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Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.
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VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.
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DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.
Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.
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A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.
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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.
Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.
Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.
VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected 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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Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.
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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The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.
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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.
Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.
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VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.
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Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, touches on how health-care reform will impact on VA, DoD services.
Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.
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The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.
VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.
Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.
VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.
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The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.
A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.
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Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'
The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.
Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.
National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.
At its Homeless Veterans' Provider Workshop last week, The American Legion continued its campaign of advocacy and assistance for homeless vets.
Issues faced by women veterans got front-and-center treatment Feb. 26 on the last day of The American Legion's Department Service Officers School.