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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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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.
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Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.
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VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.
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Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.
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Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.
As a member of the Veterans' Consortium Executive Board, the organization works with other VSOs and individuals to provide free legal representation to veterans.
Adding new staff and improving IT management two of the keys for VA secretary's plan delivered to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday.
Review includes notes and articles regarding current "hot topics" involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Through the House of Representative's Wounded Warrior Program, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Collins has found a way to make a difference for fellow veterans.
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.
At its Homeless Veterans' Provider Workshop last week, The American Legion continued its campaign of advocacy and assistance for homeless vets.
Fly-fishing therapy saves self-esteem, marriages of wounded warriors.
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.
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.
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.