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Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."
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The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.
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The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.
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The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.
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Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.
Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.
Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.
President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.
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President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.
Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.
American Legion service officers increase their impact in helping to reduce the claims backlog
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Caregiver benefits were bolstered by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.
American Legion executive director discussed the delivery of care and benefits to veterans.
Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.
Help is available for veterans and servicemembers who have been cheated or harassed by financial scammers.
Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation
Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan points out VA shortcomings and successes in handling benefits claims.
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Recommendations include more transparency at VA regional offices.
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If the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2015 budget is approved, it will be one of the few federal agencies in the era of sequestration to see an increase in funding.
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National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.
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Expedited claims for disabled veterans “absolutely the right thing to do,” says national commander.
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Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.
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Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.
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Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.
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