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Legion: VBA must improve work quality

Legion: VBA must improve work quality

The American Legion told Congress on Tuesday that 'there are clearly areas for improvement' in the way VBA processes disability claims for veterans.

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Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

D.C. office staffers provide information on VA benefits during day set aside to honor, help combat veterans and active-duty military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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A need to be part of the process

A need to be part of the process

Legion staffer, PNC Conley attend briefing on VA pilot program for case management of claims.

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VA announces homeless veterans hotline

VA announces homeless veterans hotline

New telephone line will provide emergency support, resources to homeless veterans.

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Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion will provide service officers to the base three days a week, starting in June.

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Healthy in an unhealthy market

Healthy in an unhealthy market

While America has been suffering through an unprecedented crisis in housing loan defaults, the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program has remained in good shape.

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Legion takes part in VA forum

Legion takes part in VA forum

Electronic claims processing, Post 9-11 GI Bill enrollment problems among issues discussed during quarterly meeting.

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Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.

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Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.

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VA meets on disability compensation

VA meets on disability compensation

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.

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Covering a lot of ground with VA

Covering a lot of ground with VA

New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.

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Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

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Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

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After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

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Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.

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Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.

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Blue Water veterans study in the works

Blue Water veterans study in the works

Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.

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Taking the training to Puerto Rico

Taking the training to Puerto Rico

Legion staffers conduct week-long tutorial to service officers, providing a fundamental understanding of the claims process and tips to getting benefits for veterans.

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A process long overdue

A process long overdue

Legion representative: VA must continue health studies on Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

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SGLI premiums to be reduced

SGLI premiums to be reduced

Family monthly premium rates will be reduced for all age groups by an average of 8 percent.

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Problems with VBA's fiduciary program

Problems with VBA's fiduciary program

Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.

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Sexual assault prevention discussed

Sexual assault prevention discussed

DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.

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Legion featured in National Journal video

Legion featured in National Journal video

VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.

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VA claims backlog scrutinized

Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.

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Claims improvement strategies explored

Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.

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VA issues warning about phone scam

VA issues warning about phone scam

Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.

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VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

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Legion's appeals unit making a difference

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

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Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

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Legion testifies on various health bills

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

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