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As members of Congress work on passing a bill for more VA advance appropriations, The American Legion also wants guarantees for VA mandatory funding.
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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.
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Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, which would have provided funding to Veterans Benefits Administration, fails to pass House Tuesday.
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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.
Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee says VA doing ‘good job’ despite criticism.
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VA secretary tells Legionnaires that all claims undecided a year or longer will be processed by end of the year, targets 2015 for full elimination.
VA has gained another strong partner in its efforts to generate more fully developed claims for veterans’ disabilities.
Veterans who file fully developed claims are now eligible to receive up to one year of retroactive disability benefits.
The American Legion’s focus on FDCs is starting to pay off.
Legion to take part in the July 17 online session; service officers, health-care providers, social workers and other professionals encouraged to register.
American Legion directors, corporate executives discuss ways they are helping veterans make transitions and file VA claims.
Congress should visit VA Regional Offices to get at the core of the claims backlog problem.
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Many benefits claims appeals languish for years due to getting caught up in VA’s internal review process.
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VA's new online application enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment.
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The panel discussion about VA reform is hosted by Concerned Veterans for American and The Weekly Standard; it’s the first of a five-part series.
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Since 2010, sensitive information on veterans has been taken from VA’s database.
Twenty Congressmen sign 'call to action' to tackle backlog crisis.
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Senators and Congressmen stage several pre-Memorial Day events to highlight VA backlog problem.
VA’s new initiative aims to resolve 67,000 older claims in the backlog within 60 days.