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While standard forms and electronic claims help VA reduce the claims backlog, veterans should not be denied the ability to file informal claims.
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City’s VA medical center needs to improve communications with its patients, including a vexing phone system.
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Opposition to reduced military retirement benefits to be voiced in Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.
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Legion calls on VA to guarantee credit monitoring for veterans affected by the eBenefits data breach.
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Department of Veterans Affairs will provide credit monitoring service to impacted veteran free of charge.
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VA’s inadequate tracking system has left expired surgical implants and other devices on its supply shelves.
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Legislation directs DoD to begin transferring electronic medical records to VA.
The Congress-approved budget bill may be bipartisan, but both parties are leaving America’s retired veterans in the lurch.
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The substantial chasm between VA and American Legion statistics on the accuracy of claims processing came to light at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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While VA says its accuracy on benefits claims processing is about 90 percent, the Legion’s experience tells a different story.
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National commander says 'morale is becoming a casualty of sequestration' thanks to the latest budget talk emanating from Washington, D.C.
Department of Defense proposes shutting down all stateside military-run grocery stores.
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The American Legion testified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may be a good choice to help VA with its construction needs.
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Chronic understaffing and poor management have brought the VA medical center in Jackson, Miss., to Capitol Hill’s undivided attention
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Members of The American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force held a town hall meeting in Pittsburgh to discuss health care, then visited the local VA facility.
As members of Congress work on passing a bill for more VA advance appropriations, The American Legion also wants guarantees for VA mandatory funding.
The American Legion will participate in an Oct. 30 press conference on Capitol Hill calling for advance appropriations for all Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
President signs into law legislation restoring death benefits for fallen servicemembers.
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Comments by White House press secretary characterized as 'national disgrace' by national commander.
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American Legion service officers are still offering claims assistance despite the partial government shutdown.
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Department of Veterans Affairs halts all software development, including work on Veterans Benefits Management System.
The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.
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America’s veterans will continue to suffer as long as Congress and the White House refuse to act responsibly.
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Legion supports resolution introduced in House that would continue to fund death gratuity benefit, which isn’t being paid during federal government shutdown.
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Because of the continuing government shutdown, VA closes all public services at its regional offices.
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The U.S. House has adopted a resolution that would continue funding of VA benefit payments despite a budget default.
Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, which would have provided funding to Veterans Benefits Administration, fails to pass House Tuesday.
Many Department of Veterans Affairs’ services will remain available through the federal government shutdown; stopped immediately.
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VA warns that funding for veterans benefits will run out by late October if the federal government shuts down.
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Congress checked in with The American Legion and other VSOs to see how VA’s fully developed claims program is coming along.