesting occasion, with many activities, terrific home entertainment and food options,” shared Dean Weidman, Director of Spirits, Well-being and Entertainment at the base. “We are going to make this Salute to Summer season a most remarkable occasion for the general public and our setup.”

According to Weidman, musical efficiencies set up for this year’s occasion consist of:

The Naticks, voted Finest Rhode Island Indie Band in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 in Rhode Island Month-to-month’s readers’ survey.

Down City Band, playing a wide variety of categories, consisting of blues, timeless rock, nation, pop and more

Navy Band Northeast, based at the setup, among 11 Navy bands worldwide, which plays a wide array of top-40, popular, rock and patriotic music beyond the ritualistic assistance it offers military services and occasions.

Food/Family Enjoyable

This year’s Salute to Summer season will likewise include terrific offerings for the palate, in addition to the sights and sounds visitors will experience from the show and fireworks programs.

Liquors will be marketed by the setup MWR program.

All afternoon and into the night there will be activities and home entertainment provided in addition to the music and food. Regional suppliers and groups will use face painting, balloon art, caricatures and mobile video gaming as part of the experiences visitors can acquire or participate in throughout the occasion.

Set Up:

Open to the Public!

2 p.m.
Dewey Field gates available to licensed ID holders with base gain access to

Food Trucks:
— Jaju Pierogi
— Spanglish
— Red’s Street Kitchen area
— Newport Chowder Business
— Saugy’s
— Ben & & Jerry’s
— Black Pet Donuts
— Home Town Poke
— Ja Patty
— Twisted T’s

Kid’s Location:
— Toe Jam Puppet Band
— Face Painting
— Wishkers
— Mermaid Masterpieces

3 p.m.
The Naticks

4 p.m.
Gate 1 opens for public, pedestrian traffic just

5 p.m.
Down City Band

7 p.m.
Navy Band Northeast

~ 9:15 p.m.

More details and guidelines to follow to delight in the occasion, go to https://rinewstoday.com/rules-and-structure-for-a-safe-family-fun-event-naval-station-newports-salute-to-summer-concert-fireworks-show

If you go, take some pix and send them to RINewstoday or to me and we might utilize them in next week’s post!



Below are all of the groups the Providence Veterinarian Center is presently using. As this list modifications, I will supply updates. Please send me any concerns that you might have, thank you for your time!

*** All Veterinarian Center Groups need that the Veteran be registered with the Veterinarian Center prior to going to. To inspect eligibility or for concerns, please get in touch with the Veterinarian Center at (401) 739-0167 or connect to our Veteran Outreach Program Expert (VOPS) by means of e-mail at Justyn.Charon@va.gov ***

Trauma Group (PTSD) — 2 nd and 4 th Tuesday of the month from 2:00– 3:30 p.m. (Group is just active September through Might)

Worldwide War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Vietnam Veterans PTSD Group — 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday of the month from 9:30– 11:00 a.m.

Vietnam Veteran PTSD Group — 1 st and 3 rd Monday of the month from 10:30– 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Art Expression Group — Every Thursday from 9:00– 12:00 p.m.

Operation Enduring Liberty (OEF)/ Operation Iraqi Liberty (OIF)/ Operation New Dawn (OND) Group — Every Wednesday from 11:00– 12:00 p.m.

Tension Management— Every Thursday from 9:00– 10:00 a.m.

Low Effect Strolling Group — Every Tuesday from 9:00– 10:00 a.m.

Guitar 4 Veterans — Every Wednesday from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Monday Mindfulness Group — Every Monday from 10:00– 11:00 a.m.

Yoga Group — Every Friday from 12:00– 1:00 p.m.

Ethical Injury Group — Every Friday from 10:00– 11:00 a.m.

Modern Warrior Support System — 1 st and 3 rd Monday of the month from 2:30– 4:00 pm.


Discount Rates for Veterans

Dining Establishments

Applebee’s— Military Discount Rate … With more than 2,000 places, Applebee’s is a household grill dining establishment. Applebee’s offers 10% off for active service and veteran. Last confirmed 07/31/2028

Denny’s— Hartford Ave, Johnston provides 10% discount rate for veterans and active service. Denny’s is a table service diner-style dining establishment chain. Last confirmed 07/31/2028 (PS I had breakfast there on Saturday).

