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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 deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.
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Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.
Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.
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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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Legion representative: VA must continue health studies on Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
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Family monthly premium rates will be reduced for all age groups by an average of 8 percent.
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Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.
DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.
VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.
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Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.
Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.
Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.
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."
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.
Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.
Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.
Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.
A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.
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Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'
The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.
Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.
The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.
Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, touches on how health-care reform will impact on VA, DoD services.
Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.
Numerous sources have indicated and continue to indicate that VA and DoD health care will not be affected by the health-care reform bill that is nearing close to becoming law.
The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.
Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.
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Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.
Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.
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