The Department of Veterans Affairs and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced yesterday an agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving homeless veterans, women veterans, aging veterans, and veterans that are severely disabled.
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House, and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. We are counting on the Senate to act quickly & send it to the president.
A unique service which encourages members of the public to report rough sleepers using their mobile phones so they can be helped by local councils is poised to expand into Wales and Scotland.
He did two tours in Iraq, but it wasn’t until he came home that Sen. David Knezek lost a buddy from his unit.
The audience at Akron School Board’s meeting last week was dotted with Veterans of Foreign War caps, as at least 20 veterans gathered to voice their support for a proposed school tax exemption.
Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department could have their pensions docked and their bonuses cut under legislation introduced Jan. 22.
A Missouri Republican proposed expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income military veterans and their families Tuesday as a slimmed down alternative to a broader Medicaid expansion that has been opposed by many of his GOP colleagues.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among Illinois minorities and veterans.
A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.
NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live. We’re calling the project “Back at Base.” This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits.
House lawmakers opened the new legislative session by passing a measure billed as both a boost to veterans employment and a chance to roll back part of the president’s controversial health care law.
Since 1984, veterans in New York state have been eligible for partial exemption from county, city, town and village real property taxes, and in 2014 they became eligible to receive school district exemptions if passed by local consent.
Matt Windsor, McKean County Director of Veterans Affairs, wants everyone to know exactly how the Disabled Veterans’ Real Estate Tax Exemption program works.
In December of 2014, at the age of 28 and just weeks after his first daughter was born, Kyle could no longer ignore his worsening fatigue and trouble swallowing. Army doctors did extensive testing and quickly diagnosed Kyle with stomach cancer.
A Chattanooga organization is giving some veterans a new mission: mentoring students of elementary schools.
It’s great being popular, if you’re popular for the right reasons. But when you’re popular and other people make money off your popularity, it’s usually not so great.
Luke’s Wings, a non-profit dedicated to reuniting wounded warriors with their loved ones during their recovery, will be launching its 3rd annual No Soldier Spends Christmas Alone campaign on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014.
As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implements a new VA reform law, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised “aggressive” efforts to eliminate long waiting times for medical appointments.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said he is “disappointed” by today’s announcement of only a 1.7 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries and disabled veterans.
A small puddle formed on a dust- and dirt-covered floor as water dripped from a huge hole in the ceiling.
“Lazy” is not a word in Serafin Perez’s vocabulary.
He’s had a job since his teens. After serving in the Navy and Army for 16 years, the Iraq War veteran secured civilian employment in private security.
Ryan has resurrected a discredited plan to change the formula that the federal government uses for calculating annual cost-of-living adjustments. According to published reports, Ryan said he wants to boost the Pentagon budget by taking what he called “savings” in Social Security and other programs pegged to annual adjustments in the consumer price index.
Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across America.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness.
A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college.
When technical colleges were constructed with a “get in, get out, get a job” mentality, there wasn’t much room left for gathering places.
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced today the first of several proposed starting points for comprehensive changes to how our nation’s veterans receive services and benefits.
Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans barred from receiving benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades under a new set of guidelines released by the Defense Department on Wednesday.
A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.