Wilderness Steakhouse— 10% Discount rate to active and veterans. Last confirmed 07/28/2021

99 Dining Establishment & & Club– The 99 Dining Establishment & & Club provides a 10% military discount rate to members of Veterans Benefit. Offered at choose places just. Bring legitimate military ID


Advance Automobile Components — 10% for Active Service, Veterans, and households. Last confirmed 07/28/2021

Bass Pro Shops— Uses a 5% discount rate to active-duty military, reservists, and National Guard. Register and validate your status online or bring your military ID when you patronize your nearby Bass Pro shop (source).

BJs Wholesale— Lowered subscription cost. BJ’s deals all military workers over 25% off their Subscription. Last confirmed 07/28/2021

Lowes— Enlist in the Lowe’s Armed force Discount rate Program to trigger your 10% discount rate– “Our method of stating Thank You” to our active service, retired and military veterans and their partners with a 10% discount rate on qualified products. Confirmation of your military status is quick and simple through our partner, ID.me.

ID.me is our relied on innovation partner in assisting to keep your individual details safe.

GameStop— is using a 10% in-store military discount rate on all previously owned items, antiques, and choose brand-new items. Offered to present and previous military members who bring any legitimate evidence of service or when they validate through ID.me

House Depot— Uses a 10% off military discount rate on routinely priced product for in-store purchases for active service, retired military, and reservists at taking part places. Clients are needed to reveal a legitimate government-issued military ID card to redeem this deal.

Kohls— 15% discount rate provides for active military, veterans, senior citizens, and their instant member of the family a 15% discount rate on purchases made on Mondays, in shop just. In order to get the military discount rate, qualified consumers need to provide correct recognition together with any tender type.

Jiffy Lube— HONORING VETERANS THROUGHOUT THE DAY EVERY DAY!– We didn’t wish to await Veteran’s Day to reveal our gratitude and appreciation for your service. That’s why every Group Cars And Truck Care owned and ran Jiffy Lube ® service center is using our BEST discount rate of 15% OFF as a “Thank You” to the guys and females of our Army for their service to our nation. * Disclaimer *- I.D. needed. No discount coupon is needed. Excludes batteries and brakes, positioning, and diagnostic services. Offered just at choose places noted below:

Tioque Ave, Coventry RI– Bald Hill Roadway, Warwick RI– Park Ave, Cranston RI

Michaels— provides a 15% off military discount rate on the whole in-store purchase consisting of sale products for active service, retired military, guard, reservists, veterans, and member of the family. How to get–

1. Produce an Account. Visit or develop a Michaels Benefits account.

2. Get Verified. Supply your military details to get confirmed quickly.

3. Shop! To utilize your discount rate online and in shop, simply sign into your account or supply your Michaels Benefits contact number at checkout.

O’Reilly Automobile Components— 10% discount rate on in shop products for Active service, Veterans and households. Last confirmed 3/4/21.


If you are a merchant and or a veteran knowledgeable about a company not noted above, please forward to: itamri4vets@gmail.com: business’s name, area, and military and seasoned discount rate provided.

If you have an occasion, conference, other important veteran details, or e-mail concerns or assist required, get in touch with the Italian American War Veteran Service Officer, John A Cianci, itamri4vets@gmail.com, ITAM Workplace 1-( 401 )677-9VET( 9838 )


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John A. Cianci is a Veteran Service Officer. Retired, U.S. Army MSgt., Persian Gulf War and Iraq War battle theater.

Cianci, a battle handicapped Veteran, served in Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Liberty. His awards consist of Bronze Star, Fight Action Badge, Great Conduct, and others.

Cianci comes from many veterans companies– Italian American War Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, United Veterans Council of Rhode Island, and much more companies. He is an active volunteer helping veterans to browse federal and state advantages they have actually made. He is Department of Rhode Island Department Leader Italian American War Veterans and Veteran Service Officer.

He is a graduate of Roger Williams University (BS Financing), UCONN company school * (Business owner Bootcamp For Veterans), Solar Power International Residential, Commercial and Battery Based Photovoltaic Systems certificate programs, many certificates from the Department of Defense renewable resource programs, consisting of graduate of the Solar Ready Vets Program.