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 The White House Veterans complaint line is open

855-948-2311 – The phone line is designed to “collect, process and respond to the complaints of individual veterans in a responsive, timely and accountable manner,” according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials Rather than complain to your neighbor or anyone … Continue reading

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 TRICARE mental health

TRICARE expanded mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, adding intensive outpatient programs and expanding options for opioid treatment. In addition to other improvements, this expansion improves access to care and increases opportunities for mental health and SUD treatment. … Continue reading

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 Vet funeral benefits ► H.R.1212 | Brave Act:

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced that are introducing bipartisan legislation to improve burial services for our nation’s veterans by increasing funeral benefits for eligible veterans. The Burial Rights for America’s Veterans’ Efforts (BRAVE) Act would … Continue reading

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 War on Terrorism Memorial:

Military veterans of the war on terrorism deserve a memorial. Let’s hope they don’t have to wait as long for it as World War II veterans did theirs. Pittsburgher Andrew Brennan, an Army veteran who flew helicopters in Afghanistan, has … Continue reading

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 Phony telephone number scam targets veterans:

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning regarding a new scam, preying on veterans who are making decisions about their medical care. The VA’s Veterans Choice Program allows eligible vets to use approved health-care providers outside of the VA … Continue reading

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Shulkin will decide whether to add more conditions to Agent Orange list by Nov. 1

VA Secretary David J. Shulkin will decide “on or before” Nov. 1 whether to add to the list of medical conditions the Department of Veteran Affairs presumes are associated to Agent Orange or other herbicides sprayed during the Vietnam War, … Continue reading

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 Caregiver Act:

There are questions going around that the Caregiver Act should be eligible for all veterans not just post 9/11 veterans. If the change is approve it will require legislative action. If you feel that the Caregiver Act should apply to … Continue reading

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 Unanimous House passage of Forever GI Bill:

The U.S. House of Representatives on July 23, 2017showed unquestionable, bipartisan commitment to America’s student veterans by voting 405-0 to pass H.R. 3218, the #ForeverGIBill. H.R. 3218 addresses current gaps in Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility and coverage. It ensures more … Continue reading

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 Committee Approval of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms:

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today applauded the bipartisan committee approval of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, legislation to improve veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. This bill eliminates the arbitrary … Continue reading

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Dept. of Oklahoma

The Department of Oklahoma received the Division 2 Local Veterans Assistance Award in recognition of leading volunteer efforts to serve the interest of veterans and their families. The juniors were recognized for their efforts in assisting veterans and their families. … Continue reading

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