A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists
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The Justice Department has declined to prosecute two Veterans Affairs Department executives after lawmakers accused them of misleading Congress about massive cost overruns at a Denver-area VA hospital.
June is Posttraumatic Stress Awareness Month, and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is using this time to reach out to veterans to make sure they know help is available.
The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says veterans shouldn’t have to wait for a better medical record system, so he’s citing a public interest exception to federal contracting rules and tapping a private company — without competitive bidding, to build a new system.
Our nation has the health of 740,000 veterans on hold. Some are waiting for five to 10 years to find out whether they can get care. Some are traveling to Chicago instead of 15 miles across the Mississippi River.
Two years after 2nd Judicial District Veterans Court was instituted, the numbers show that veterans don’t seem too keen on finishing the program.
Advocates for military veterans say the VA’s effort to remove longstanding barriers to care is “great” but only a short first step to reducing the department’s “top clinical priority” — suicide.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has warned that scammers have set up a fake phone line targeting vets and their families who want to call the Veterans Choice Program.
Depending on where they live, veterans in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin going to a VA hospital will end up either at Hines Hospital in Chicago, Middleton Memorial Hospital in Madison, or the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Each year, Memorial Day serves as a reminder that there is a cost to freedom. The brave men and women in our U.S. military and their families have given of themselves to protect this great nation and they have earned our admiration and our respect.
Eugene Walsh and Mike Brown are both U.S. Army infantry veterans who served overseas
A New Hampshire veteran was nearly forced to operate on himself after he says the Department Veterans Affairs refused to pay his medical bill.
Michael Holmes, terminated from his job as director of the Licking County Veterans Service Office, caused “substantial financial loss to the county” and veterans benefits to be denied, according to an internal disciplinary report.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.
Scammers have developed yet another way to trick people out of their hard-earned money, this time targeting veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Department said it would need “billions of dollars in additional appropriations” to work through the 470,000 appeals that are now pending in the Veterans Benefits Administration and Board of Veterans Appeals as of April 1.
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President Donald Trump, as part of his dash to rack up wins before the end of his first 100 days, signed an executive order Thursday that creates a new office devoted to protecting whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Disabled veterans would be allowed free parking at Louisiana’s seven passenger airports under a bill that won easy approval Tuesday morning in the House Transportation Committee.
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.
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.