The American Legion’s Deputy Director for Health Care, Jacob B. Gadd, and National Field Service Representative, James Woodson, are and serving as committee members of the Veterans Guest Internet Access workgroup and participating in the kick-off teleconference today. The workgroup will assist the Veterans Health Administration in delivering public Internet access to VA patients and their families.
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle was interviewed by The Los Angeles Daily News concerning the Legion’s position on Agent Orange-related claims and the difficulty that veterans have had in receiving compensation for health issues related to exposure to tactical herbicides.
Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, met with a vice president from Prudential to discuss recent allegations that certain insurance companies have been profiting off the families of fallen heroes by urging beneficiaries to accept death benefits in delayed, piecemeal fashion.
Peter Gaytan, executive director of The American Legion's D.C. office, is attending a Veterans Benefits Administration conference in Cleveland today. Conferees are discussing ways to reduce the massive and growing VA benefits claims backlog.