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United Spinal Association Launches VetsFirst.org Help Center: The Next Generation Veterans Service Organization
Date:11/10/2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Spinal Association (http://www.UnitedSpinal.org) announced the launch of its online veterans help center, Ask VetsFirst (http://www.VetsFirst.org) an interactive gateway to information on a host of subjects of interest to veterans and their families.

Paul Tobin, President of United Spinal Association and VetsFirst's Chief Executive Officer states, "On this Veterans Day it is only fitting that as we honor the brave men and women who have served our country so valiantly, we unveil a user-friendly, interactive way for veterans to receive practical and expert advice on any veterans-related issue, including the transition from military service member to civilian status, VA and other federal benefits and programs, health care services and eligibility requirements."

Tobin added, "Through our Ask VetsFirst Help Center feature, veterans and their family members can get quick answers to questions about their VA claims and appeals, and ask for assistance in handling them."

VetsFirst.org also includes a listing of VetsFirst's national veterans service officers, an online library with "Knowledge Books", fact sheets and self-help guides, such as the "Active Duty Personnel Pre-separation Guide" and the "Self-help Guide for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders".

VetsFirst has always provided direct representation to individual veterans and their families; legal representation in federal court appeals of claims denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), legislative advocacy before Congress and advocacy for the entire veteran population through broad-impact class action lawsuits.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with spinal cord disorders.

VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association, is the embodiment of United Spinal's veterans service program.
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