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 VA Telehealth:

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with a plan to enable VA doctors to treat veterans through telehealth no matter where the doctor or patient are located. Officials said the 28-page proposed order, unveiled on 29 SEP under … Continue reading

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 VA ID card:

New Photo Cards Available in NOV 2017 -All honorably discharged veterans of every era will be able to get a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs starting in November due to a law passed in 2015. The … Continue reading

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 VA Individual Unemployability:

Months after Veterans Affairs officials dropped plans for a controversial benefits cut, the families of those who would have been affected still fear they could lose thousands in monthly payouts. Confusion over the short-lived plan this week forced department leaders … Continue reading

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 Educational assistance – dependents and survivors:

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers up to 45 months of education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or of service members who died … Continue reading

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 WWII veterans exposed to mustard gas may have claims reconsidered:

The recently passed Forever GI Bill—signed by President Trump on August 17—includes a provision that requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider previously denied claims for World War II veterans exposed to nitrogen mustard gas, sulfur mustard gas or … Continue reading

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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Formation of New Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee:

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Federal Advisory Committee as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s The new Committee will be chaired by former U.S. … Continue reading

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 Burn Pit Toxic ► S.319/H.R.1279 | Senate Passage:

Congress moved closer 18 SEP to approving help for tens of thousands of veterans exposed to toxic “burn pits” in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s very exciting,” Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told KARE 11. “Today the bill is passing.” The military … Continue reading

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 TRICARE fee increases | grandfather clause:

The House and Senate have passed their respective versions of the FY 2018 Defense Authorization bill. A conference committee will be appointed to resolve the differences between the two bills. The Senate bill provides for substantial TRICARE fee increases by … Continue reading

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 Korea Agent Orange VA coverage:

Veterans who served in a unit in or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 and who have a disease VA recognizes as associated with Agent Orange exposure are presumed to have … Continue reading

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• TRICARE Fee Increases | grandfather clause:

The House and Senate have passed their respective versions of the FY 2018 Defense Authorization bill. A conference committee will be appointed to resolve the differences between the two bills. The Senate bill provides for substantial TRICARE fee increases by … Continue reading

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