Talk of the Rock: Benefits for Veterans


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According to recent census data, there are over 1300 veterans in the borough of Kodiak. Just over 300 of those are registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive health benefits. Today’s guests are all from the the Department of Veterans Affairs including Rural Health Program Coordinator Susan Yeager, Director of the Rural Health Resource Center Dr. Byron Bair, Chief of Intergrated Care Service Delynn James and psychologist Dr. Brett Hicken.

For veterans:

There are three tribal veteran representatives in Kodiak. These representatives are available to help all Kodiak-area vets.

Denise Malutin at the Native Village of Afognak

Lynette Ponte at the American Legion

Frank Peterson at the Sun’aq Tribe

Returning Veterans

VA Benefit Payment Rates

Burial and Memorial Benefits

Military Personnel Records

Office of Rural Health

Mental Health

Health Records

Health Benefits

Women’s Health

Military Sexual Trauma Counseling

Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service


Home Loans

Life Insurance

Vet Center

National Resource Directory

Presidential Memorial Certificates

VA Home Page


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