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More than $430,000 in stipend payments will be sent out this month to 176 families.
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Eighty-five percent say VA regional offices are inefficient and slow; 54 percent say they intend to appeal claims decisions.
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Organization stands firm in its support of awarding benefits to Vietnam War Navy veterans suffering from health problems related to Agent Orange exposure.
Timeliness of receiving mental health care, as well as transitioning of wounded servicemembers into VA medical system among issues discussed.
46 VA medical centers visited during 2011; information will be compiled and distributed to president, Congress, VA officials and Legionnaires.
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Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can now turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.
As of May 1, anyone applying for Social Security, VA or other federal benefits will have to choose an electronic payment method.
Recommendation made to correlate military retiree insurance premium increase with National Healthcare Expenditure Index.
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Department of Veterans Affairs implementing enhancements to existing services for veterans and their caregivers; application process will open May 9.
Through The American Legion, veterans who have used the Veterans Crisis suicide-prevention line can help fellow veterans facing same issues.
Department of Veterans Affairs partnering with Easter Seals to develop training for Caregiver Program.
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Veterans Field Guide provides information on what services will be available or suspended during government shutdown.
New York Legionnaire organizes burial service for 20 indigent, homeless veterans as part of Missing in American Project.
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‘It’s Your Call’ will feature a Veterans Crisis Line and seek help from Legionnaires in spreading the word about its 800 number.
The VA has made it possible for caregivers of eligible veterans to start receiving benefits and support services as early as summer.
Revamped website, increased advertising, direct mail among ways department plans to reach out to veterans.
A new legislation calls for the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability.
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Two-day event focuses on current research programs related to health consequences of military service in the Persian Gulf.
Organization calls for swift congressional action on pending legislation that would eliminate the practice of concurrent receipt.
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New services will benefit caregivers of both veterans injured since 9/11 and veterans of all war eras already enrolled in VA.
National commander calls on DoD to not implement any new out-of-pocket health-care costs for those using the insurance program.
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Legion expresses appreciation to representative from Minnesota for withdrawing proposal to cut VA spending and veterans health benefits.
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Report from combined effort of agencies give authoritative analysis of extent and nature of homelessness among veterans.
National commander says problems are more wide-spread than isolated, pledges Legion’s help in correcting the situation.
National commander says while there is much to like about 2012 VA budget recommendations, other areas still fall short.
Approximately 42,000 veterans enrolled in health-care system will be asked to participate in telephone interviews.
National commander: While sacrifices in spending must be made, they shouldn’t come at the expense of those who have already sacrificed.
Strict new policies to ensure veteran safety led to investigation after a VA employee reported spots on trays and on surgical instrument.
Phone line will answer questions, listen to concerns and directly link callers to the Caregiver Support Coordinator at their local VA medical center.
Organization calls on TRICARE to reimburse policy holders suffering from traumatic brain injury for the cost of cognitive rehabilitation therapy.