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You may have recently come across news stating that President Trump is looking to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). While on the surface this may seem like an apocalyptic scenario for federal employees, the history surrounding the agency may shed...

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New Legislation Could Shield Veterans from Overpayment Errors

Legislation recently introduced would protect veterans from overpayment debt from errors made by the Veterans Affairs Department regarding monthly benefits. Congressman John Delaney (D-Md.) introduced the bill, known as the Veteran Debt Fairness Act (H.R. 7144). Jon...

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Amended Regulations for VA Pensions

The Veterans Affairs Department announced it has amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. These changes are to ensure that only veterans with a legitimate need for benefits would receive them. The...

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Happy Veterans Day!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED!!! WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! History of the Holiday Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. On the...

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Veteran Homelessness is Down 5%

The Trump administration announced that the homeless veteran population decreased by more than 5% in the last year and has dropped nearly in half since 2010. Before a slight uptick in 2017, the number of homeless veterans had fallen for 6 consecutive years. The...

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Some VA Employees Will Get Additional Paid Leave

President Trump recently signed a bill into law that will provide additional paid leave to certain federal employees working at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act (S. 899), introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono...

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Am I Eligible for VA Disability?

The VA provides compensation to eligible veterans who were disabled during or because of their military service. Compensation is also available to eligible dependents of veterans. Compensation Available Disability—a monthly, monetary benefit paid to veterans who are...

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Bill to Overhaul VA-Funded Private Care Passed in House

A major overhaul of veteran’s health care was passed by the House. This measure will expand their access to private care sector care on the government’s dime and bring the Veterans’ Affair Department through a process that will close some of its federally run...

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Central Office Positions at VA Cut by 10 Percent

The Veterans Affairs Department says it has cut positions at its central office in Washington DC by 10% while also consolidating mental health, primary care and geriatrics policy, and operations functions. This comes as part of the departments’ efforts to eliminate...

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VA Employees Fear Any Mistake Will Cost Them Their Job

A few years back, a VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ created a “secret wait list” to make it appear the hospital was filling appointments and meeting the demand. This prompted Congress to examine VA’s hiring practices and empowered the departments’ secretaries to...

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More Fallout for the Department of Veterans Affairs

It seems lately there is a lot of news coming from the VA. For years now, publicity and scandals have plagued the department. Another bill recently introduced by Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) looks at replacing the Veterans Choice Act. The Veterans Choice Act passed in...

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