Category Archives: News

• Veteran and active duty credit scores:

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is pushing legislation to protect the credit ratings of military veterans with unpaid medical bills. Donnelly said 7 SEP that veterans can be “wrongly penalized” when the Department of Veterans Affairs is slow to pay for … Continue reading

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• VA appointments:

Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral – a move that eliminates multiple … Continue reading

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• VA now taking health benefits applications by phone:

Veterans can now apply for Veterans Affairs health benefits over the phone. The VA published a final regulation on Monday that allows former service members to complete VA health care applications by calling 877-222-8387. Note – this applies only to … Continue reading

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2016 Oklahoma Fall Conference

2016 Fall Conference

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Call to Action H.R. 5620

The Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, the Honorable Jeff Miller, introduced H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. This legislation could significantly improve the ability of veterans to receive more timely and accurate … Continue reading

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 Vet appeals legislation – H.R.5260:

VA convened a workgroup in March consisting of DAV, other stakeholders and VA officials in order to seek common ground on a new framework for appeals. After months of intensive efforts, the workgroup was able to reach consensus on a … Continue reading

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 Women veterans call center:

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status? Do you have a Veteran ID card? Should you receive any benefits from VA, like the GI Bill? Do you know what health care … Continue reading

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 VA Blue Water claims update:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has once again turned down an effort by Navy veterans to get compensation for possible exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. In a document released 12 August, the VA said it … Continue reading

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Commander Dave Riley Needs our help!!!! Let Washington hear Oklahoma “Roar”

Please Scroll down and look at the bill numbers and ask our Oklahoma elected officials to SUPPORT THEM……PLEASE make YOUR VOICE HEARD….Let them know who elected them……. When Congress returns to Washington after Labor Day, they will have less than … Continue reading

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VETERAN SUICIDE FACTS AND DATA

VA News Release  REPORTING DURING SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH Information for Reporting on Veteran Suicides WASHINGTON – For Journalists writing about Veteran suicides and Suicide Prevention Month in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs is providing the following information for reporting on … Continue reading

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