VA News

VFW Salutes New Agent Orange Decision

VFW applauds VA’s decision to expand disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft.

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VFW Calls New VA Appropriations Bill ‘Bad for Veterans’

House of Representatives is set to penalize disabled veterans.

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VA Makes Strides on Reducing Claims Backlog

The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.

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VA Updates Disability Claims Application

New Process Will Reduce Processing Times and Improve Quality

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CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL Eight members vote against veterans

CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL Eight members vote against veterans   WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed…

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VA Secretary Speaks Out

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs released a statement yesterday on the recent concerns about the VA and patient care. Here it is:

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Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses and VA Benefits

Are you a Gulf War veteran? The 2012-13 Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force Report (PDF) details VA’s improvements in health care and services for 1990-91 Gulf War Veterans.

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Taking Care of Veterans’ Caregivers

News from the VA on taking care of our veterans’ caregivers.

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New VA Health Identification Card

The New Veteran Health Identification Card is coming soon! That’s right, a new card is in production and will replace existing cards for 4 million veterans

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Removal of Penalty for Breaking VA Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has changed their rules on veterans missing appointments. The earlier rule dropped veterans from receiving VA care if they missed two appoints. The new rule was published in the Federal Register and takes effect on Feb 7, 2014.

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