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Veteran News: Information and Disability Assistance Programs Document List

Summary: Our library below features 205 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disabled Veterans News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disabled Veterans News RSS feed.

Disabled Veterans News Publications

Ending Unfair Offset of Military Retiree Pay and Disability Benefits for Veterans
Introducing bipartisan legislation to end unfair offset of retirement pay and disability benefits for military retirees.
Publish Date: 2021-04-18

Providing U.S. Disabled Veterans Both Disability and Retired Payments
The Major Richard Star Act would repeal current unfair offset, allowing disabled veterans to receive both retirement pay and disability compensation.
Publish Date: 2021-02-23 - Updated: 2021-03-10

Disabled Vets and Some Caregivers Can Soon Shop in Army & Air Force Exchange Service Stores
U.S. Department of Defense to welcome home disabled veterans and certain caregivers with Army and Air Force Exchange Service in-store shopping privileges.
Publish Date: 2019-11-15 - Updated: 2021-02-09

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2017-01-17 - Updated: 2018-03-15

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.
Publish Date: 2016-09-09

Trump Wrong on Privatizing VA Healthcare System
Donald Trump plans to shut down the VA health care system and hand veterans a voucher to use only for profit health care.
Publish Date: 2016-07-11 - Updated: 2022-01-18

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

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.
Publish Date: 2016-05-09

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.
Publish Date: 2016-05-02 - Updated: 2017-04-03

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.
Publish Date: 2016-03-11

Gulf War Illness: Institute of Medicine Report
Report recommends stopping research on health effects of Gulf War exposures and focus instead on mind-body interconnectedness.
Publish Date: 2016-02-13 - Updated: 2023-06-30

Veterans with Disability 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.
Publish Date: 2016-02-04 - Updated: 2022-01-18

Homeless Veterans and Their Service to America
Thomas C. Weiss writes on treatment of U.S. veterans including Veterans Affairs criteria and policy, and care of homeless vets.
Publish Date: 2015-12-30 - Updated: 2022-03-03

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

Moral Injury: A Wound of War
The lasting impact of morally injurious experience in war remains chiefly un-addressed.
Publish Date: 2015-03-08 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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.
Publish Date: 2015-02-25 - Updated: 2016-11-07

Epilepsy: The VA and the Missing Order
Since the epilepsy I experience is service-connected, the Veterans Administration (VA) jumped to serve me.
Publish Date: 2015-01-26 - Updated: 2021-09-14

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.
Publish Date: 2015-01-18

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.
Publish Date: 2015-01-11 - Updated: 2015-03-26

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.
Publish Date: 2014-12-16 - Updated: 2016-11-05

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..
Publish Date: 2014-11-08

Retaining Military Veteran Employees
UC research helps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study how to better retain its veteran employees.
Publish Date: 2014-11-07 - Updated: 2021-10-21

CoQ10 Helps Veterans Gulf War Illness Symptoms
Researchers report Gulf War illness symptoms like headaches, fatigue with exertion, irritability, recall problems and muscle pain improved.
Publish Date: 2014-11-04 - Updated: 2023-06-30

U.S. Not 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.
Publish Date: 2014-09-25 - Updated: 2021-08-18

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.
Publish Date: 2014-07-16 - Updated: 2021-11-23

Restoring Trust in VA Health Care System
UC Davis and Harvard public policy leaders believe the VA health-care system problems can be fixed.
Publish Date: 2014-06-06 - Updated: 2021-07-07

U.S. Veterans Administration Health Care Debacle
Veterans from prior conflicts as well as the war in Afghanistan are looking at the VA and wondering just what this administration is doing.
Publish Date: 2014-06-01 - Updated: 2021-07-09

Veterans Day Remembrance
An editorial on U.S. Veterans Day observed on November 11 to honor people who have served in armed service.
Publish Date: 2013-11-12 - Updated: 2019-02-18

Veterans and U.S. Government Shutdown
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.
Publish Date: 2013-10-04 - Updated: 2021-08-30

