Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS “MinuteClinics” to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin said Thursday that he would initiate a top-down review of the VA medical center in the nation’s capital after an urgent watchdog report warned that patients were being put at risk due to bad inventory practices from potentially dirty syringes to medical supply shortages.
The Department of Veterans Affairs just announced the launch of a new suicide prevention data analysis tool to help detect and treat veterans at risk of suicide.
An incriminating and concerning report from the Office of Inspector General that states VA put patients in “imminent danger” at the VA facility in Washington D.C.
A record number of veterans participated in the annual mini-games at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center on Saturday.
Veteran Affairs health benefits have been extended to more than 142,000 veterans living in rural Alabama.
By the time they cut her from the program, Alishia Graham was angry, but not surprised. Her postman delivered the news in February.
Kansas City-area military veterans pressing to create a neighborhood of tiny homes for former service members have opened a veterans outreach center.
It can take years and a lot of red tape for a veteran to receive their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says the Department of Veterans Affairs “is on a path toward recovery.”
I am a proud veteran of the Army. The seven Army Values are a part of my moral DNA. Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage are at the heart of who I am today.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.
Around 8,000 military veterans and service members commit suicide every year according to the VA, including 300 on active duty. One local group is working to reduce those alarming numbers.
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) recently submitted language for a bill that would help thousands of veterans who have been banished from their homes and stripped of their benefits after being deported.
President Trump held his first face-to-face meeting with representatives from prominent veterans groups on Friday, a step that community advocates called a productive and critical step in advancing the White House’s promises to veterans.
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative met Friday over a St. Patrick’s Day lunch to announce that their new Veterans Center will be located at the American Legion in Newhall.
Furious over a nude-photo scandal involving male Marines who made sexually violent comments online about female Marines, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said Tuesday that he wanted to explore how to punish non-active duty and retired personnel who participated.
In honor of national Women’s History Month, the Providence VA Medical Center is honoring women veterans with two events on Thursday, March 16, both at the Medical Center and at Rhode Island College, along with a Warwick Vet Center benefits seminar for women vets.
Research from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that veterans waited an average 24 days to receive care at any care facility that is administered by the Veterans Choice Program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck has dropped an attempt to obtain a court order to remove the newest member of the County Veterans Service Commission after Rev. Wilburt O. Shanklin resigned from the panel, according to a court document.
A veteran who took his own life in the parking lot of the Durham VA hospital was in struggling to get his benefits.
The head of the Wisconsin veterans home at King has been reassigned amid reports of declining quality at the facility.
Speaking to House and Senate veterans’ affairs committees, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars on Wednesday warned against the Department of Veterans Affairs excessively outsourcing medical treatment to the private sector.
Last week’s column carried a lead story on the U.S. Senate’s approval of Dr. David Shulkin, President Donald Trump’s selection to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. His remarks on his confirmation and promises to veterans are found below.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has rejected with stunning speed a motion from the Department of Veterans Affairs that it be allowed to stop taking steps toward reimbursing hundreds of thousands of veterans
Leaders of local veterans’ groups say their members are aging and younger soldiers coming out of the military aren’t joining their ranks to take their place or help shoulder the burden of helping people, including other veterans, in their communities.
The old adage money talks certainly rings true in Washington. On capitol hill, money does more than just talk, it lobbies, and when it lobbies, Congress listens.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will host veterans’ benefits outreaches in Valencia County in March, April and May.