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Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation
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Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.
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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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While standard forms and electronic claims help VA reduce the claims backlog, veterans should not be denied the ability to file informal claims.
City’s VA medical center needs to improve communications with its patients, including a vexing phone system.
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Opposition to reduced military retirement benefits to be voiced in Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.
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Legion calls on VA to guarantee credit monitoring for veterans affected by the eBenefits data breach.
Department of Veterans Affairs will provide credit monitoring service to impacted veteran free of charge.
VA’s inadequate tracking system has left expired surgical implants and other devices on its supply shelves.
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Legislation directs DoD to begin transferring electronic medical records to VA.
The Congress-approved budget bill may be bipartisan, but both parties are leaving America’s retired veterans in the lurch.
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The substantial chasm between VA and American Legion statistics on the accuracy of claims processing came to light at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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While VA says its accuracy on benefits claims processing is about 90 percent, the Legion’s experience tells a different story.
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National commander says 'morale is becoming a casualty of sequestration' thanks to the latest budget talk emanating from Washington, D.C.
Department of Defense proposes shutting down all stateside military-run grocery stores.
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The American Legion testified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may be a good choice to help VA with its construction needs.
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Chronic understaffing and poor management have brought the VA medical center in Jackson, Miss., to Capitol Hill’s undivided attention
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Members of The American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force held a town hall meeting in Pittsburgh to discuss health care, then visited the local VA facility.
As members of Congress work on passing a bill for more VA advance appropriations, The American Legion also wants guarantees for VA mandatory funding.
The American Legion will participate in an Oct. 30 press conference on Capitol Hill calling for advance appropriations for all Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
President signs into law legislation restoring death benefits for fallen servicemembers.
Comments by White House press secretary characterized as 'national disgrace' by national commander.
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American Legion service officers are still offering claims assistance despite the partial government shutdown.
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