Remember the quintessential Sound Of Music and Julie Andrews et al? Specifically, think of the musical scale song (Doe- a deer, a female deer etc.). Compare that to the trials and tribulations we encounter going up and down the ladder of our claims with the VA.
I got an email from a lady named Victoria about her husband’s c-file. First of all, gentlemen, divorce your mind from her name. This is nothing scurrilous. She could just as well have been named Monica. Names are immaterial.
Various factors may contribute to nonuse of mental health treatment. A survey by VA researchers of a nationally-representative sample of OEF/OIF Veterans indicates that gender and type of presenting problem are two important factors that affect treatment attitudes and likelihood of treatment utilization.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to approve six bills during a full committee markup today. The bills cleared today address a number of issues, including: military sexual assault, VA executive bonuses, training and education programs for veterans, and veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
Ever since the inception of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ( CAVC-formerly the Court of Veterans Appeals or COVA), it has been an inviolate precept that the record is closed after a Board Of Veterans Appeals (BVA) decision.
I received a query today from Ralph. Ralph tells me he has already waited 2 + years to get his denial for bad knees and a back from jumping out of things above the earth carrying 80 or more lbs of stuff that wasn’t part of him at birth.
When I heard of (and finally understood) the gist of the new provisional ratings announced with great fanfare last week, Blazing Saddles came to mind. More precisely, Cleavon Little as the Western Union Telegram boy.
You get to do the “Wolf! Yo! I say Wolf-yonder! Bring the guns!” on several occasions before the novelty wears off. Chicken Little didn’t get that email and was forced to repeat the blunder years later.
Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, the President has proposed a $152.7 billion budget, a 10.2 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2013, that will support VA’s goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among Veterans.
Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to treating the health-related problems associated with Gulf War veterans.
To speed eligibility determinations of Veteran-owned small businesses for Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Veterans First” contracts, VA will allow applicants the opportunity to correct minor deficiencies before an initial denial is issued.
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has reached an agreement with the University of Michigan (UM) Health System to move 150 VA researchers to the university’s newly-founded Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation located in the university’s North Campus Research Complex.
It was the turning point of the Cold War and the beginning of the end for Soviet Communism. The Korean War was one of the most important events of the Twentieth Century because, for the first time, force was used to contain communism.
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past eight months to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet the requirements of an executive order issued by President Barack Obama.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for our Nation’s Veterans by hiring new mental health professionals.
The Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing yesterday afternoon on issues related to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) 100 percent temporary disability rating.
The Veterans Affairs Department sent me a press release at about 1 p.m. EST today hailing improvements made to the e-benefits website it operates jointly with the Defense Department, but alas, I had great difficulty connecting for hours from New Mexico.
Veterans! American Heart Month is a great time to begin your journey to healthy living. Your VA health team will work with you on your eating habits, weight control, and exercise program. Learn your risks for heart disease..
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