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Veteran News: Information and Assistance Programs Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Veterans News category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Veteran News: Information and Assistance Programs Publications

2017-01-17 : U.S. Air Force Disability Evaluation - New Notification System : New email notification system for Air Force Disability Evaluation System will enhance customer service and increase transparency in Physical Evaluation Board process.

2017-01-17 : Camp Lejeune Water Supply - VA to Provide Disability Benefits for Related Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants : U.S. Veterans Affairs rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune.

2016-09-09 : From Alaska to Argentina - Veteran's Motorcycle Ride for PTSD Awareness : Iraq war veteran Zachary Sherman will be riding his Honda CB500X to raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and raise money for The Soldiers Project.

2016-07-11 : VA Employees Advocate Says Trump Dead Wrong on Privatizing VA Healthcare System : Donald Trump plan to shut down the VA health care system and hand veterans a voucher to use only for profit health care.

2016-06-15 : Hankook Launches Hankook Heroes Recognition Program for American Veterans : Hankook renews partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and launches Hankook Heroes Recognition Program.

2016-05-09 : AT&T Hiring 20,000 Veterans by 2020 : AT&T announces plan to hire an additional 10,000 veterans for a total of 20,000 vets by 2020.

2016-05-02 : Correcting Bad Paper Discharges for Combat Veterans with PTSD : Many servicemembers are separated on other than honorable terms for behavioral symptoms related to PTSD which disqualifies them from VA benefits, including VA healthcare.

2016-03-11 : Wounded Warrior Project CEO and COO Fired : Wounded Warrior Project CEO, Steven Nardizzi, and COO, Al Giordano, fired amidst growing criticisms about how it spends more than $800 million raised in donations in recent years.

2016-02-13 : Institute of Medicine Gulf War Illness Report : Report recommends stopping research on health effects of Gulf War exposures and focus instead on mind-body interconnectedness.

2016-02-04 : Veterans with Disabilities - 2016 Warriors to Summits Expeditions : Warriors to Summits is one of many experiences No Barriers Warriors offers to empower veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential.

2015-10-22 : U.S. Veteran Affairs Officials Skirt Congressional Hearing : U.S. V.A. witnesses decline to appear before a congressional committee to explain their actions.

2015-02-25 : Senior Veterans and Their Spouses Benefits for Assisted Living or Home Care Costs : Veterans Benefits Professionals announce new services to assist Veterans and their surviving spouses with the cost of senior care.

2015-01-18 : Sailor Flips 250lb Tire 13 Miles for Wounded Veterans : Michael McCastle recently succeeds in flipping 250 pound tire for 13 miles to raise awareness of Wounded Warrior Project.

2015-01-11 : Agent Orange Contaminated C-123 Planes May Have Affected Reservists Health : Air Force reservists who worked after Vietnam War in C-123 aircraft that sprayed Agent Orange could have experienced health effects from exposure to the herbicide.

2014-12-16 : Primary 2015 Goals for Disabled Veterans National Foundation : Disabled Veterans National Foundation seeks to strategically improve and increase its programmatic output to address issues veterans face.

2014-11-08 : Finding Help and Hope in Special Michigan Court - Justice-Involved Veterans : The Genesee County Veterans Treatment Court is one of more than 130 documented Veterans Treatment Courts operating throughout the U.S..

2014-11-07 : Retaining Military Veteran Employees : UC research helps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study how to better retain its veteran employees.

2014-11-04 : CoQ10 Helps Veterans Relieve Symptoms of Gulf War Illness : Researchers report Gulf War illness symptoms like headaches, fatigue with exertion, irritability, recall problems and muscle pain improved.

2014-09-25 : U.S. Not Fully Equipped to Support Female Veterans : Disabled American Veterans (DAV) releases report stating current system that awaits women transitioning from military service is a disjointed patchwork of programs.

2014-07-16 : Lack of Accountability Systemic in Veterans Affairs : Lisa N. Phillips writes on the May 2014 hearing regarding the investigation of evidence uncovered that veterans have died while waiting for medical care.

2014-06-06 : Restoring Trust in Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System : UC Davis and Harvard public policy leaders believe the VA health-care system problems can be fixed.

