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VA’s Mob Boss Mentality

As a law-abiding 74-year American citizen, I have never been put in handcuffs until yesterday and it was carried out under your orders and done illegally and forcefully on your behalf by a bullying coward -- VA policeman M. Perez (Badge #2140). He is unworthy of any rank or merit.

Despite $10B Fix, Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics across the country. At one facility in Phoenix, for example, veterans waited an average of 115 days for an appointment.

VA increases pressure on appeals reform: We’re failing veterans

White House officials are pushing Congress to overhaul the appeals process for veterans benefits claims this year, noting the shrinking legislative window and calling the system a disaster.

New Directions For Veterans Opens Bridge Housing at VA Welcome Center

Under a $4.9 million contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has welcomed the first veterans into its Bridge Housing program for homeless veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Veterans Welcome Center.

VetLikeMe – Veteran Business News 10/11/2015

SBA Seeks Nominations for the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...10 Quick Tips on Business Plan Summaries...POPSMOKE–Become a Startup Veteran...2016: Veteran Entrepreneurship in Higher Education...Feds sue contracting company for millions in false claims

The American Legion to VA: Hickey Must Go

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett repeated his organization’s call for VA Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey to resign amid new allegations of more wrongdoing by senior VA executives.

House veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster, and rest...

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

Army MWR libraries, available to Retired Soldiers online

A great benefit you may not be using WASHINGTON - There are many benefits that are available to Retired Soldiers online.

NCHV TA Center Offers Trainings on HVRP SGA

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) TA Center will hold four webinars to provide information on the HVRP Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).

Taxes From A To Z (2015): V Is For Veterans’ Benefits

Under the Tax Code, income is reportable and taxable unless otherwise excluded. Fortunately, when it comes to veterans’ benefits, those paid under any law, regulation, or administrative practice administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are completely excludable.

VA Secretary to Montana veterans: We need to do more

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion, VA Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena on Tuesday.

VA Accelerates Deployment of Nationwide Opioid Therapy Tool

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications.

Veterans’ Corner: Applying for benefits

In order to be eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the veteran must meet minimum active duty service requirements.

Should Veterans With PTSD Be Exempt From the Death Penalty?

On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia, home when he was pulled over by Deputy Kyle Dinkheller. Brannan, a white-haired, 66-year-old man, got out of his truck, shouted profanities, and danced around, yelling, "Here I am, here I am ... [s]hoot me.

Making progress on veterans’ suicide prevention bill

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.

Sweeping Veterans Affairs bill targets senior execs

Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department could have their pensions docked and their bonuses cut under legislation introduced Jan. 22.

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.

Montana Action Against VA Psychologist Could Have Wide Effects

A state reprimand of a psychologist working for the VA at Fort Harrison could have ramifications well beyond the case of the Missoula Army combat veteran who received a flawed evaluation.

VA Puget Sound to host town hall meetings for veterans

The Veterans Administration is still reeling from allegations earlier this year that veterans died while waiting to receive care at VA hospitals. This week, local leaders will meet with veterans to see if care here is improving at all.

Veterans Affairs secretary outlines 90-day reform plan for beleaguered agency

Robert McDonald said agency would be made more efficient and all employees should ‘become a whistleblower in their own way’

New Rules May Allow Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans

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.

Michaud: VA Culture Change Means Protecting Whistleblowers from Intimidation, Retaliation

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing last night examining the VA’s shortcomings in appropriately responding to information provided by whistleblowers, and into claims that whistleblowers within the VA face negative repercussions for stepping forward.

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

Veterans Health Spending to Jump With New Programs

Spending on veterans’ health care could significantly rise in three years under the Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

VA Audit Confirms American Legion Concerns About Wait Times

American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger pointed to data just released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as confirmation that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.

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 27, 2014

President Obama, just back from a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan, honored America’s fallen warriors in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony on Monday and acknowledged the need to confront the widening scandal at the nation’s veterans hospitals…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 23, 2014

An exchange of letters between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and a top Republican this month reveal the VA’s early efforts to explain a secret waiting list that one of its hospitals allegedly used to hide treatment delays.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 18, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday responded to the serious allegations of misconduct at VA health care facilities in personal terms, telling Congress that it is a privilege to care for his fellow veterans

VA Inspector General Says No Evidence Yet Linking Deaths to Wait...

The acting inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs said no evidence had been found so far of patient deaths attributed to long wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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