Veteran News, Information and Assistance Programs Document List
Updated/Revised Date : 2019-02-18
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List of Veterans Publications:
Introducing bipartisan legislation to end unfair offset of retirement pay and disability benefits for military retirees.
The Major Richard Star Act would repeal current unfair offset, allowing disabled veterans to receive both retirement pay and disability compensation.
U.S. Department of Defense to welcome home disabled veterans and certain caregivers with Army and Air Force Exchange Service in-store shopping privileges.
New email notification system for Air Force Disability Evaluation System will enhance customer service and increase transparency in Physical Evaluation Board process.
5 : 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.
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.
Donald Trump plan to shut down the VA health care system and hand veterans a voucher to use only for profit health care.
Hankook renews partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and launches Hankook Heroes Recognition Program.
AT&T announces plan to hire an additional 10,000 veterans for a total of 20,000 vets by 2020.
Many servicemembers are separated on other than honorable terms for behavioral symptoms related to PTSD which disqualifies them from VA benefits, including VA healthcare.
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.
Report recommends stopping research on health effects of Gulf War exposures and focus instead on mind-body interconnectedness.
Warriors to Summits is one of many experiences No Barriers Warriors offers to empower veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential.
Thomas C. Weiss writes on treatment of U.S. veterans including Veterans Affairs criteria and policy, and care of homeless vets.
U.S. V.A. witnesses decline to appear before a congressional committee to explain their actions.
The lasting impact of morally injurious experience in war remains chiefly un-addressed.
Veterans Benefits Professionals announce new services to assist Veterans and their surviving spouses with the cost of senior care.
Since the epilepsy I experience is service-connected, the Veterans Administration (VA) jumped to serve me...
Michael McCastle recently succeeds in flipping 250 pound tire for 13 miles to raise awareness of Wounded Warrior Project.
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.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation seeks to strategically improve and increase its programmatic output to address issues veterans face.
The Genesee County Veterans Treatment Court is one of more than 130 documented Veterans Treatment Courts operating throughout the U.S..
UC research helps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study how to better retain its veteran employees.
Researchers report Gulf War illness symptoms like headaches, fatigue with exertion, irritability, recall problems and muscle pain improved.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) releases report stating current system that awaits women transitioning from military service is a disjointed patchwork of programs.
Lisa N. Phillips writes on the May 2014 hearing regarding the investigation of evidence uncovered that veterans have died while waiting for medical care.
UC Davis and Harvard public policy leaders believe the VA health-care system problems can be fixed.
Chairman Bernie Sanders outlines legislative package to address reprehensible behavior by VA officials and correct problems in access to medical care.
Veterans from prior conflicts as well as the war in Afghanistan are looking at the VA and wondering just what this administration is doing.
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.
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.
An editorial on U.S. Veterans Day observed on November 11 to honor people who have served in armed service.
Veterans Affairs has warned funding for benefits will run out by late October if the Federal Government does not reach an agreement on the shutdown.
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.
Fort Lyon promises the hope that America will not attempt to simply brush human beings and veterans under the carpet and leave them on the streets.
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.
Shocking report released alleges delays for new veterans to receive disability compensation benefits much longer than VA has publicly acknowledged.
U.S. federal law provides veterans with employment discrimination protection including USERRA and ADA when returning from service.
Veterans returning home with disabilities after serving abroad face a daunting battle when applying for disability benefit entitlements.
Study finds government made $13 billion in duplicative payments to provide health-care services to veterans simultaneously enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
In addition to disability benefits offered by the VA wounded service-members could also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Identifying military veterans at risk of aggression after deployment and strategies to help reduce likelihood of violence when service members return home.
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program or VRAP offers up to a year of training assistance to veterans who are unemployed.
HUD-VASH services for homeless and eligible veterans and family members through local community based outpatient clinics and medical centers.
The EBV offers veterans experiential training in entrepreneurship on the cutting edge as well as small businesses management.
46 : 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.
A Veteran Service Officer provides information and assistance to veterans and their family members by helping to obtain benefits and services.
The number of American women veterans who end up homeless or in poverty has almost doubled over the last ten years.
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.
Divorce rate among military couples has increased since the Afghanistan Iraq wars with thousands of couples enduring multiple deployments resulting in years of separation.
