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Homeless Assistance Bill Introduced

Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced S. 1885, the Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015. This bill would expand service and assistance to include veterans who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, and veterans with very low incomes. This expansion would … Continue reading

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Health Care Update from VA

VA Health Care Official Announces Initiatives and Progress Made to Improve Access to Care New Initiatives Chart Roadmap to Access-to-Care Improvements WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) top health care official today announced progress and new steps VA … Continue reading

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Assistance with Choice Program Billing Issues

VA Announces Community Care Call Center to Help Veterans with Choice Program Billing Issues WASHINGTON – Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program … Continue reading

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Blue Water Navy

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015 (H.R. 969 and S. 681) was introduced by Representative Christopher Gibson and Senator Kristin Gillibrand, respectively. This legislation would expand presumptions for Vietnam Veterans to be awarded service connection for illnesses … Continue reading

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VA Welcome Home Ceremony

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National Nonprofit Newsletter

For DAV Departments and Chapters Volume 8, No. 1 Winter 2016 FEDERAL CHARTERS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN? Part One DAV is one of a handful (roughly 100) of organizations that have been granted a “federal” or “Congressional” charter. This concept … Continue reading

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From the VA Secretary

Statement from VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald On the Need to Reform the Veterans’ Appeals Process Last week I presented to the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee the way forward for the important transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs—what we … Continue reading

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Choice Care Update

Public Law 113-146, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA) of 2014, established a “Commission on Care” to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and make recommendations for change. The Commission is composed of membership … Continue reading

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The truth about the VA Budget

Congress and the President acted on the funding needs of the entire federal budget before adjournment for the Holiday. The national legislative staff wanted to provide you a synopsis of the funding levels approved for veterans benefits and health care … Continue reading

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Call to Action from DAV/DAVA National Commander’s McIntosh and Stake

Representative Corrine Brown, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced H.R. 2054, a bill that would provide increased access to VA health care for women veterans. The bill would require the VA to ensure continuous availability of gender-specific … Continue reading

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