2014-06-01 : Legislative Action Plan for Veterans: Chairman Sanders : Chairman Bernie Sanders outlines legislative package to address reprehensible behavior by VA officials and correct problems in access to medical care.

2014-02-19 : Expedited Social Security Disability Process for Veterans : U.S. Social Security adopts new initiative to expedite disability claims by veterans similar to the way the agency handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.

2013-12-06 : U.S. Veterans 2014 COLA Increase : 2014 cost-of-living increase of 1.5% for veterans receiving disability benefits or pensions will also apply to disabled veterans receiving automobile, clothing allowances, and other benefits.

2013-06-23 : Veteran Disability Claims: eBenefits Online Application : Veterans can now file their disability claims digital images of records and evidence online through eBenefits the same as do submitting their taxes on the Internet.

2013-05-24 : Important Initiatives for US Disabled Veterans : U.S. states of Virginia, Michigan, Florida and Montana working toward initiatives for disabled veterans in addition to that provided by Department of Veterans Affairs.

2013-03-13 : Widespread Delays in Disability Benefits According to VA Internal Documents : Shocking report released alleges delays for new veterans to receive disability compensation benefits much longer than VA has publicly acknowledged.

2013-01-01 : Disabled Veterans Federal Employment Protection : U.S. federal law provides veterans with employment discrimination protection including USERRA and ADA when returning from service.

2012-10-29 : Disabled Veterans Battle Endless Red Tape for Benefits : Veterans returning home with disabilities after serving abroad face a daunting battle when applying for disability benefit entitlements.

2012-06-27 : Billions Spent on Duplicate Care Costs for Veterans : Study finds government made $13 billion in duplicative payments to provide health-care services to veterans simultaneously enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.

2012-06-26 : Wounded Service-members Disability Benefits : In addition to disability benefits offered by the VA wounded service-members could also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

2012-06-25 : PTSD and Violence in Returning Veterans Study : Identifying military veterans at risk of aggression after deployment and strategies to help reduce likelihood of violence when service members return home.

2012-06-19 : The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employers : Veterans Retraining Assistance Program or VRAP offers up to a year of training assistance to veterans who are unemployed.

2012-04-15 : Enhancements to Benefits Offered to Ill and Injured - Minister of National Defense Announcement : Enhancements to minimum benefits paid under Canadian Forces Long Term Disability program to medically released CF personnel.

2012-02-16 : Homelessness Among Women Veterans in America : The number of American women veterans who end up homeless or in poverty has almost doubled over the last ten years.

2012-01-05 : U.S. Congress Contemplates Changes to Veterans and Military Benefits : These changes have not been well received by the many powerful veterans groups who are willing to fight any changes to the current health benefits system.

2011-12-31 : New Battle at Home for Troops Returning From Iraq : Divorce rate among military couples has increased since the Afghanistan Iraq wars with thousands of couples enduring multiple deployments resulting in years of separation.

2011-11-29 : How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Education and Services for USMC Family Members with Disabilities - NCD Report : Report examines challenges experienced by Marines with Exceptional Family Members the term used by USMC for family members with disabilities.

2011-11-10 : Pay It Forward for Veterans : Pay It Forward this Veterans Day for veterans and their families in particular employers are being urged to hire more veterans with disabilities.

2011-11-05 : VA Must Help Veterans Apply for SSD and Benefits : Veterans Health Administration directive requires VHA health care providers to aid veterans in applying for Social Security Disability and other benefits.

2011-10-28 : Injured Veterans - Barriers to Disability Benefits Still Persist : U.S. Service members who are disabled or become ill while on active duty still face difficult journey to receive veterans disability compensation.

2011-09-12 : List of Ships Associated with Presumptive Agent Orange Exposure : Veterans on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating in Vietnam may be eligible to receive VA disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange.

2011-08-16 : U.S Army Suicide Data Including Assistance, Counseling and Prevention Information : Information relating to American Army suicide rates including assistance counseling and prevention.

2011-08-09 : Elder Veterans Rights to Assist US Service Veterans : Always Best Care Senior Services and Center for Elder Veterans Rights assist US veterans in obtaining funds to pay for care they need.

