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The American Legion told Congress on Tuesday that 'there are clearly areas for improvement' in the way VBA processes disability claims for veterans.
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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.
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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.
New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.
On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.
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The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.
Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.
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Electronic claims processing, Post 9-11 GI Bill enrollment problems among issues discussed during quarterly meeting.
While America has been suffering through an unprecedented crisis in housing loan defaults, the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program has remained in good shape.
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Legion will provide service officers to the base three days a week, starting in June.
New telephone line will provide emergency support, resources to homeless veterans.
Legion staffer, PNC Conley attend briefing on VA pilot program for case management of claims.
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Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.
Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.
Family monthly premium rates will be reduced for all age groups by an average of 8 percent.
Legion representative: VA must continue health studies on Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
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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.
Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.
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Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.
Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.
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.
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."
Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.
Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.
Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.
VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.
DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.