Category Archive: VA News

Jun 22 2015

VFW Salutes New Agent Orange Decision

VFW applauds VA’s decision to expand disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft.

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Apr 29 2015

VFW Calls New VA Appropriations Bill ‘Bad for Veterans’

House of Representatives is set to penalize disabled veterans.

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Apr 02 2015

VA Makes Strides on Reducing Claims Backlog

The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.

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Sep 25 2014

VA Updates Disability Claims Application

New Process Will Reduce Processing Times and Improve Quality

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Sep 14 2011

VA News Highlights

Several headlines from the Department of Veterans Affairs in recent days.  Click the links to read the full stories. Statement from Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki on the American Jobs Act – Shinseki comments on the proposed Act which includes support for veteran jobs. VA Announces Expansion of Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record – The …

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Mar 21 2011

The American Veteran – March 2011

Click to watch this month’s installment of The American Veteran

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Oct 17 2008

VA Tightens Protections for Veterans Paperwork

WASHINGTON (Oct. 16, 2008) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake vowed swift action after a handful of documents related to veterans’ applications for financial benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were found among documents identified for shredding. The documents, which were not duplicated in government files, could have affected veterans’ …

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Oct 13 2008

DoD Healthcare Feedback Deadline Extended

Falls Church, Va ??” Wounded, ill or injured service members and their families now have until November 28, 2008, to help Military Health System (MHS) leadership better understand the needs and expectations of warriors in their care. The deadline for participating in the MHS questionnaires has been extended due to overwhelming response. The questionnaires??”one for …

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Oct 05 2008

The American Veteran – October Edition

(via The Pentagon Channel)

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Jul 23 2008

VA News – Week of July 21, 2008

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