2011-08-06 : Physical Evaluation Board for Injured Service Members : The amount of benefits an injured service-member receives is determined by the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB).

2011-07-20 : No More Agent Orange Claims - Sen. Coburn to Vietnam Veterans : Senator Coburn amendment would require proof of causal relationship rather than positive association of certain illnesses to Agent Orange exposure.

2011-07-15 : How The American Legion Reaches Out to Military Families : American Legion not only helps veterans but lends a hand to military families for everything from emergency rent payments to fixing a car or mowing a lawn.

2011-06-27 : Veterans Suffering From PTSD Should Apply For Benefits : As new research into post-traumatic stress disorder emerges it will be more important than ever for disabled Veterans to apply for benefits.

2011-06-05 : Disabled Veterans Bill To Improve Claims and Appeals Process : New bill HR 1484 streamlines the claims and appeals process for disabled veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

2011-05-27 : Wounded Warrior Project Declines $3.2 Million in State Funding : Wounded Warrior Project announced it has respectfully declined $3.2 million in funding as budgeted by the Florida Legislature.

2011-05-26 : New Veterans Program for Family Caregivers Fills Major Need : Disabled Veterans and the family members who care for them will get much needed assistance through the enhanced VA benefits program.

2011-05-25 : War Vet Helps Military Families : A former Army Ranger and now a recognized Bikram hot yoga instructor now provides educational opportunities for military families.

2011-05-23 : Tribute to 3 Million Disabled American Veterans : Memorial in the USA Capital is Americas First Permanent Public Tribute to Three Million Living Disabled American Veterans.

2011-05-18 : Career Opportunities for Paralyzed Veterans : Boston program aims to drastically cut unemployment for veterans with disabilities helping those who were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers.

2011-05-05 : Legion Testifies on GI Bill Inequities : Concern at congressional hearing about many student veterans being shortchanged by the GI Bill Improvement Act of 2010.

2011-03-03 : Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Service Members and Veterans : The U.S. Supreme Court has issued three decisions with military connections recently.

2011-03-02 : Veterans Affairs Needs to Treat the Root of Claims Backlog : The American Legion called upon VA to treat the root of the disability claims backlog problem.

2011-02-18 : Funding Needs of America's Veterans - Wrong Direction : Reductions threaten the health care and benefits delivery services provided by VA employees.

2011-02-14 : Independent Budget Recommendations to Be Released Next Week : Annual Comprehensive Budget and Policy Document by Veterans for Veterans Will Outline FY 2012 Veterans Health Care and Benefits.

2011-02-13 : Leave and Earnings Statement - Information for Military Couples : LES will play a crucial role in the division of property and determination of child or spousal support obligations.

2011-02-11 : American Cold War Veterans Call for Repeal of Disabled Veterans Tax : American Cold War Veterans are asking Congress to stop unfair tax placed on veterans receiving disability payments and retirement pay.

2011-02-10 : Homeless Veterans in Ohio and Michigan to Benefit From $11M in Housing Development : Development of affordable rental units to create housing for homeless veterans in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit and Northern Michigan.

2011-02-09 : Rep. Bachmann Drops Veterans Budget Cut Proposal Amid DAV Pressure : Come to realize that such drastic cuts to veterans health care and disability compensation would have severe negative consequences for veterans.

2011-02-04 : Fight for Veterans Penalized for Their Wounds - American Legion : Retired veterans who are compensated for service-connected injuries are getting equivalent amounts of their disability pay deducted from their retirement pay.

2011-01-29 : American Legion Opposes Proposal to Cut VA Spending : Responding to a proposal to freeze VA health-care spending and cut veterans disability payments to help reduce federal spending.

2011-01-28 : Disabled Veterans Decry Wrongheaded, Heartless Budget Cuts : It is unconscionable that while our nation is at war someone would even think of forcing our wounded warriors to sacrifice even more than they already have.

2011-01-27 : Critical Troop, Family Health Care Needs : Military health care has improved troop survival, recovery and rehabilitation, but providers, patients, families and leaders must keep investing time, effort and communication.