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.
Publish Date: 2013-06-23 - Updated: 2015-03-18

Fort Lyon and Homeless Veterans
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.
Publish Date: 2013-06-05 - Updated: 2021-11-11

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.
Publish Date: 2013-05-24 - Updated: 2021-04-22

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.
Publish Date: 2013-03-13

Disabled Veterans Federal Employment Protection
U.S. federal law provides veterans with employment discrimination protection including USERRA and ADA when returning from service.
Publish Date: 2013-01-01 - Updated: 2021-06-14

Disabled Veterans Battle for Disability Benefits
Veterans returning home with disabilities after serving abroad face a daunting battle when applying for disability benefit entitlements.
Publish Date: 2012-10-29 - Updated: 2022-03-22

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.
Publish Date: 2012-06-27

SSA and Disability Benefits for Wounded Veterans
In addition to disability benefits offered by the VA wounded service-members could also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Publish Date: 2012-06-26 - Updated: 2022-03-10

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.
Publish Date: 2012-06-25 - Updated: 2021-09-02

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program or VRAP offers up to a year of training assistance to veterans who are unemployed.
Publish Date: 2012-06-19 - Updated: 2021-09-02

HUD-VASH Housing for Veterans and Homeless
VA has joined forces with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the goal of moving veterans and their family members who are homeless into permanent, supportive housing with healthcare services and case management.
Publish Date: 2012-06-15 - Updated: 2021-09-03

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
The EBV offers veterans experiential training in entrepreneurship on the cutting edge as well as small businesses management.
Publish Date: 2012-04-17 - Updated: 2021-09-21

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.
Publish Date: 2012-04-15

Veterans Service Officers Serve Veterans and Family Members
A Veteran Service Officer (VSO) provides professional assistance to both veterans and their family members by helping them to obtain benefits and services they have earned through military service.
Publish Date: 2012-04-11 - Updated: 2021-09-22

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.
Publish Date: 2012-02-16 - Updated: 2021-08-18

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.
Publish Date: 2012-01-05

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.
Publish Date: 2011-12-31 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) Arts and Crafts
Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) provides veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affair medical centers state veterans homes or military hospitals therapeutic arts and crafts activities.
Publish Date: 2011-12-29 - Updated: 2022-05-14

How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Ed and Services for USMC Family Members with Disabilities
Report examines challenges experienced by Marines with Exceptional Family Members the term used by USMC for family members with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011-11-29 - Updated: 2021-11-22

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.
Publish Date: 2011-11-10 - Updated: 2019-02-10

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.
Publish Date: 2011-09-12 - Updated: 2023-09-14

Physical Evaluation Board for Injured Service Members
The amount of benefits an injured service-member receives is determined by the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB).
Publish Date: 2011-08-06 - Updated: 2014-12-02

Help Organizations for Homelessness and Women Veterans
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.
Publish Date: 2011-07-26 - Updated: 2021-08-18

No More Agent Orange Claims Say's Sen. Coburn to Vietnam Vets
Senator Coburn amendment would require proof of causal relationship rather than positive association of certain illnesses to Agent Orange exposure.
Publish Date: 2011-07-20 - Updated: 2021-08-10

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.
Publish Date: 2011-07-15 - Updated: 2014-04-01

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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-27

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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-05

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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-26 - Updated: 2022-03-23

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

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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-23

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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-18

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

Hearing Disability - Age or Prior Activities?
She was skilled beyond belief and able to spot exactly what was going on with my hearing.
Publish Date: 2011-03-20 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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

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.
Publish Date: 2011-03-02

Wrong Direction for Funding Needs of America's Veterans
Reductions threaten the health care and benefits delivery services provided by VA employees.
Publish Date: 2011-02-18 - Updated: 2022-02-28

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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-13

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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-11

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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-10

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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-09

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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-04

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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-29

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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-28

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-27

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.
Publish Date: 2011-01-24 - Updated: 2015-03-18

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-08

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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-06

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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-04

