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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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VA Secretary on Vietnam Commemoration

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY VA Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Our Nation’s Vietnam War Commemoration is a long-overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their … Continue reading

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Presidential Memorial Certificates

Update on Presidential Memorial Certificate Application Process The purpose of this notice today is to share information and make you aware of an important change to the law that now limits how a Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) request can be … Continue reading

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They served with Honor …We all took the same Oath

The House and Senate are now in recess for the Thanksgiving Holidays and will reconvene on November 30, 2015. Bill passed by the House on November 18, 2015 H.R. 1338, the Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015, would … Continue reading

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Our Veterans Health Care matters…

This week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presented a new plan to Congress that would restructure and integrate VA and non-VA health care programs to expand access to quality health care. We believe this would be an important step … Continue reading

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Please Read and Take Action

On October, 15, 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that due to low inflation this year, no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) would be made in 2016 for Social Security beneficiaries. Since that decision would also apply to veterans receiving financial … Continue reading

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