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VA launches caregiver support line

VA launches caregiver support line

Phone line will answer questions, listen to concerns and directly link callers to the Caregiver Support Coordinator at their local VA medical center.

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Legion makes difference with claims appeals

Legion makes difference with claims appeals

Specialists log 73 percent success rate in front of Board of Veterans Appeals in 2010.

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Coming together for homeless veterans

Coming together for homeless veterans

American Legion among hundreds of attendees at forum in Washington that highlights ‘best practices’ for VA’s 5-year plan to eradicate the problem.

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Doing what he can for America's military

Doing what he can for America's military

Since 2003, actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have performed for U.S. servicemembers and veterans across the country.

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'Keep these alliances together'

'Keep these alliances together'

Past National Commander Detweiler stresses the need for relationships among fellow veterans during opening sessions of sixth annual Road to Recovery.

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A normal reaction to the abnormal

A normal reaction to the abnormal

Former undercover New Jersey State Trooper shares his PTS experiences, encourages peer counseling during Road to Recovery.

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TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

Quick, convenient and confidential online process for assessing risk of 'invisible wounds' outlined to Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans and their families.

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'The Happiest Place on Earth'

'The Happiest Place on Earth'

Near-freezing temperatures can't keep veterans, their families from spending a special Christmas celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends.

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A challenge to continue service

A challenge to continue service

Road to Recovery draws to a close with call to action for attendees to help define public attitudes toward veteran.

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'Let us help you'

'Let us help you'

Veterans Health Administration's chief of staff asks participants at Road to Recovery to reach out to VA.

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A week of transformations

A week of transformations

During the Road to Recovery Conference, veterans met with other veterans and were able to communicate in ways they hadn't been able to before.

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ROAR survey available until March 1

ROAR survey available until March 1

The Legion’s Regional Office Action Review team will use survey findings to help veterans and VA Regional Offices battle the backlog across the country.

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VA begins Agent Orange payments

VA begins Agent Orange payments

Funds distributed to Vietnam veterans qualifying for compensation under recent presumption changes; Legion lobbied for and applauded the changes.

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Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion requests permission to file amicus brief in support of Lucey v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

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VA spending concerns Pennsylvania Legion

VA spending concerns Pennsylvania Legion

Department of Veterans Affairs plans to spend nearly $1 million to customize an upscale office space and add an executive fitness center at facility.

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Legion receives VBA updates

Legion receives VBA updates

Two pilot initiatives aimed at speeding up claims process; Legionnaires asked for feedback on both programs.

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Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legionnaires and posts that are involved in suicide-prevention programs are urged to contact the Legion’s Washington office.

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Legion following burn pit issue

Legion following burn pit issue

Legion rep attends meeting where environmental hazards affecting U.S. servicemembers are discussed.

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Legion looking into neglect, abuse cases

Legion looking into neglect, abuse cases

Organization is conducting informal investigation of state veterans homes, VA community living centers.

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Improperly billed? Contact the Legion

Improperly billed? Contact the Legion

The American Legion is collecting cases of veterans whose third-party insurances were improperly billed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Polytrauma rehab facility opens in D.C.

Polytrauma rehab facility opens in D.C.

Independence Way rehabilitation facility at VAMC in nation’s capitol will prepare severly disabled veterans for reintegration into society.

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Homeless female vets on Oprah today

Homeless female vets on Oprah today

‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ will be devoted to homeless female veterans today. Check local listings in your area for time.

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Legion attends caregiver focus group

Legion attends caregiver focus group

Organization provides feedback, suggestions for caregiver legislation implementation process.

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VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA says it will continues to ensure and protect Servicemembers', Survivors' Life Insurance benefits administered by Prudential.

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Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

American Legion seeking veterans who had to re-enroll in VA after getting health-care treatment at another VA facility.

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Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, VA secretary defends decision to add three more illnesses to presumptive list.

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Legion gets look at VA pilot program

VA&R director attends briefing on disability benefits questionnaire designed to streamline claims process.

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Foundation setting up military, vet program

Foundation setting up military, vet program

Legion rep meets with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation personnel to discuss treatments for spinal cord injuries.

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COLA rumors cleared up

COLA rumors cleared up

A mix of factual and incorrect information being circulated about disabled veterans’ benefits.

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A system worth saving, 2010 edition

A system worth saving, 2010 edition

American Legion delivers annual report on 32 VA medical facilities to members of Congress.

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