VA News

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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Mental Health Care

The VA issued a directive earlier this year that deals with presumptive eligibility for Psychosis and other mental illness.

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VA Health Care Eligibility Update

An update from the VA on Affordable Health Care impact on Tricare For Life veterans… Priority category three veterans–those with VA disability ratings of 10 to 40 percent–will continue to receive cost-free VA care for any condition. Even if eligible for TRICARE-for-Life, they will not be impacted by the reimbursement changes planned for some other TFL beneficiaries who receive VA care. The only VA costs Priority 3 users face is a co-payment of $8 on outpatient medications for non-service-connected conditions.

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Bull City Stand Down 2013

The 2013 Bull City Stand Down is set for Friday, September 20th. Time are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium and National Guard Armory. This event will include a free dental clinic.

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