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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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I’m Good. But are you ready to listen?

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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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VA Vet Choice Program:

At a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee in late MAR representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs explained how the VA plans to manage an overhaul of the VA’s new Choice Program. According to an article on … Continue reading

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Military Records/DD-214:

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov or try http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records. This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment … 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 to Cover Vets Requiring Hep C Treatment:

On March 9, the VA announced it is now able to fund care for all veterans with hepatitis C for FY 2016, regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from Congress, along with … Continue reading

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VA Welcome Home Ceremony

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Veterans Omnibus Bill

Lawmakers could be headed toward a veterans omnibus bill covering a host of health, education and employment issues after House members passed a package of nine veterans-themed measures the evening of 9 FEB. The flurry of legislation came after a … Continue reading

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