2011-01-27 : Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea : Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits.

2011-01-24 : Returning Vets to Use Mobile Devices to Receive Care : Returning veterans are now able to access to their primary care provider using an issued handheld devices through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

2010-12-22 : New Law May Bring New Benefits to Veterans : Veterans Benefits Act addresses needs of veterans including employment opportunities insurance and housing needs.

2010-12-21 : VA Officials Process First Claims for New Agent Orange Presumptives : Disability compensation applications for Vietnam veterans with diseases related to exposure to Agent Orange.

2010-11-10 : Veterans Day 2010 - Empower Veterans with Disabilities : Paralyzed Veterans Urges All Americans to Join Effort to Empower Veterans with Disabilities.

2010-11-10 : Helping Veterans and Their Families Receive VA Benefits : VetsFirst a veterans service program of United Spinal Association provides a free interactive online veterans help center.

2010-11-08 : 112th Congress Must Continue in Right Direction for Veterans : American Legion is pressing the prospective leadership of a politically re-oriented 112th Congress to address several longstanding veterans issues.

2010-11-08 : Dream Machine Recycling Initiative Makes Donation to Entrepreneurship Boot-camp for Veterans with Disabilities : Funding supports career training, education and job creation for post 9/11 US veterans with disabilities.

2010-11-08 : Attorney Michael Fox Charges Wisconsin Veteran Affairs for Refusing to Hire a Veteran Because He Was an Old White Man : Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of flaunting state and federal laws by refusing to hire a highly qualified top-ranked veteran.

2010-11-06 : Colorado Veterans Have Options for Health Care Coverage : Many veterans do not know about Medicare rights as most have earned access to the Medicare system just as they have earned their VA benefits.

2010-11-04 : How to Show Appreciation and Thank Veterans for Their Service : Suggestions and tips to thank show appreciation and recognize veterans who have served the United States.

2010-11-03 : Veterans Have Options for Health Care Coverage : United States veterans who have served their country have several options surrounding their health care coverage plans.

2010-11-02 : VA Begins Paying Benefits for New Agent Orange Claims : Department of Veterans Affairs has begun distributing disability benefits to Vietnam Veterans who qualify for compensation for Agent Orange exposure.

2010-11-01 : Aid and Attendance Benefits for Veterans and Spouses Caring for a Veteran : Sunrise Announces National Veterans Day Campaign to Honor Those Who Served and to Remind Families of Available Government Benefits.

2010-10-28 : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Provides Free Talking Books to US Veterans : Free talking-book service helps Americas most honored citizens keep reading in their lives.

2010-10-26 : Veterans Share Life Lessons Learned in Service : Life lessons learned in service through a project spearheaded by Watermark Retirement Communities.

2010-10-18 : New Veterans Affairs Regulation Improves PTSD Claims Process : The Department of Veterans Affairs instated a new regulation for post-traumatic stress disorder claims for military benefits.

2010-10-17 : Government Programs Help Veterans Get the Home Care They Need : Call Senior Care offers state of the art features to help families and caregivers find each other directly.

2010-10-05 : Paralyzed Veterans Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month : Unique Program Focuses on Helping US Veterans with Disabilities Secure Good Jobs and Establish Meaningful Careers.

2010-10-02 : VA Extends Coverage for Gulf War Veterans : Veterans of the Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have smoother path toward receiving health care benefits and disability compensation.

2010-10-01 : Veterans Benefits Act of 2010 Sent to President's Desk : House passes legislation to enhance expand and modernize benefits for veterans.

2010-09-28 : Paralyzed Veterans Launches Wall of Heroes Website : Paralyzed Veterans Launches Wall of Heroes Website to Honor Veterans and Military.

2010-09-25 : $1.75M Grant for Pinellas County Veterans Program : BayCare Behavioral Health Receives $1.75 Million Grant to Grow New Program for Pinellas County Veterans.

2010-09-24 : Small Business Financing Bill May Shortchange Veterans : New federal legislation designed to bolster small business may not do enough to support veteran-owned enterprises.

