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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.

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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.