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 Senate Votes to Expand Veterans’ Access to Private Care:

The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation instructing the Veterans Affairs Department to allow veterans living within 40 miles of a VA facility to get non-VA care if the department hospital or clinic cannot provide the service. Sen. Jerry Moran, … Continue reading

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 Run For The Wall – May 13 – 23, 2015:

The mission statement for this run is “To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families; to call for an accounting of POW/MIA’s; honor the memory of those killed in action and to support our military personnel all over the … Continue reading

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 VA Aid & Attendance Update:

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs is proposing new rules on who can get monthly Aid & Attendance benefits. The VA feels the rules are needed to prevent people from “gaming” the system by giving away assets and then applying for … Continue reading

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 VA Vet Choice Program Update:

The Veterans Affairs Department has asked for new legislation that would let it pay for private health care for veterans who live near a VA clinic but can’t get the treatment they need because it’s not offered at that location. … Continue reading

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H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act.

This bill would end the unfair policy of forcing many military longevity retirees to forfeit some of their retired pay in order to receive equal amounts of disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The effect of this … Continue reading

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2015 Oklahoma Veterans Awareness Day

“Job well done” to all the Members and Chapters who made their way to our State Capital on Wednesday April 1st.  Remarks by the Lt Governor Todd Lamb, Speaker of the House Jeffrey Hickman and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman were … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Word

On January 13, 2015, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL) introduced H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act.  This bill would end the unfair policy of forcing many military longevity retirees to forfeit some of their retired pay in order to receive … Continue reading

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VA rule change could double number of vets eligible for health care

Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. … Continue reading

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• VA Establishes MyVA Advisory Committee;

On Friday, March 13, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee. The Committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better … Continue reading

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• VA: No date set for Agent Orange C-123 decision:

The VA said Friday, March 13, 2015, that no date has been set for a decision on whether to award benefits for Agent Orange exposure to Air Force reservists who flew C-123 aircraft contaminated with the herbicide. The department is … Continue reading

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