2010-09-21 : Canadian Veterans with ALS - A Change is Coming : When veterans with ALS apply for pension and health benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada their cases are determined on a case by case basis.

2010-09-20 : Returning Troops Face Physical and Mental Challenges : Returning US soldiers carry excess burden of medical conditions on top of post-traumatic stress disorder.

2010-09-17 : VA Needs More Consistent Training for Inexperienced Work Force : Nearly half the VA work force has less than three years of experience on the job.

2010-08-31 : VA Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange : Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures to add two new conditions and expand one existing category of conditions.

2010-08-04 : Harley-Davidson Foundation Presents $1M Grant to Disabled Veterans : Harley-Davidson Foundation Presents $1 Million Grant to Disabled American Veterans.

2010-08-03 : Veterans Organizations Win Victory For Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases : United Spinal Association VetsFirst and Other Veterans Organizations Win Victory For Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases.

2010-08-02 : US Iraq Combat Operations Ending Soon : Combat Operations in Iraq will end on the Schedule President Obama Promised in speech.

2010-07-26 : Obama to Speak at Disabled American Veterans Convention : President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a major speech to more than 3,000 DAV delegates.

2010-07-22 : U.S. Congressional Candidate Greg Rabidoux Releases Calls to Action on Veteran Issues : Ten Calls to Action to improve the health security and safety of our Veterans.

2010-07-21 : Representatives of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association Testify Before House Veterans Affairs Committee : Evidence Presented on Safe and Cost-Effective Solution to Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

2010-07-12 : Helping Veterans with PTSD - Pelosi Statement : Pelosi Statement on Obama Administration Announcement to Help Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

2010-07-08 : New VA Regulations Simplify PTSD Claims for Veterans : New VA Regulations Will Simplify PTSD Claims Process for Veterans.

2010-07-01 : American Legion Outraged by Latest VA Negligence in St. Louis : VA medical center may have exposed veterans to serious infections through improperly cleaned dental equipment.

2010-06-28 : Agent Orange Linked to Graves' Disease : Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Graves Disease in Vietnam Veterans.

2010-06-24 : Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Coin to Support Veterans : 2010 American Veterans Disabled For Life Silver Dollar Honors Nations Military Heroes.

2010-06-23 : VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay : Benefit claims for 3 diseases recently declared to have presumptive connections with exposure to Agent Orange defoliant.

2010-06-21 : Disability Award Preferred Option for Majority of Veteran Beneficiaries : Disability Award is a lump-sum tax-free payment available to Canadian Forces members and Veterans injured in service.

2010-06-17 : Benefits for Veterans : Eligibility for VA loans depends on when veterans served and they cannot have been discharged dishonorably and have served 181 days of active duty.

2010-06-16 : American Legion Presses VBA to Improve Work Quality and Timeliness : Veterans Benefits Administration has made some recent progress but there are clearly areas for improvement.

2010-05-21 : Senior Veterans Use Sports and Recreation to Combat Disability Blues : The largest group of senior military Veterans in the world will gather in Des Moines Iowa.

2010-05-21 : Injured Vets to go Fishing with Bass Angler Mark Shepard : SMI Partners With Wounded Warrior Project to Send Injured Vets Fishing With Bass Master Pro Angler Mark Shepard.

2010-05-13 : Operation Hand Salute Helps Disabled Veteran Businesses : New supplier diversity program designed to mentor and develop Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises.

2010-05-10 : DAV Appreciates Joint Chiefs Chairman's Response : The Disabled American Veterans is expressing appreciation for Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm.

2010-05-08 : VA Must Use Quality Component to Reduce Claims Backlog : VA expects 200,000 veterans with ischemic heart disease to file new disability claims under new regulations affecting those exposed to Agent Orange.

2010-05-04 : Government Responsible to Disabled Veterans DAV Tells Joint Chiefs Chairman : DAV Tells Joint Chiefs Chairman Government is Responsible to Disabled Veterans.

2010-04-22 : Omnibus Health Care Bill Aims to Expand VA Care to Veterans and Families : Women veterans rural patients and caregiver families pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by American Legion priorities.

2010-04-08 : Fairness for Veterans With Disabilities : VetsFirst battle for veterans rights and fairness for American veterans with disabilities.

