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 House committee advances protections for veterans’ credit scores:

An effort gained momentum in Congress on Wednesday to protect veterans’ credit scores when the Department of Veterans Affairs is slow to reimburse private-sector doctors for their medical care. The House Financial Services Committee advanced legislation that would provide a … Continue reading

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 Shulkin says he would, if he could, expand Agent Orange-related health care:

VA Secretary David Shulkin suggests he favors expansion of Agent Orange-related health care and disability compensation to new categories of ailing veterans but that factors like cost, medical science and politics still stand in the way. Shulkin told the Senate … Continue reading

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 Vets Choice, Caregiver Programs left out of final spending bill

excerpts from an artivce by Richard Sisk The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed Friday by President Donald Trump left the Veterans Choice Program in limbo and rejected a major expansion of the caregivers program that provides stipends to family members … Continue reading

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 VA Compensation & Pensions update ► CBO ‘Think Tank’ report:

Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) completed a “think tank” report on veterans’ disability compensation. The ranking member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs asked for this study, which looks in detail at trends and policy options in regard … Continue reading

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 The Veterans Appeals Improvement & Modernization Act of 2017 :

Did you know this Act was signed into law August 23, 2017. However, the new law does not take effect until February 2019. The law creates a new claims and appeals process, which features three separate avenues; (1) Higher-Level Review, … Continue reading

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 Non-Deployable Troops ► Pentagon new retention policy released:

The Pentagon on February 12, 2018 released its new policy on military lethality, which will begin separation procedures for service members who have been non-deployable for the last 12 months or more. “This new policy is a 12-month deploy or … Continue reading

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 Hilton Offering Jobs And Free Hotel Stays:

Hilton has a long legacy of supporting the military, dating back to its founder, Conrad Hilton, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War I. In August 2013, Hilton launched Operation: Opportunity, with a commitment to hire 10,000 veterans … Continue reading

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 VA Sec describes Camp Lejuene health and disability benefits

If you were stationed at Camp LeJuene, N.C. for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 you may be eligible for certain benefits. You may be eligible for VA health care or certain cost … Continue reading

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 Vietnam veterans may be dying from slow-killing parasite, study shows:

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. … Continue reading

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 New technology alleviates Tinnitus by retraining the brain to ignore ringing in the ears:

A recently released randomized study by the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the VA Portland Health Care System demonstrated improved clinical outcomes for tinnitus patients using the Levo System. The study was led by James Henry, PhD. Tinnitus … Continue reading

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