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-02 - Updated: 2015-01-11

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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-01

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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-28

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-18 - Updated: 2021-07-10

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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-17

Paralyzed Veterans Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Unique Program Focuses on Helping US Veterans with Disabilities Secure Good Jobs and Establish Meaningful Careers.
Publish Date: 2010-10-05 - Updated: 2019-02-10

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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-02 - Updated: 2023-06-30

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

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

Small Business Financing Bill May Shortchange Veterans
New federal legislation designed to bolster small business may not do enough to support veteran-owned enterprises.
Publish Date: 2010-09-24 - Updated: 2021-06-08

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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21

Returning Troops Face Physical and Mental Challenges
Returning US soldiers carry excess burden of medical conditions on top of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Publish Date: 2010-09-20 - Updated: 2016-06-13

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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17

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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-31

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-03

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-26 - Updated: 2021-06-08

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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-22

Evidence on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Presented
Evidence presented on hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a safe and cost-effective solution to traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Publish Date: 2010-07-21 - Updated: 2022-05-21

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-01

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-06-23

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.
Publish Date: 2010-06-21

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.
Publish Date: 2010-06-17 - Updated: 2013-06-13

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.
Publish Date: 2010-06-16

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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-21 - Updated: 2010-05-23

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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-21

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-08

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

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.
Publish Date: 2010-04-22 - Updated: 2021-12-10

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

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

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

VA Health Care and Disability Systems Red Tape
IAVA report reveals red tape facing veterans in the military and VA health care and disability systems - wounded veterans face growing backlog, lengthy waits for benefits.
Publish Date: 2010-02-05 - Updated: 2022-02-28

VA Disability Claims: Veterans Sexual Assault and Trauma
Soldiers are returning home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with stories of sexual abuse as well as resulting trauma.
Publish Date: 2010-01-04 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-12-10 - Updated: 2014-04-01

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-11-11

Alcohol Bracelets Help Keep U.S. Veterans Sober
Veterans Treatment Court bracelets help keep communities struggling US military veterans sober and accountable.
Publish Date: 2009-11-09 - Updated: 2010-07-11

Segways for Wounded Warriors
Information relating to Segway Personal Transporters for Canadian Forces members who were wounded overseas.
Publish Date: 2009-11-05 - Updated: 2022-01-18

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.
Publish Date: 2009-11-05

VA Plan to End Homelessness for Veterans
Plan to end homelessness includes preventive measures like discharge planning for incarcerated Veterans re-entering society.
Publish Date: 2009-11-03 - Updated: 2021-08-10

VetsFirst Full Membership to All Disabled Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
VetsFirst offers full membership to disabled veterans their dependents and survivors.
Publish Date: 2009-10-29 - Updated: 2016-06-12

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-10-20 - Updated: 2021-06-06

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

Locating Veterans Gravesites
Locating gravesites of more than 6.7 million Veterans using handheld devices with Internet capability and smart phones.
Publish Date: 2009-10-16 - Updated: 2010-07-08

Female Troops and Veterans: Women Warriors Week
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) new report pulls together the most up to date information on a broad range of issues confronting female service members and veterans.
Publish Date: 2009-10-16 - Updated: 2021-07-28

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

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

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-30 - Updated: 2021-12-10

Post 9/11 GI Bill Participation Grows
Certificates of eligibility to nearly 200,000 applicants for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Publish Date: 2009-09-24 - Updated: 2010-06-26

U.S. Veterans Affairs Health System Top Employer for AARP
VA health care network named one of best employers for workers over 50 by AARP.
Publish Date: 2009-09-24 - Updated: 2021-06-03

Veterans Affairs $1.4 Billion in Recovery Act Spending
$1.4 billion in veterans affairs recovery act spending targeting medical center upgrades energy efficiency.
Publish Date: 2009-09-22 - Updated: 2010-07-11

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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-15

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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-03 - Updated: 2010-01-17