2010-03-10 : Services for Female and Veterans With Disabilities : Applications are being accepted for female veterans, and other veterans to receive free job training.

2010-02-10 : Veterans Not Getting Enough Treatment for PTSD : Still significant barriers to veterans getting a full course of PTSD treatment.

2010-02-05 : Military and VA Health Care and Disability Systems Red Tape : Red tape facing veterans in the military va health care and disability systems.

2010-02-02 : Veteran Affairs 2010 Benefits and Programs : The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to inform Veterans and other beneficiaries of the following changes.

2010-01-05 : More Research Needed on Extremity War Injuries : Majority of trauma among military and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan involves upper and lower body extremities.

2009-12-17 : EBV Expands to Include Coast Guard Veterans : Expansion of services to include veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard.

2009-12-10 : The Wounded Warrior Project - Empowering Wounded Warriors : The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the aid of the public while honoring and empowering wounded warriors.

2009-11-20 : Study of Vietnam-Era Women Veterans : Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a study of women Veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

2009-11-11 : Veterans Hearing and Aging Disorders : In addition to disabilities veterans can have aging process disorders, noise exposure, heredity, middle ear dysfunction, certain medications, neurological diseases and head injuries.

2009-11-09 : Alcohol Bracelets Help Keep U.S. Veterans Sober : Veterans Treatment Court bracelets help keep communities struggling US military veterans sober and accountable.

2009-11-05 : Segways for Wounded Warriors : Information relating to Segway Personal Transporters for Canadian Forces members who were wounded overseas.

2009-11-05 : Craigslist Founder Joins Veterans Affairs Search Panel : Craig Newmark founder of craigslist to serve on the blue-ribbon panel of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

2009-11-03 : Plan to End Homelessness for Veterans : Plan to end homelessness includes preventive measures like discharge planning for incarcerated Veterans re-entering society.

2009-10-29 : VetsFirst Full Membership to All Disabled Veterans, Dependents and Survivors : VetsFirst offers full membership to disabled veterans their dependents and survivors.

2009-10-28 : Groundbreaking Court Decision for Vets With PTSD : A groundbreaking verdict for accused Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

2009-10-27 : Laptops for Wounded Troops : New Media Effort Fuels Laptops and More for Wounded Troops - Soldiers Angels Conducts 4th Annual Online Valour-IT Fundraising Competition.

2009-10-22 : Obama Signs Historic Legislation for Veterans Health Care : President Obama signs Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act H.R. 1016.

2009-10-22 : VA and Olympic Committee Launch Paralympic Community for Disabled Veterans : Veterans Affairs and U.S. Olympic Committee launch paralympic community initiative to serve physically disabled veterans.

2009-10-20 : Crane Learning and Employment Center for Disabled Veterans : The Crane Learning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities provides education and training for disabled veterans.

2009-10-19 : Bariatric Surgery Risk for Super Obese Veterans : Super-obese veterans appear more likely to die within a year of having bariatric surgery.

2009-10-16 : Locating Veterans Gravesites : Locating gravesites of more than 6.7 million Veterans using handheld devices with Internet capability and smart phones.

2009-10-16 : Female Troops and Veterans - Week of the Women Warriors : Women make up 11% of the force in Iraq and Afghanistan yet their challenges have largely been overlooked.

2009-10-14 : State of Veterans Affairs Message : Written statement of State of VA testimony Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki delivered to Congress.

2009-10-13 : Agent Orange Benefits for More Veterans - VA : Benefits for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on latest evidence of association with Agent Orange.

2009-10-03 : Integrated Treatment for Veterans with Chronic Pain and PTSD : Other physical injuries include spinal-cord and eye injuries as well as auditory trauma.

2009-09-30 : Treatment for Veterans with Chronic Pain and Post Traumatic Stress : Researchers have developed an integrated treatment program for veterans with comorbid chronic pain and PTSD.

2009-09-24 : Post 9/11 GI Bill Participation Grows : Certificates of eligibility to nearly 200,000 applicants for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.

