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Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
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74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.
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President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.
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President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.
Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.
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American Legion service officers increase their impact in helping to reduce the claims backlog
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Caregiver benefits were bolstered by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.
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American Legion executive director discussed the delivery of care and benefits to veterans.
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Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.
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Help is available for veterans and servicemembers who have been cheated or harassed by financial scammers.
Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation
Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan points out VA shortcomings and successes in handling benefits claims.
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Recommendations include more transparency at VA regional offices.
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If the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2015 budget is approved, it will be one of the few federal agencies in the era of sequestration to see an increase in funding.
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National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.
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Expedited claims for disabled veterans “absolutely the right thing to do,” says national commander.
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Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.
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Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.
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Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.
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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.
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.
Legion calls on VA to guarantee credit monitoring for veterans affected by the eBenefits data breach.
Department of Veterans Affairs will provide credit monitoring service to impacted veteran free of charge.
VA’s inadequate tracking system has left expired surgical implants and other devices on its supply shelves.
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.