Cara Wecht


Cara joined the Foundation on June 29th, 2017 and is both our Deputy Case Management Director and Mental Health Case Manager. Hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, she was looking for a veteran nonprofit that focuses on the unique needs of Infantry Marines transitioning into civilian life. Cara has personally seen people close to her struggle with their transition and mental health issues. By her nurturing personality, she’s drawn to help others in any way she can.

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Military Disability and Retirement Pay and Divorce:

US Supreme Court Overturns Arizona State Court

Rudy Lopez, j.d. (Legal information only; not advice)


On May 15, 2017 the United States Supreme Court decided Howell v. Howell 581 U. S. ____ (2017) in a unanimous decision. It confirmed that 10 U. S. C. §1408 expressly excludes ‘”disposable retired pay” amounts deducted from that pay “as a result of a waiver . . . required by law in order to receive”‘ disability benefits, §1408(a)(4)(B).

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If you’re seeking or want to seek VA treatment, then you NEED to read this.

It is no surprise that the VA is overwhelmed with patients and plagued by inefficiencies. For those of us with physical, mental health and other disabilities, navigating the different departments can feel like walking through an unmarked minefield – if the mines keep changing location and shape right under our feet.

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