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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.

You served. Let VA serve you.

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.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 06, 2012

Army veteran Lester Groff thought his wife, Nancy, would be taken care of after he died. But 3 1/2 years after he passed away, Nancy Groff is homeless.

Conn. Vet Wins Rare VA Appeal; Advocates Hope It Stirs More

At 55, Stephen Norko says he was at “the lowest point’’ of his life. Homeless, unemployed, and feeling sick, the 17-year Navy veteran couldn’t get medical care at a VA hospital because he had an “other than honorable’’ discharge.

VA’s Detroit Hiring Fair Connects Thousands of Veterans to Jobs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded its National Veteran Small Business Conference, Open House and Hiring Fair in Detroit, where employers offered more than 1,300 jobs to Veterans and conducted more than 5,500 interviews.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 24, 2012

On May 22, VA honored all Veterans past and present with a gallery of works from The American Fallen Soldiers Project.

New VA Form Available for Ordering Veterans Grave Marker Medallion

The Department of Veterans Affairs has streamlined the process for families of deceased Veterans to receive a medallion which can be affixed to grave markers at private cemeteries and indicates the Veteran status of the deceased.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 30, 2012

On April 27, the White House announced measures that will help curb the practices of some abusive schools, which target Veterans for their education benefits.

VA To Hold Research Week Forum in DC April 26

The Department of Veterans Affairs will host several events to commemorate Research Week April 23-27, highlighted by Dr. Arun A. Seraphin of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) speaking at a forum on Thursday, April 26.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 25, 2012

Last week, VA announced it would add 1,900 mental health staffers to its workforce. If you’re interested in serving through a job in VA’s health care system, we’re hiring.

New VA Initiatives to Improve Benefits Delivery to Veterans and Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors.

VA Grant Supports Improvement at Pennsylvania Veterans Facility

The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $1.9 million to install life safety fire alarms and sprinkler systems at the Pennsylvania Veterans home in Hollidaysburg.

VA Announces 2012 Industry Innovation Competition

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the 2012 Industry Innovation Competition, which identifies, tests, and evaluates promising innovations that enhance the accessibility and quality of care and services delivered to Veterans.

VA Offering Training for Rural Clergy

Members of the clergy in rural areas can sign up for free, one-day workshops offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to educate these community leaders about the concerns of Veterans and the services offered by VA in their communities.

VA Expands Medical Forms Program to Support Faster Claims Processing

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the release of 68 new forms that will help speed the processing of Veterans’ disability compensation and pension claims.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 21, 2012

As a child, Mike Yoneda and his family were interned by the U.S. government for four years during World War II because they were Japanese.

Women Veterans: Make Your Own History

The Department of Veterans Affairs joins the Nation in observing Women’s History Month in March by honoring women Veterans for their significant historical contributions and encouraging them to take advantage of the VA benefits they’ve earned.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 24, 2012

Assistant Secretary of Defense Douglas Wilson, who heads of the U.S. military’s global public affairs arm, announced his retirement Thursday.

VA Launches Personalized Health Benefits Handbook

Veterans enrolled in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs have begun to receive personalized booklets that explain their health care benefits and contain other useful information.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 17, 2012

Home loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue to have the lowest serious delinquency and foreclosure rates in the mortgage industry.

VA Participates in Settlement with Mortgage Banks

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced its participation in the largest state-federal legal settlement in history that deals with problems within the mortgage industry.

Getting information to Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will host an information fair Thursday, Feb. 16, in partnership with Greenfield Community College's VetNet, GCC's organization for student Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 10, 2012

VA is sending new Health Benefits Handbooks to Veterans enrolled in VA health care starting this month. The handbooks are personalized with details on VA health services each Veteran may be eligible to receive.

Former Prisoner of War (FPOW) Program

Since World War I, more than 142,000 Americans, including 85 women, have been captured and interned as POWs (not included in this figure are nearly 93,000 Americans who were lost or never recovered).

What is My HealtheVet?

www.myhealth.va.gov is a web site designed for Veterans and their families to help them understand and manage their health.

VA Providing Credit Monitoring to Misidentified Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 Veterans whose personal information, including social security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 27, 2011

On October 25, Secretary Shinseki was on hand to help dedicate the newest Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio. The $66 million facility will offer inpatient and outpatient care to Veterans and servicemembers who have suffered multiple injuries.

Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

Health problems associated with military service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and related VA benefits

Over $2.2 Billion in Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 29, 2011

Did you know that VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service (VA HSR&D) is working to support Secretary Shinseki’s pledge to end Veteran homelessness by 2014?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Following the tornados in Missouri, VA announced special disaster assistance available to qualified Veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans affected by the severe storms.

UCLA and VA Get The Balding Men To Pay For Treatment

This is so good. While looking for problems with Irritable Bowel Syndrome that gulf war veterans suffer with Gulf War Illness, we may have found cure for Baldness. Maybe balding men will pay us money for the research fund for gulf war illness.