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Fly-fishing therapy saves self-esteem, marriages of wounded warriors.
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DSO school covers legislation, disability evaluations, claims appeals and advocacy training.
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Four-day training session includes new focus on women veterans issues.
Longtime VA employee brings decades of service in health-care industry to position.
Veterans will soon find the process to get a service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder a little easier.
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The American Legion says the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog can be reduced by simply altering the way VA processes those claims.
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The administration’s budget was rolled out this week, which features three prominent issues that The American Legion has worked diligently on to keep high on the national agenda.
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Quality of health care for veterans living in rural areas the topic of forum organized by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.
At roundtable discussion, VSOs urge Congress to reduce the VA disability claims backlog.
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The American Legion has launched a new online tool that guides veterans through the often-complicated claims process.
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VA has announced the hiring of five federal recovery coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for seriously injured troops.
A scheduled Department of Veterans Affairs $1 increase in veterans' prescription copayments will be delayed until June 30.
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The American Legion recently reached out to VA's Chief Business Office in an effort to investigate and correct any cases of improper billing.
Report notes that while VA's quality of care is outstanding, there is still work to be done in some areas.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its national survey to raise awareness of VA benefits.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki cites improved access for veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs in place to reduce an alarming suicide rate among veterans.
Legionnaire making a difference.
Commander Hill applauds the Senate for overwhelming support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009.
Patrick Dunne, VA's Under Secretary for Benefits, has announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006.
In early November, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged three more diseases as linked to Agent Orange exposure.
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The American Legion's Washington office staff participated on Nov. 9 in "Time Out For Veteran's Health" - a free health concerns event for veterans conducted at FedExField.
An easy transition from service to civilian life was among the topics discussed by a DoD official and Clarence Hill during a breakfast at the Pentagon this morning.
Craig Newmark, founder of advertising Web site Craigslist, has agreed to serve on the VA blue-ribbon panel that will evaluate ideas to improve disability claims processing time and provide greater transparency for veterans.
The American Legion welcomed VA’s five-year plan to eliminate homelessness among veterans; the Legion has provided expert testimony on the issue to Congress and VA for several years.
VA has stayed the adjudication of new claims based on exposure to Agent Orange; it says that new regulations on presumptive medical conditions need to be finalized.
Landmark law provides budget appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs one year in advance, assuring timely delivery of funding.
After a long campaign by The American Legion, the Senate passes a bill to provide advance funding for the VA health-care system.
Thousands of veterans are improperly billed for their VA health care because of the agency’s inefficient and error-prone billing system, according to a congressional probe of the issue.