RI Veterans: Did you understand? (Impairment advantages, occasions, discount rates …) 22-09-22 – John A. Cianci

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

Comprehending Federal and State Advantages for Veterans Rated one hundred percent

Did you understand if you are ranked 100% VA special needs P & & T you are now qualified for no charge oral care?

Did you understand if you are ranked 100% VA special needs P & & T the veteran’s partner and dependents are qualified for medical, that includes oral and vision.

VETTIP– The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a medical advantages program in which the VA shares the expense of particular healthcare services and materials with qualified recipients. CHAMPVA supplies protection to the partner or widow/widower and to the kids of a veteran who is ranked completely and completely handicapped due to a service-connected special needs or was ranked completely and completely handicapped due to a service-connected special needs at the time of death, or passed away of a service-connected special needs, or passed away on active service and the dependents are not otherwise qualified for Department of Defense TRICARE advantages.

Did you understand if you are ranked 100% VA special needs P & & T, to consist of 100% TDIU ranking from the VA receive Federal Trainee Loan forgiveness and instructor education support (TEACH) loan forgiveness?

VETTIP– If you are a veteran and you think you fulfill the eligibility requirements for TPD discharge based upon an impairment decision from the VA, and have however not be gotten in touch with by Federal Trainee Help, https://www.disabilitydischarge.com about a TPD discharge, you can send a TPD discharge application in addition to paperwork from the VA revealing that you have actually a service linked special needs (or specials needs) that is 100% disabling or that you are completely handicapped based upon a private unemployability ranking. The paperwork you offer should consist of the efficient date of the VA’s decision.

Did you understand if you are ranked 100% VA special needs P & & T(* ) your partner and dependents are qualified for education advantages approximately 36 months each? VETTIP–

A partner or reliant utilizing the advantage might get an approximated $1400 a month stipend while participating in an authorized education center as a full-time trainee. ___

Beginning with concerns from a few of our readers:

I simply got a choice granting me 100% VA Settlement with P & & T. What federal and state advantages am I entitled to?

Recently’s short article described what the P & & T implies in VA language. Simply to revitalize out readers:

P & & T.

The T in P&T represents ‘ Overall’. That is the 100%.

  • The P in P&T represents ‘ Long-term’. Long-term implies the conditions are not likely to enhance in your life time. A medical choice.
  • Long-term does not suggest ‘permanently’.

Somebody with P&T status can still be decreased. Nevertheless, P&T status implies you will have no Regular Future Tests (RFE). So, unless you choose to open a brand-new claim or apply for a boost, you are on the back burner as far as the VA is worried and they have much better things to do than take a look at your claims. As a veteran who is ranked at one hundred percent, it is most likely you will be designated to Top priority Group 1 for VA healthcare functions. With the brand-new rankings bringing you to one hundred percent and P & & T the veteran is now qualified for oral, trainee loan payment, waiver for VA costs for buying a house utilizing his/her VA Mortgage, Area A flights (veteran just), and totally free assisted living home care.

In the bundle you got with the choice letter, you must have gotten details sheets on the following VA advantages you are entitled to. From the VA site


  • : The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is a healthcare program for qualified recipients. Dependents of Veterans with a long-term and overall one hundred percent ranking might be qualified for VA health care. Chapter 35 DEA
  • : The Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Help Program supplies education and training chances to qualified dependents and survivors of particular Veterans. Expedited Evaluation of SSD
  • : Veterans who have a settlement ranking of one hundred percent Long-term and Overall likewise are qualified for expedited evaluation of applications for Social Security special needs advantages. A VA one hundred percent P&T ranking does not guarantee that you will receive Social Security special needs. However the medical proof utilized to receive an Overall and Long-term ranking will be practical in looking for Social Security Impairment advantages. You still should fulfill the Social Security Administration’s meaning of handicapped. Dependence and Indemnity Settlement (DIC)
  • — A Veteran’s irreversible and overall ranking can make it much easier for enduring partners to receive survivor benefit after the Veteran’s death. For enduring dependents to certify, the veteran needs to have passed away due to a service-connected special needs ranked as completely disabling or should have been ranked as irreversible and overall for 10 years prior to death. ___

State of Rhode Island Advantages for one hundred percent veterans ranked consist of:

Free Rhode Island Lorry Registration and Chauffeur’s License for Handicapped Veterans:

  • Wartime Veterans with major specials needs might be exempt from Rhode Island automobile registration and chauffeur’s license costs. Free License Plate
  • Rhode Island Handicapped Veteran License Plate:

The Rhode Island Handicapped Veteran License plate is readily available to Veterans who have a 100% special needs ranking from the VA. These plates might be utilized on personal or industrial cars weighing 6,300 pounds. or less. There is no preliminary or renewal costs for this license plate. Just one set of plates is licensed. Plates might be moved to the un-remarried Enduring Partner. Veterans are needed to offer a copy of their discharge documents (DD214 or other main evidence of military service) and should ask for main paperwork from the Providence VA local Advantages Workplace showing they have a 100% special needs ranking prior to they use.