2009-09-24 : Veterans Affairs Health System Top Employer for AARP : VA health care network named one of best employers for workers over 50 by AARP.

2009-09-22 : Veterans Affairs $1.4 Billion in Recovery Act Spending : $1.4 billion in veterans affairs recovery act spending targeting medical center upgrades energy efficiency.

2009-09-15 : New Efforts to Explore Health Consequences of Service in Vietnam : Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam.

2009-09-07 : Veterans National Golf Tournament Iowa City : Veterans with visual or mobility impairments blindness and other disabilities hit the golf course at the National Veterans TEE Tournament.

2009-09-03 : Event Helps Rehabilitate Injured Veterans through Adaptive Sports : Injured Veterans will learn how to surf, kayak, sail and enjoy other summer sports at a rehabilitative clinic.

2009-08-27 : VA Pledge to Women Veterans on Women's Equality Day : VA estimates women Veterans will constitute 10 percent of the Veteran population by 2020 and 9.5 percent of VA patients.

2009-08-25 : Simplify Veterans PTSD Compensation Rules : Department of Veterans Affairs VA is taking steps to assist Veterans seeking compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.

2009-08-19 : The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) : The Blinded Veterans Association was established in 1977 with the purpose of educating and assisting family members and friends of blinded veterans.

2009-08-16 : Expansion of Community Counseling Centers for Combat Veterans : Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country.

2009-08-13 : VA Secretary Announces Over $153 Million for Biloxi : In 2008 VA spent more than $1.1 billion in Mississippi on behalf of the states Veterans.

2009-07-24 : VA Medical Imaging Reaches Record Level : Digital images makes remote diagnosis and treatment possible and permits in-home monitoring of patients conditions.

2009-07-24 : Possible Association Between Agent Orange Exposure : Exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War associated with increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinsons disease.

2009-07-17 : V.A. Announces Steps to Reduce Wasteful Spending and Increase Accountability : U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces it will temporarily halt 45 information technology projects behind schedule or over budget.

2009-07-13 : Colleges and Universities Partner with VA to Improve GI Bill Benefits : The Yellow Ribbon program new Post-9/11 GI Bill funds tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.

2009-07-06 : 29th Annual Veterans Wheelchair Games Scheduled for Spokane : U.S. Veterans will begin competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held July 13 - 18 in Spokane, Washington.

2009-07-02 : VA Assistant Secretary Raises Awareness About Post-9/11 GI Bill : Post 9/11 GI Bill passed by Congress last year is the most extensive educational assistance program authorized since the original GI Bill.

2009-06-26 : Eliminating Tobacco Use in Military Populations : Tobacco use impairs military readiness harms the health of soldiers and veterans and imposes a financial burden on the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

2009-06-26 : VA Stimulus Payments for Veterans : VA is making one-time payments of $250 to eligible Veterans and survivors to offset the effects of the current economy.

2009-06-24 : VA Launches 10-Year Health Study of 60,000 New Veterans : The Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a large, long-term study to look at a broad array of health issues.

2009-06-20 : VA Reopening Health Care Enrollment to Thousands of Veterans : The Department of Veterans Affairs VA is expanding access to health care enrollment for certain Veterans who had been excluded due to their income.

2009-06-09 : Deputy Secretary Gould Congratulates VA Employees : Finalists for the 2009 Service to America Medals the top award to federal workers for their contributions to the nation.

2009-06-04 : Wounded Warrior Honored for Disability Advocacy : The HSC Foundations annual recognition promotes and awards young individuals between the ages of 14 and 25.

2009-05-29 : VA Web Site Helps College Counselors Aid Veterans : New web site is one of several Web-based tools VA has developed to assist Veterans in dealing with mental health issues.

2009-05-25 : VA Recognizes Military Sacrifices on Memorial Day : Americans will recall the sacrifices of military members who paid the ultimate price for freedom on Memorial Day Monday May 25 2009.

2009-05-08 : President Obama's 2010 Spending Plan Initiates Transformation for VA Services : 2010 budget represents Presidents vision for how VA will transform into a 21st Century organization that is Veteran-centric.

