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Archive: Veterans’ Affairs Disability Benefits

30Nov

2018

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 Tester (D-Mt.) introduced…

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19Nov

2018

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 VA’s…

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11Nov

2018

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,…

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07Nov

2018

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…

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12Sep

2018

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 (D-HI),…

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30Aug

2018

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 disabled by injury…

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23May

2018

The Veterans Affairs Department signed a 10 year/$10 billion contract with Cerner Corporation for the same commercial electronic health records system as the Pentagon. Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said this contract is “one of the largest IT contracts in…

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22May

2018

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…

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17Apr

2018

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…

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28Mar

2018

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…

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