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Georgia is currently the only state to provide free nursing home care to veterans, but that’s coming to an end.
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Department proposes adding five diagnosable illnesses secondary to service-connected TBI.
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Going paperless is a “glimmer of hope” for reducing the claims backlog.
Connect with a service officer and navigate the VA claims process with The American Legion’s free app.
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VA announces 20 millionth home-loan guarantee – a program first envisioned, and then drafted, by Past National Commander Harry Colmery.
Starting Jan. 1, TRICARE will stop taking premium payments by mail for the TRICARE Reserve Select and Tricare Retired Reserve programs.
Volunteers sought to test, provide input on new Claim Coach mobile app functionality.
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Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.
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While VA’s budget has been spared from sequestration, DoD’s is still under the gun.
Staff members focus on specific claims, supplementing work done by VA
For nearly 70 years, teamwork has helped veterans understand and file for benefits
Legion hosts twice-annual sessions to boost awareness, encourage interaction
They brush off little pay and high stress to help veterans receive claims
In Alaska, just getting to a VA office is an adventure
VA secretary tackles current issue, department's future during address to national convention.
The American Legion leader commends House Veterans’ Affairs Committee for investigation into VA spending at conferences in Orlando.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a ‘segmented lanes’ model that should help to speed up the disability claims process.
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Legion has advocated for military retirees filing for Combat-Related Special Compensation since progam's inception.
Legion staffer testifiers that organizations, individuals taking advantage of ‘gaps and loopholes’ in VA pension system to separate veterans from their hard-earned savings.
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Senate must now follow suit, says American Legion national commander.
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Booklet covering full spectrum of Department of Veterans Affairs health care can be downloaded online.
Minnesota Veterans Affairs employee able to quickly increase disability rating for suicidal OIF veteran.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to reinforce its mental-health clinicians and support staff with the addition of 1,900 new positions.
12 regional offices to begin the deployment of claims transformation initiatives.
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Congressional subcommittee receives testimony from a past national commander of The American Legion.
The American Legion is urging Congress to reject the proposed increase in TRICARE enrollment fees and pharmacy co-pays.
68 new forms designed to improve processing time for disability compensation and pension claims.
National Commander Wong recently reminded the president of Legion’s opposition to fee increase proposal.
More than 120 department service officers gathering in Washington for three-day school.
Richard Christian Jr., champion of Vietnam veterans in battle for Agent Orange and PTSD claims, dies after battle with cancer.