Help Hospitalized Veterans provides veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affair medical centers state veterans homes or military hospitals therapeutic arts and crafts activities.
52 : 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.
Pay It Forward this Veterans Day for veterans and their families in particular employers are being urged to hire more veterans with disabilities.
Veterans Health Administration directive requires VHA health care providers to aid veterans in applying for Social Security Disability and other benefits.
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.
Information relating to American Army suicide rates including assistance counseling and prevention.
Always Best Care Senior Services and Center for Elder Veterans Rights assist US veterans in obtaining funds to pay for care they need.
The amount of benefits an injured service-member receives is determined by the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB).
The Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness guide assists women veterans who are homeless to find work and re-integrate back into civilian life.
Senator Coburn amendment would require proof of causal relationship rather than positive association of certain illnesses to Agent Orange exposure.
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.
As new research into post-traumatic stress disorder emerges it will be more important than ever for disabled Veterans to apply for benefits.
New bill HR 1484 streamlines the claims and appeals process for disabled veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wounded Warrior Project announced it has respectfully declined $3.2 million in funding as budgeted by the Florida Legislature.
Disabled Veterans and the family members who care for them will get much needed assistance through the enhanced VA benefits program.
A former Army Ranger and now a recognized Bikram hot yoga instructor now provides educational opportunities for military families.
Memorial in the USA Capital is Americas First Permanent Public Tribute to Three Million Living Disabled American Veterans.
Boston program aims to drastically cut unemployment for veterans with disabilities helping those who were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers.
Concern at congressional hearing about many student veterans being shortchanged by the GI Bill Improvement Act of 2010.
She was skilled beyond belief and able to spot exactly what was going on with my hearing.
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued three decisions with military connections recently.
The American Legion called upon VA to treat the root of the disability claims backlog problem.
Reductions threaten the health care and benefits delivery services provided by VA employees.
LES will play a crucial role in the division of property and determination of child or spousal support obligations.
American Cold War Veterans are asking Congress to stop unfair tax placed on veterans receiving disability payments and retirement pay.
Development of affordable rental units to create housing for homeless veterans in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit and Northern Michigan.
Come to realize that such drastic cuts to veterans health care and disability compensation would have severe negative consequences for veterans.
Retired veterans who are compensated for service-connected injuries are getting equivalent amounts of their disability pay deducted from their retirement pay.
Responding to a proposal to freeze VA health-care spending and cut veterans disability payments to help reduce federal spending.
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.
Military health care has improved troop survival, recovery and rehabilitation, but providers, patients, families and leaders must keep investing time, effort and communication.
Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits.
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.
Veterans Benefits Act addresses needs of veterans including employment opportunities insurance and housing needs.
Disability compensation applications for Vietnam veterans with diseases related to exposure to Agent Orange.
Paralyzed Veterans Urges All Americans to Join Effort to Empower Veterans with Disabilities.
VetsFirst a veterans service program of United Spinal Association provides a free interactive online veterans help center.
American Legion is pressing the prospective leadership of a politically re-oriented 112th Congress to address several longstanding veterans issues.
89 : 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.
90 : 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.
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.
Suggestions and tips to thank show appreciation and recognize veterans who have served the United States.
United States veterans who have served their country have several options surrounding their health care coverage plans.
Department of Veterans Affairs has begun distributing disability benefits to Vietnam Veterans who qualify for compensation for Agent Orange exposure.
Sunrise Announces National Veterans Day Campaign to Honor Those Who Served and to Remind Families of Available Government Benefits.
96 : 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.
Life lessons learned in service through a project spearheaded by Watermark Retirement Communities.
The Department of Veterans Affairs instated a new regulation for post-traumatic stress disorder claims for military benefits.
Call Senior Care offers state of the art features to help families and caregivers find each other directly.
Unique Program Focuses on Helping US Veterans with Disabilities Secure Good Jobs and Establish Meaningful Careers.
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.
House passes legislation to enhance expand and modernize benefits for veterans.
Paralyzed Veterans Launches Wall of Heroes Website to Honor Veterans and Military.
BayCare Behavioral Health Receives $1.75 Million Grant to Grow New Program for Pinellas County Veterans.
New federal legislation designed to bolster small business may not do enough to support veteran-owned enterprises.