2009-05-01 : VA Applications for Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits : Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Veterans can begin submitting applications on-line for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

2009-04-21 : Queensland Online Register of War Memorials : More than 1000 Queensland war memorials are being registered on a State Government website.

2009-04-21 : National Veterans Golden Age Games - Birmingham : Veterans will travel to Birmingham Ala. to compete June 1-5 in the world's largest sports and recreational competition for senior Veterans.

2009-04-20 : New Web Site and Blog for Returning Veterans : Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its new Returning Veterans Web site to welcome home Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

2009-04-13 : Universities Partner with VA in Nursing Initiative : Expanded role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the education of nurses will ensure the department has the nurses needed.

2009-04-06 : Medical Journal Praises VA Electronic Health Record : New England Journal of Medicine singles out Department of Veterans Affairs for successful implementation of comprehensive system of electronic health records.

2009-04-04 : VA Notification for Veterans Affected by Reprocessing Issues : VA patients who believe that they may have been exposed to cross contamination were patients that received endoscopic procedures.

2009-04-03 : VA Announces $1.4 Billion Recovery Spending : Department of Veterans Affairs will spend more than $1.4 billion as part of President Obamas economic recovery plan to improve services to America's Veterans.

2009-03-20 : VA to Build Stand Alone Replacement Hospital in Denver : VA will build a stand-alone replacement hospital for its existing facility in Denver.

2009-03-17 : American Legion Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment : Private insurance companies to pay for treatment of military veterans who have suffered service disabilities and injuries.

2009-03-13 : Open Letter to Veterans From Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki : Open letter to Veterans from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

2009-03-13 : Over 400 Disabled Veterans Register to Ski at National Event : Severely injured Veterans will take part in the 23rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic from March 29 through April 3 in Snowmass Village Colo.

2009-03-05 : Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury - National Council on Disability : National Council on Disability report recommending changes in health care to service members and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

2009-03-02 : 2010 Budget Request Strongly Supports VA Programs : Budget provides benefits for Veterans medically retired from active duty allowing disabled military retirees to keep full VA disability compensation along with retired pay.

2009-02-26 : Obama Proposes Expansion of VA Health care : President Barack Obama wants to expand health care access to veterans earning modest incomes.

2009-02-25 : VA Reforms Evaluation System for Seriously Injured Vets : Disabled status in terms of disability compensation and medical benefits through the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

2009-02-24 : Applying for Veterans Disability and Pension : Applying for and receiving disability benefits or a pension from the Veteran's Administration is not always an easy process.

2009-02-24 : VA Refinance Loans Help During Tough Economic Times : Relief may be in sight now Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 has established new and better VA loan conditions.

2009-02-24 : U.S. Border Patrol Looking to Recruit Veterans : For veterans who served in the U.S. military and are seeking employment the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently hiring.

2009-02-20 : U.S. Congress Recognizes Filipino Veterans World War II Service : Claims are now being accepted from Filipino Veterans eligible for one-time payments for World War II service.

2008-12-01 : Benefits for Survivors of Deceased Veterans : Monthly income payment to survivors of retired military personnel upon the death of a veteran service member.

2008-11-21 : Service Dogs for Disabled Vets : $1.25 Million Raised for Disabled Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in order to train service dogs.

2008-11-08 : Veterans Affairs Announces Expansion of Disability Evaluation System : Wounded service members leaving the military will have easier quicker access to their veterans benefits.

2008-11-04 : VA Stalling Disability Payments : Stalling will delay past the life of the veteran and keeps money in the bank while the interest adds up.

2008-09-23 : VA Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule : VA evaluates traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and burn scars to determine appropriate level of compensation veterans receive for these injuries.

2008-09-07 : VA Compensation Schedule for Rating Disabilities : List of 2008 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher.

2008-01-10 : Schedule of Disability Rating for Vietnam Veterans : Once a veteran has service connection for disability the next step is evaluating or rating severity of symptoms to determine appropriate compensation.

2008-01-01 : VA Disability Claims Process : PTSD clinical and diagnostic procedures used in the VA disability claims process.

2008-01-01 : Veterans Disability Compensation Payments : Report showed that New Mexico had the highest compensation payments and Illinois the lowest.


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