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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.

Legion has presence at NAACP convention

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

Legion attends national women's conference

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

Providence to test VA's paperless system

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

Veterans employment issues on the table

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

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.

Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

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

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.

'One suicide is one too many'

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