When veterans with ALS apply for pension and health benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada their cases are determined on a case by case basis.
Returning US soldiers carry excess burden of medical conditions on top of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nearly half the VA work force has less than three years of experience on the job.
Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures to add two new conditions and expand one existing category of conditions.
Harley-Davidson Foundation Presents $1 Million Grant to Disabled American Veterans.
United Spinal Association VetsFirst and Other Veterans Organizations Win Victory For Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases.
Combat Operations in Iraq will end on the Schedule President Obama Promised in speech.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a major speech to more than 3,000 DAV delegates.
Ten Calls to Action to improve the health security and safety of our Veterans.
115 : 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.
Pelosi Statement on Obama Administration Announcement to Help Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
New VA Regulations Will Simplify PTSD Claims Process for Veterans.
VA medical center may have exposed veterans to serious infections through improperly cleaned dental equipment.
Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Graves Disease in Vietnam Veterans.
2010 American Veterans Disabled For Life Silver Dollar Honors Nations Military Heroes.
Benefit claims for 3 diseases recently declared to have presumptive connections with exposure to Agent Orange defoliant.
Disability Award is a lump-sum tax-free payment available to Canadian Forces members and Veterans injured in service.
123 : 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.
Veterans Benefits Administration has made some recent progress but there are clearly areas for improvement.
The largest group of senior military Veterans in the world will gather in Des Moines Iowa.
SMI Partners With Wounded Warrior Project to Send Injured Vets Fishing With Bass Master Pro Angler Mark Shepard.
New supplier diversity program designed to mentor and develop Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises.
The Disabled American Veterans is expressing appreciation for Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm.
VA expects 200,000 veterans with ischemic heart disease to file new disability claims under new regulations affecting those exposed to Agent Orange.
DAV Tells Joint Chiefs Chairman Government is Responsible to Disabled Veterans.
Women veterans rural patients and caregiver families pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by American Legion priorities.
VetsFirst battle for veterans rights and fairness for American veterans with disabilities.
Applications are being accepted for female veterans, and other veterans to receive free job training.
Still significant barriers to veterans getting a full course of PTSD treatment.
Red tape facing veterans in the military va health care and disability systems.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to inform Veterans and other beneficiaries of the following changes.
Soldiers are returning home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with stories of sexual abuse as well as resulting trauma.
Expansion of services to include veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the aid of the public while honoring and empowering wounded warriors.
Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a study of women Veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
In addition to disabilities veterans can have aging process disorders, noise exposure, heredity, middle ear dysfunction, certain medications, neurological diseases and head injuries.
Veterans Treatment Court bracelets help keep communities struggling US military veterans sober and accountable.
Information relating to Segway Personal Transporters for Canadian Forces members who were wounded overseas.
Craig Newmark founder of craigslist to serve on the blue-ribbon panel of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Plan to end homelessness includes preventive measures like discharge planning for incarcerated Veterans re-entering society.
VetsFirst offers full membership to disabled veterans their dependents and survivors.
A groundbreaking verdict for accused Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
New Media Effort Fuels Laptops and More for Wounded Troops - Soldiers Angels Conducts 4th Annual Online Valour-IT Fundraising Competition.
President Obama signs Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act H.R. 1016.
Veterans Affairs and U.S. Olympic Committee launch paralympic community initiative to serve physically disabled veterans.
The Crane Learning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities provides education and training for disabled veterans.
Super-obese veterans appear more likely to die within a year of having bariatric surgery.
Locating gravesites of more than 6.7 million Veterans using handheld devices with Internet capability and smart phones.
Women make up 11% of the force in Iraq and Afghanistan yet their challenges have largely been overlooked.
Written statement of State of VA testimony Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki delivered to Congress.
Benefits for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on latest evidence of association with Agent Orange.
Other physical injuries include spinal-cord and eye injuries as well as auditory trauma.
Researchers have developed an integrated treatment program for veterans with comorbid chronic pain and PTSD.
Certificates of eligibility to nearly 200,000 applicants for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
VA health care network named one of best employers for workers over 50 by AARP.
$1.4 billion in veterans affairs recovery act spending targeting medical center upgrades energy efficiency.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam.