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.
Publish Date: 2009-08-27

Simplify Veterans PTSD Compensation Rules
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA is taking steps to assist Veterans seeking compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.
Publish Date: 2009-08-25 - Updated: 2021-06-08

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.
Publish Date: 2009-08-19 - Updated: 2010-07-08

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-08-13

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

SUDS - Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba
The sport of scuba is one that veterans can enjoy throughout their lifetime to facilitate their rehabilitation process and promote mobility.
Publish Date: 2009-07-21 - Updated: 2019-02-18

VA Experiencing Increase in Disability Claims
Veterans Advocates state that the real backlog is actually closer to one million claims.
Publish Date: 2009-07-19 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-17

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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-13 - Updated: 2010-07-08

The National Resource Directory Website for Veterans
The National Resource Directory (NRD) for Veterans is a website that presents tools for veterans and their family members.
Publish Date: 2009-07-11 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-06 - Updated: 2009-08-31

No Property Tax for Some Disabled Vets in Texas
An editorial concerning Texas House Bill 3613 exempting Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes.
Publish Date: 2009-07-05 - Updated: 2019-02-18

Drexel Universities offers New Veterans a Free Degree!
An editorial about Drexel University and their offering of a free graduate degree to recent veterans.
Publish Date: 2009-07-04 - Updated: 2019-02-18

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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-02

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009-06-26 - Updated: 2010-07-11

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.
Publish Date: 2009-06-24

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.
Publish Date: 2009-06-20 - Updated: 2016-06-13

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.
Publish Date: 2009-06-09

Wounded Warrior Honored for Disability Advocacy
The HSC Foundations annual recognition promotes and awards young individuals between the ages of 14 and 25.
Publish Date: 2009-06-04 - Updated: 2010-07-08

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.
Publish Date: 2009-05-29 - Updated: 2010-07-03

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.
Publish Date: 2009-05-25 - Updated: 2009-07-07

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.
Publish Date: 2009-05-08

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.
Publish Date: 2009-05-01 - Updated: 2010-06-26

Queensland Online Register of War Memorials
More than 1000 Queensland war memorials are being registered on a State Government website.
Publish Date: 2009-04-21 - Updated: 2015-03-18

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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-20 - Updated: 2010-07-03

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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-13 - Updated: 2010-07-11

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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-06

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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04

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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-03 - Updated: 2010-07-11

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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-17

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-05 - Updated: 2016-11-05

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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02

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

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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-25

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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2013-06-13

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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2013-03-23

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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Updated: 2017-06-11

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.
Publish Date: 2009-02-20 - Updated: 2023-09-11

Benefits for Survivors of Deceased Veterans
Monthly income payment to survivors of retired military personnel upon the death of a veteran service member.
Publish Date: 2008-12-01 - Updated: 2018-08-09

Service Dogs for Disabled Vets
$1.25 Million Raised for Disabled Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in order to train service dogs.
Publish Date: 2008-11-21 - Updated: 2009-02-24

Veterans Affairs Announces Expansion of Disability Evaluation System
Wounded service members leaving the military will have easier, quicker access to veterans benefits due to streamlined disability evaluations representing all military departments.
Publish Date: 2008-11-08 - Updated: 2018-08-09

VA Stalling Disability Payments
Stalling will delay past the life of the veteran and keeps money in the bank while the interest adds up.
Publish Date: 2008-11-04 - Updated: 2010-04-16

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.
Publish Date: 2008-09-23 - Updated: 2010-07-11

VA Compensation Schedule for Rating Disabilities
List of 2008 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher.
Publish Date: 2008-09-07 - Updated: 2016-06-13

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.
Publish Date: 2008-01-10 - Updated: 2023-04-23

VA Disability Claims Process
PTSD clinical and diagnostic procedures used in the VA disability claims process.
Publish Date: 2008-01-01 - Updated: 2022-01-20

Veterans Disability Compensation Payments
Report showed that New Mexico had the highest compensation payments and Illinois the lowest.
Publish Date: 2008-01-01 - Updated: 2022-01-20

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