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VA will extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples

Same-sex married couples will now be able to share veterans pensions, home loans, medical services and similar benefits previously unavailable to them, department officials announced Monday.

Project 112/SHAD

From 1962 to 1974, the Department of Defense's Deseret Test Center in Fort Douglas, Utah planned and conducted a series of biological and chemical...

Filling Prescriptions from Non-VA Providers

VA will provide medications that are prescribed by VA providers in conjunction with VA medical care.

VA proposes regulations to change standards for some benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced proposed regulations that will affect needs-based programs such as Pension and Aid and Attendance for older veterans and their surviving spouses.

VA Funds Will Help 70,000 Homeless Vets And Their Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across America.

Veterans Voice Frustration over VA Benefits

Forget about scheduling a doctor's appointment through the Veterans Affairs system. At this point, Sanford Brookins said, he can't even get the St. Petersburg Regional Benefit Office to reply to a letter.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 29, 2014

The Grants Management Services office, within the Office of Financial Policy, has developed a website to provide Veterans and their family members the most current website links and information on VA’s grant programs and providers that assist Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 21, 2014

The recent revelations about the Department of Veterans Affairs point to serious problems.

VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that more than 400 disabled Veterans are hitting the slopes this week at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive sports event of its kind in the world, scheduled from through April 4.

VA Mail-Order Pharmacy Receives Highest Score in Mail Order Segment of...

For the fourth consecutive year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy receives the highest customer satisfaction score among the nation’s public and private mail-order pharmacies, according to a respected, independent study.

WWII Vet Granted Benefits After Long Battle With VA

Millard Sells has spent 19 years trying to get the benefits he earned after suffering leg wounds and a back injury as a Marine.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 16, 2013

Dean Duewiger is part of a state parks pilot program for homeless military veterans who have been hired as temporary park rangers…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 05, 2013

Insurance Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration Under certain circumstances, military spouses can transfer their servicemembers' group life insurance to a private policy.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 05, 2013

About 5 million veterans may not receive benefits “they earned and rely on” on Nov. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, the Senate Budget Committee chairman warned Friday.

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Visit www.VA.gov/explore to learn about VA benefits you may be eligible for.

Veterans’ Committee Advances Health Care, Benefits Bills

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today approved a package of bills to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families.

VA Processes Nearly All Disability Claims Pending Over 2 Years

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old in the inventory – have been eliminated from the backlog.

Veterans Uninformed about Medicare

Medicare eligible, senior-aged military veterans may disproportionately be making costly Medicare mistakes, according to initial results of a study conducted by the company 65 Incorporated.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 03, 2013

In 2001, the year U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, 983 veterans began to draw disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for sleep apnea, a disorder linked to obesity and characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep that can....

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.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 26, 2013

The Army is allowing only limited exceptions to its hiring freeze now underway, while few current employees would escape unpaid furloughs if sequestration hits.
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