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VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
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New regulation will make it easier for veterans to obtain VA health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia, including Iraq or Afghanistan.
Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.
VA secretary tells Legion his agency's massive backlog of undecided benefits claims is one of his top three priorities for 2011.
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Legion leaders tour facility that helps veterans on the road to permanent housing.
Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.
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New VA regulation adds three health conditions to the list of those presumed to have been caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
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Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.
On Aug. 31, VA will officially expand the list of health problems that are presumed to be linked to Agent Orange and exposure to other herbicides.
D.C. office's executive director joins White House discussion of veterans affairs and employment issues
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Regional benefits office the site of pilot program that will initially focus on compensation benefits.
Denise Williams, assistant director for health policy, attends Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.
National staff on hand to address questions specifically concerning veterans issues, discuss Legion programs, membership.
Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.
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VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.
Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.
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Legion’s deputy director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division argues that PTSD veterans should be granted disability.
Director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division says more training, oversight needed at VA facilities to avoid St. Louis failures.
Legion deputy director delivers recommendations for enhanced suicide-prevention efforts for DoD, VA, during congressional subcommittee hearing.
Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd
Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.
Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.
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.
The American Legion told Congress on Tuesday that 'there are clearly areas for improvement' in the way VBA processes disability claims for veterans.
Legion National Task Force Member, Tom Mullon, and Allison Murphy, Legion National Field Service Representative, are conducting a site review of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.
Since 1979, Vet Centers have promoted the philosophy of "veterans helping veterans"
PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.
Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
Past National Commander Bill Detweiler, a New Orleans resident, says the new VAMC that is being built is an example of his city's rebirth after Katrina.