Providence VA Regional Advantages Workplace

380 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 800-827-1000

Veterans can right away print the necessary letter for the computer system registry on https://www.va.gov/records/download-va-letters/ Totally Free Rhode Island Searching and Fishing Licenses for 100% Handicapped Veterans:

A Veteran who has a 100% special needs ranking from the VA is qualified totally free Rhode Island searching and fishing licenses. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Application for 100% Long-term Impairment Fishing/ Mix License
Free Rhode Island State Park Passes for 100% Handicapped Veterans:

Rhode Island uses the State Park Impairment Pass for usage at any state owned leisure center to handicapped Veterans who have a 100% service-connected special needs ranking from the VA. The State Park Impairment Pass licenses totally free admission and parking however does not excuse the following:

Licensing costs

  • Outdoor camping costs
  • Picnic table costs
  • Specialized center usage costs
  • Usage of equestrian locations
  • Carrying out art centers
  • Video game fields costs
  • Mule shed costs
  • If the handicapped Veteran can not drive, the automobile carrying the Veteran will not be charged.

Veterans should use personally at the Rhode Island State Parks and Leisure Head office and will be needed to reveal main paperwork from the VA that states they have a 100% service-connected special needs.

Rhode Island State Parks and Leisure Head Office

1100 Tower Hill Roadway
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-667-6200
dem.riparks@dem.ri.gov ___

Free Golf. Goddard Park Golf Course Cost Exemption for Absolutely Handicapped Veterans:

Rhode Island resident Veterans that have a 100% irreversible and overall, service-connected special needs ranking from the VA are exempt from paying any costs to play golf at the Goddard Park Golf Course. For additional information call the Clubhouse at Goddard Memorial State Park from April 1st through the 3rd Saturday in November at 401-884-9834 or year-round at Department Head office at 401-667-6200. Discover More about Goddard Park Golf Course Cost Exemption for Absolutely Handicapped Veterans ___

Top priority positioning in real estate

, Service-connected Veterans’ choice: Burrillville (100% special needs needed), Bristol (in senior real estate), East Greenwich, Lincoln, Warren, Woonsocket For additional information, candidates must call the regional real estate authority in their city or town.

Rhode Island Real Estate Authority Workplace Directory Site
Rhode Island General Laws 45-25-18.10
Rhode Island General Laws 45-26-12
Discover More about Rhode Island City Real Estate Authorities’ Veterans’ Choice


Free Rhode Island Bus

Pass Program for Handicapped Veterans: The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Bus Pass Program deals No-Fare and Half-Fare Bus Passes for one hundred percent ranked Veterans. Discover More about the Rhode Island Bus Pass Program for Handicapped Veterans ___

Free tuition at Rhode Island public institution of higher learnings

Candidates should be ranked in between 10% and 100% handicapped due to military service, and irreversible homeowners of Rhode Island. They should likewise get and utilize financial assistance initially. Finally, one hundred percent and P & & T the veteran has no constraints on work.

The previously mentioned federal and state advantages were made by those veterans who made the sacrifices to serve their nation. Throughout their service the veterans were hurt and exposed to contaminants triggering long term diseases.

The “100% P&T” is typically thought about the “holy grail” of rankings from the VA due to the fact that the payment is the greatest ranking a veteran can get. It can’t be withdrawed, and it features a host of other advantages noted above.



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Discount Rates for Veterans


No Issue Pipes and Heating LLC — 1

0% military discount rate, request Ron Gaynor, (401) 568-6666. Veterans should offer evidence of eligibility with a VA Card, VA ID Card, or RI State license with veteran recognition. Dining Establishments


— 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 validated 07/31/2028 Denny’s

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

— 10% Discount rate to active and veterans. Last validated 07/28/2021 99 Dining Establishment & & Bar(* )– The 99 Dining establishment & & Bar uses a 10% military discount rate to members of Veterans Benefit. Readily available at choose places just. Bring legitimate military ID

___ Sellers

Advance Automobile Components

— 10% for Active Service, Veterans, and households. Last validated 07/28/2021

Bass Pro Shops — Provides 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 charge. BJ’s deals all military workers over 25% off their Subscription. Last validated 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.

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

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

Kohls — 15% discount rate uses for active military, veterans, senior citizens, and their instant relative a 15% discount rate on purchases made on Mondays, in shop just. In order to get the military discount rate, qualified consumers should provide correct recognition in addition to any tender type.

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

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

— uses 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 relative. How to get–

1. Produce an Account. Visit or develop a Michaels Benefits account. 2. Get Verified. Offer your military details to get validated quickly.

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

O’Reilly Automobile Components

— 10% discount rate on in shop products for Active service, Veterans and households. Last validated 3/4/21.

___ If you are a merchant and or a veteran familiar with a company not noted above, please forward


itamri4vets@gmail.com: business’s name, area, and military and experienced discount rate used. If you have an occasion, conference, other important veteran details, or e-mail concerns or assist required, call the Italian American War Veteran Service Officer, John A Cianci, itamri4vets@gmail.com

, ITAM Workplace 1-( 401 )677-9VET( 9838 ) To check out all columns in this series go to: https://rinewstoday.com/john-a-cianci/

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


Cianci, a battle handicapped Veteran, served in Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Flexibility. His awards consist of Bronze Star, Battle Action Badge, Great Conduct, and others. Cianci comes from various 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 service school * (Business owner Bootcamp For Veterans), Solar Power International Residential, Commercial and Battery Based Photovoltaic Systems certificate programs, various certificates from the Department of Defense renewable resource programs, consisting of graduate of the Solar Ready Vets Program.