Veterans with visual or mobility impairments blindness and other disabilities hit the golf course at the National Veterans TEE Tournament.
Injured Veterans will learn how to surf, kayak, sail and enjoy other summer sports at a rehabilitative clinic.
VA estimates women Veterans will constitute 10 percent of the Veteran population by 2020 and 9.5 percent of VA patients.
Department of Veterans Affairs VA is taking steps to assist Veterans seeking compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.
The Blinded Veterans Association was established in 1977 with the purpose of educating and assisting family members and friends of blinded veterans.
Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country.
In 2008 VA spent more than $1.1 billion in Mississippi on behalf of the states Veterans.
Digital images makes remote diagnosis and treatment possible and permits in-home monitoring of patients conditions.
Exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War associated with increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinsons disease.
The sport of scuba is one that veterans can enjoy throughout their lifetime to facilitate their rehabilitation process and promote mobility.
Veterans Advocates state that the real backlog is actually closer to one million claims.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces it will temporarily halt 45 information technology projects behind schedule or over budget.
The Yellow Ribbon program new Post-9/11 GI Bill funds tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans is a website that presents tools for veterans and their family members.
U.S. Veterans will begin competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held July 13 - 18 in Spokane, Washington.
An editorial concerning Texas House Bill 3613 exempting Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes.
An editorial about Drexel University and their offering of a free graduate degree to recent veterans.
Post 9/11 GI Bill passed by Congress last year is the most extensive educational assistance program authorized since the original GI Bill.
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.
VA is making one-time payments of $250 to eligible Veterans and survivors to offset the effects of the current economy.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a large, long-term study to look at a broad array of health issues.
The Department of Veterans Affairs VA is expanding access to health care enrollment for certain Veterans who had been excluded due to their income.
Finalists for the 2009 Service to America Medals the top award to federal workers for their contributions to the nation.
The HSC Foundations annual recognition promotes and awards young individuals between the ages of 14 and 25.
New web site is one of several Web-based tools VA has developed to assist Veterans in dealing with mental health issues.
Americans will recall the sacrifices of military members who paid the ultimate price for freedom on Memorial Day Monday May 25 2009.
2010 budget represents Presidents vision for how VA will transform into a 21st Century organization that is Veteran-centric.
Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Veterans can begin submitting applications on-line for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
More than 1000 Queensland war memorials are being registered on a State Government website.
Veterans will travel to Birmingham Ala. to compete June 1-5 in the world's largest sports and recreational competition for senior Veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its new Returning Veterans Web site to welcome home Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Expanded role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the education of nurses will ensure the department has the nurses needed.
New England Journal of Medicine singles out Department of Veterans Affairs for successful implementation of comprehensive system of electronic health records.
VA patients who believe that they may have been exposed to cross contamination were patients that received endoscopic procedures.
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.
Private insurance companies to pay for treatment of military veterans who have suffered service disabilities and injuries.
Open letter to Veterans from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
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.
National Council on Disability report recommending changes in health care to service members and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Budget provides benefits for Veterans medically retired from active duty allowing disabled military retirees to keep full VA disability compensation along with retired pay.
President Barack Obama wants to expand health care access to veterans earning modest incomes.
Disabled status in terms of disability compensation and medical benefits through the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Applying for and receiving disability benefits or a pension from the Veteran's Administration is not always an easy process.
Relief may be in sight now Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 has established new and better VA loan conditions.
For veterans who served in the U.S. military and are seeking employment the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently hiring.
Claims are now being accepted from Filipino Veterans eligible for one-time payments for World War II service.
Monthly income payment to survivors of retired military personnel upon the death of a veteran service member.
$1.25 Million Raised for Disabled Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in order to train service dogs.
Wounded service members leaving the military will have easier, quicker access to veterans benefits due to streamlined disability evaluations representing all military departments.
Stalling will delay past the life of the veteran and keeps money in the bank while the interest adds up.
VA evaluates traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and burn scars to determine appropriate level of compensation veterans receive for these injuries.
List of 2008 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher.
Once a veteran has service connection for disability the next step is evaluating or rating severity of symptoms to determine appropriate compensation.
PTSD clinical and diagnostic procedures used in the VA disability claims process.
Report showed that New Mexico had the highest compensation payments and Illinois the lowest.
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