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Updated for Memorial Day, Trump Drop the Hammer: Vietnam Combat Disabled...

Gordon Duff - I call this murder and as a veterans service officer for 25 years, I know if which I speaketh. Trump has ordered disabled veterans be ousted from the system as freeloaders.

How the Conflict in Syria Benefits Washington’s Allies?

Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today In the wake of Arab Spring uprisings in March 2011, protests began in Syria against the government of Bashar al-Assad....

Trump benefits from introducing Iran as boogeyman

Jim W. Dean - Trump is getting away with murder here, with the help of the stand down of virtually all the world media in ignoring that the long time hoax about Iran's nuclear weapons program was completely exposed with the G5+1 agreement

Returning Veterans Benefits with no Cost to the Tax Payer

By Christopher B. Kuch, PhD for Veterans Today Freedom is a great word that Americans love to use.  But only a select few are willing...

About 15,000 Vets Eligible for Camp Lejeune Benefits

About 15,000 veterans would be eligible for expanded disability compensation because of exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, NC, between August 1953 and December of 1987, change to: according to the VA.

Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

With Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form.

Carlsbad veterans ask questions about benefits

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.

Veterans Bills Push For More Benefits, Services

A new bill aims to help homeless veterans receive state aid, if they do not qualify for federal benefits.

Veterans express frustration to VA over Camp Lejeune benefits

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.

VA wrongly tells veterans they’re dead, cuts off benefits

Mike Rieker, a 69-year-old Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, relies on his Veterans Affairs benefits to get him through the month.

Veterans Affairs official responsible for delivering benefits resigns

The person responsible for ensuring that more than 12 million veterans get their benefits has resigned as undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

VA May Finally Expand Disability Benefits For Camp Lejeune Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans on Monday to begin revising how it grants disability benefits for veterans who lived at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina, during the 30-plus years that toxic chemicals tainted the base's drinking water.

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA

A Central Florida veteran is fighting for his life, as well as disability and insurance benefits, after he said the kidney cancer that is costing him his life was caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees a disability program that makes payments through the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to compensate U.S. veterans for medical conditions or injuries that are incurred or aggravated during active duty in the military..

Veterans Groups File Suit Over New VA Policy on Benefits

Two veterans groups said Thursday that they filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over a new policy requiring veterans to fill out a formal application or speak to a designated VA employee to begin the process of receiving benefits, rather than giving a simple notice.

Bush wants to privatize some veterans’ health benefits, but in Florida...

eb Bush's effort as governor to partially privatize veterans health care services in Florida went so poorly it was ended shortly after Bush left office.

Without Help, Navigating Benefits Can Be Overwhelming For Veterans

Along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live.

Are VA Loans Better?

The Veterans Administration in the United States of America, in the direction in the Department for Veterans Affairs, may be the agency that awards benefits to veterans from the United States military.

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association is Seeking Veterans

Are you a Military Veteran? I am a staunch advocate of Veterans and ensuring they receive the benefits and Medical care they deserve.

New Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

House Passes Bill That Cuts 14% From Bonuses of Staff of...

VA Paid $400 Million Annually in Bonuses Despite Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims

Post 9/11, Many Veterans with Disabilities Still Have Chance at “Retiree”...

About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain “retiree” status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families.

Committee Updated on VA’s Fully Developed Claims Program

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs’ Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs held a hearing today on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) implementation of its Fully Developed Claims process, which is an optional new program that allows veterans to receive claims decisions faster.

VA secretary says department waiting on courts or Congress before expanding...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says Congress or the courts still has more work to do before the VA can provide federal benefits to married, same-sex couples.

VA Has Converted Over 30 Percent of Disability Claims into Digital...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reached another milestone in its disability claims transformation process – over 30 percent of the current disability claims inventory is now digital and accessible to claim raters in VA’s electronic claims processing system, which has now been fielded ahead of schedule at all 56 Regional Offices across the country.

What America Can Learn from the UK’s Asbestos Veterans Debacle

200 Veterans Exposed to Asbestos Before 1987 'Denied Compensation' Under Current Rule

IDF Veterans Received Extra Benefits at Expense of U.S. Veterans

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Billions in Defense for Israel Indirectly Helping IDF Soldiers While U.S. Soldiers Get Jacked at Home!

Bill to Help Victims of Military Sexual Assault Passes House

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 671, the Ruth Moore Act of 2013. The bill is designed to push the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to update its regulations in order to better serve victims of military sexual trauma (MST).

VA Mandates Overtime to Increase Production of Compensation Claims Decisions

As part of its ongoing effort to accelerate the elimination of the disability compensation claims backlog, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing today that it is mandating overtime for claims processors in its 56 regional benefits offices.

We Stand Together: Veterans and Asbestos

The ACVRC supports and protects the rights of our military veterans.
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