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A US Senator who lost her legs in combat is being attacked for using a veterans’ tax benefit
It's not a scandal.
The Army is reconsidering thousands of bad paper discharges of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider the cases of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars era with mental health conditions who received other-than-honorable discharges
Don’t let your GI Bill go to waste
As a service member, you know that you qualify for GI Bill benefits that help pay for up to 36 months of higher education. But here’s something you may not know: around 50 percent of veterans never use their Post-9/11 GI Bill
VA secretary dismisses mail-order prescription delays as ‘conspiracy theories’ despite his department confirming they were real
The top leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs wrote in a Wednesday op-ed that reported delays in mail-order prescription deliveries due to changes at the U.S. Postal Service amounted to little more than "conspiracy theories,” despite his agency confirming those deliveries have recently been delayed on average by roughly 25 percent
How the battle over the US Postal Service is costing veterans dearly
"The whole picture really isn't being shown with regards to how this transcends the whole veteran population who are being impacted by these delays."
230,000 veterans’ disability ratings are stuck in limbo due to COVID-19
"We must have a plan to keep vets safe but also keep claims moving forward.”
Here are all the financial resources for troops and veterans hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic
The VA needs to do more in the fight against COVID-19
Advocates demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs act quickly to help veterans protect their benefits and health.
Deported veterans have trouble accessing their benefits, so San Diego is building a Vet Connect station in Tijuana to help them out
The effort is to ensure deported veterans still have access to veterans service representatives and the benefits they are entitled to, including medical care and housing assistance.
The VA has some serious problems with how it handles claims of military sexual trauma
Too often, military sexual trauma survivors report being re-traumatized by the very system that's meant to help them
America’s farmers are dying out. The USDA is calling on veterans to take their place
"If you're someone who enjoys nature, farming offers you solace and employment while letting you get back to living on your own timetable."
Military retirees can be court-martialed after all, appeals court decides
In the latest turn of a dramatic and winding court saga, a naval appeals court has released a split decision finding that a Navy retiree was properly court-martialed and convicted for a crime committed after he had left active duty
A Marine vet is on a mission to make the media capitalize ‘veteran’ all the time
Should media organizations capitalize the word 'veteran' as a formal title? One Marine veteran certainly thinks so
Enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and POWs can now have full-honor burials at Arlington
Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Donald Trump
A woman kept her dead husband’s body in a freezer for 10 years and collected his VA benefits, police say
When Utah police arrived at a retirement community to conduct a welfare check last month, they were disturbed to find not only the body of the elderly woman who lived there, but an additional man's corpse tucked inside a deep freezer in her utility room
A new bill would cover the cost of service dogs for veterans with PTSD
Lawmakers and veterans advocacy groups are ready for change after waiting nearly a decade for the Department of Veterans Affairs to change its policy on not reimbursing service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
The US Postal Service’s new ‘Healing PTSD’ stamp will raise money for veterans
The United States Postal Service has just issued a "Healing PTSD" semipostal stamp that will raise money to be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the National Center for PTSD
Welcome to ‘The Barracks,’ the new Georgia jail unit just for military veterans
'The Barracks' is believed to be the first housing unit targeting veterans that has opened inside a metro Atlanta jail, but it joins the larger trend of finding creative ways to help veterans caught up in the justice system
A class-action suit could remedy bad paper discharges for vets with PTSD
A class-action lawsuit claims the Navy is giving other-than-honorable discharges to Marines and sailors with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.
Florida lawmakers want to give veterans medical marijuana cards for free
With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge.
The number of homeless veterans in the US has declined by half in the last decade
The number of homeless veterans in the United States has declined by just over 50 percent in the last decade, according to government data
Democratic contender Bernie Sanders vows to rebuild the VA and improve healthcare services for veterans
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority on upgrading facilities and hiring more doctors and nurses for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Former VA Secretary David Shulkin says Trump’s ‘shadow rulers’ threatened treatment for veterans
David Shulkin ran the nation's largest health system under two presidents, but he wouldn't support a proposal from President Donald Trump's 'shadow rulers' of the VA to put all of veterans' health care into the hands of private interests. And according to Shulkin, that sank his career
A Vietnam vet found covered in ant bites is forcing the Atlanta VA to finally reckon with years of dangerous practices
In the last two years alone, employees at the Atlanta VA Medical Center filed 288 complaints with the VA inspector general, 43 of them alleging whistleblower retaliation, others alleging abuse of authority and regulation violations.