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VA’s Regulatory Loophole will affect Veterans of all era’s

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VA’s Homeless Grant and Per Diem

Rep. Coffman (CO) introduced H.R. 4099, a bill which modifies the calculation of per diem payments the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes to homeless grant providers to include partial payment for each of a homeless veteran’s minor dependents.  This … Continue reading

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The 115th Congress wrapped up its first session with the passage of numerous bills that benefit injured and ill veterans.

P.L. 115-26, a bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 established the … Continue reading

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VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities. VA will begin processing claims for reimbursement … Continue reading

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Veterans Treatment Courts – Keep Veterans Out of Jail

On November 9, 2017, Representative Charlie Crist (FL) and Representative Jeff Denham (CA) introduced H.R. 4345, the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017.  The bill would create coordination between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Attorney General to … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 2193 is a “Double Fix”

Last week, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved S. 2193, a comprehensive VA health care bill, which includes provisions to overhaul the agency’s community care program, provide additional funds to improve the VA health care system and extend VA’s comprehensive … Continue reading

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Help Protect Veterans who are unable to work

On November 9, 2017, Representative Maxine Waters (CA), introduced H.R. 4369, the Protecting Benefits for Disabled Veterans Act of 2017.  The bill would codify regulations on Individual Unemployability (IU) into federal law. Furthermore, H.R. 4369 would provide additional protections for … Continue reading

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Service Members & Veterans Empowerment & Support Act of 2017

DAV supports S. 833, the Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2017, in accordance with DAV Resolution No. 042, which calls for improvement to the process for determining service connection for conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST). … Continue reading

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Veterans Treatment Court needs your voice

The veterans’ treatment court model was established to remove veterans from the regular criminal justice process and to provide an opportunity for the veteran to address conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse disorder that that may have … Continue reading

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Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, H.R. 3218, passed by the House and Senate was signed by the President on August 16, 2017. Also known as the Forever G.I. Bill, the legislation improves provisions in the existing G.I. Bill … Continue reading

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