A coalition of local organizations and businesses is working to ensure that the fourth annual North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down will make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans.
While the waiting periods for treatment at Veterans Administration facilities aren’t as godawful as they were at one point, that doesn’t make them good.
Tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, many with physical and mental injuries, were being denied care by the Department of Veterans Affairs, claims a new report by a veterans’ advocacy group.
Many of us are aware that veterans commit suicide at an average of 22 per day. We’re appalled by the daunting statistics while at the same time selfishly thankful that it didn’t happen to someone within our family.
VA is looking for congressional action on more than 100 legislative proposals, and 40 of them are new this year. Perhaps most notably, the department is looking for help to fix the Veterans Choice Program, which both Congress and the VA acknowledge is largely broken.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016 regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from Congress along with reduced drug prices.
The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that it failed to contact tens of thousands of the more than 800,000 veterans who have applications for health care pending, nearly 300,000 of whom died before getting a resolution.
Top officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs will meet this week with leaders from several leading veterans’ service organizations, seeking common ground on a legislative proposal that would overhaul the appeals process for veterans’ compensation claims.
A former Air Force officer chosen to fix the VA’s problem-plagued suicide hotline has been running other agency phone banks that have a poor record of service, dropping as many as one in five calls from veterans, according to internal data provided to USA TODAY.
There never seems to be an end to what needs to be opened up for discussion or issues that need to be brought to light, because it’s a sure-fire bet the political elite love their world of hidden agendas and secrecy.
[ Editorial note: As the real experts here, we at VT can almost laugh, not at the tragedy, but at the grossly uniformed under-reporting of figures we know to be a thousand times, yes, not just a hundred, greater than given here… Gordon Duff ] ____________ – The US Department of Veterans Affairs continues to […]
Yesterday the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, disseminated an open letter to the grantees of the VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program.
At 23 million strong, America’s veterans make up one of the largest voting blocs in the nation.
The VA Maine Healthcare System is calling attention to a newly formed network of organizations working to share information about veterans’ services.
Michael Missal told lawmakers that, if he becomes the next VA Inspector General, one of his goals will be to work “to promote an improved environment” for whistleblowers.
Scott Murphy is from Maynard. He was in the Army for four years and served 15 months in Iraq in 2007. Kenneth MacIntosh is from Melrose.
A squat, off-white building away from the bustle of Canal Street, the Carlsbad Veterans of Foreign Wars post is almost indistinguishable from the surrounding trailers, recognized only by three flags and a tiny sign with “VFW” in thin letters.
Months-long delays for doctors’ appointments at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and paperwork snarling veterans’ use of VA “choice cards” to see private physicians were among the complaints House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller heard Wednesday.
Virtually the only jobs explicitly reserved for veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs are toilet-cleaning “housekeeping aides,” a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of data from USAjobs.gov found.
On February 3, the Flag of the United States of America will be on trial at U.S. Federal Court for the Central District of California, Courtroom 341, Citation Case #4161140 … United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock.
When Anthony McCann opened a thick manila envelope from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, he expected to find his own medical records inside.
A group of veterans who have each waited more than a year to have disability claims reviewed say they are being denied a right granted to most Americans—the ability to team up and bring class-action lawsuits to fight grievances.
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor The Department of Veterans Affairs, in order to comply with GOP cutbacks, has tightened up on many things, most of all diabetic testing supplies and, to be truthful, has lowered the standard of care to abysmal levels for this and other health challenges common to veterans. One of the hardest […]
They fought for us — now it’s our turn to fight for them. That’s what Five Star Veterans Centersays needs to be done to help veterans fend off homelessness.
VA announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will soon become the fourth in the country with special clinic hours for transgender veterans, those who were born male but identify as female, or vice versa.
Like the entire GOP presidential field, Marco Rubio’s plans for our country’s veterans are backwards and out-of-touch. In advance of his proposal to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs tomorrow, Congressman Ruben Gallego and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Danny Homan held a press call discussing how Rubio will offer no ideas.
Senior leaders with the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System say they’re looking for feedback from veterans.
When I first met Shaun Tullar, he was locked up in the Vista Detention Facility in San Diego County, Calif.
Robert Shuster of Hudson stood up Saturday at a public meeting with the Department of Veterans Affairs and federal scientists studying the health effects of polluted drinking at Camp Lejeune, N.C.