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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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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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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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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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Bringing back the gold standard

Bringing back the gold standard

Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.

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Fiscal reform meeting monitored by Legion

VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Final Gulf War regulation published

Final Gulf War regulation published

New regulation will make it easier for veterans to obtain VA health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia, including Iraq or Afghanistan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

New VA regulation adds three health conditions to the list of those presumed to have been caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

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Filner: Don't repeat Vietnam mistakes

Filner: Don't repeat Vietnam mistakes

Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.

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Homeless in Milwaukee

Homeless in Milwaukee

Legion leaders tour facility that helps veterans on the road to permanent housing.

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Shinseki: Backlog will end this year

Shinseki: Backlog will end this year

VA secretary tells Legion his agency's massive backlog of undecided benefits claims is one of his top three priorities for 2011.

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VA releases final Agent Orange regulations

VA releases final Agent Orange regulations

On Aug. 31, VA will officially expand the list of health problems that are presumed to be linked to Agent Orange and exposure to other herbicides.

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VA benefits chief: 'We're obeying the law'

VA benefits chief: 'We're obeying the law'

Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.

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Legion has presence at NAACP convention

Legion has presence at NAACP convention

National staff on hand to address questions specifically concerning veterans issues, discuss Legion programs, membership.

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Legion attends national women's conference

Legion attends national women's conference

Denise Williams, assistant director for health policy, attends Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.

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Providence to test VA's paperless system

Providence to test VA's paperless system

Regional benefits office the site of pilot program that will initially focus on compensation benefits.

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The Secretary’s War on Homelessness

Shinseki vows to get America’s veterans off the streets within five years. Even the homeless aren’t sure it can be done.

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Veterans employment issues on the table

Veterans employment issues on the table

D.C. office's executive director joins White House discussion of veterans affairs and employment issues

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VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd

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VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.

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'One suicide is one too many'

'One suicide is one too many'

Legion deputy director delivers recommendations for enhanced suicide-prevention efforts for DoD, VA, during congressional subcommittee hearing.

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Legion part of 'Veterans at Risk' hearing

Legion part of 'Veterans at Risk' hearing

Director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division says more training, oversight needed at VA facilities to avoid St. Louis failures.

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