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Ahead of Memorial Day the US House passed the following

The House passed the following bills:   H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act, as amended: H.R. 1972 authorizes VA to waive copayment requirements when the veteran is not billed in a timely manner. H.R. 3642 , Military SAVE Act, as amended: H.R. … Continue reading

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• Homeless vets update – H.R. 4898; Keeping Our Commitment to End Vet Homelessness

This legislation, H.R. 4898, focused on ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans, would extend current authorities that assist veterans and their families with preventing or overcoming issues that may lead to homelessness. Specifically, the bill would extend existing provisions to … Continue reading

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• Vet farmers – Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018

The Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 expands support for veterans in agriculture. Introduced by leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and Chairman Pat Roberts, the legislation ensures all new veterans … Continue reading

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• VA Vet Choice update – House VAC approves plan to prevent shutdown:

A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan 8 MAY to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President … Continue reading

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• Shoulder-fired weapon use impact

Military personnel who have trained with heavy weaponry may have been exposed to blasts that cause traumatic brain injury, a newly published study claims. Emerging evidence presented in a May Center for New American Security report suggests that extensive use … Continue reading

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• Arlington National Cemetery – m burial rules changing

The first glimpse of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a directive that the Secretary of the Army, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to take steps to extend the life of Arlington as an active cemetery … Continue reading

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Veterans Employment and Child Care Access Act of 2018

Multiple studies and surveys reveal that a significant barrier for veterans seeking VA services is lack of child care.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not authorized to provide child care assistance or services, with the exception of a … Continue reading

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Decision Ready Claims

Please check out these documents to find out if Decision Ready Claims are right for you.                         For more information please contact your local OKDAV service officer, a complete … Continue reading

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VA privatization update – What does privatization really mean?

When confirmation hearings for the next Veterans Affairs secretary begin in a few weeks, privatization of the department will be the main focus of most lawmakers’ questions. Nearly everyone in the veterans community and on Capitol Hill is against privatizing … Continue reading

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VA presumptive disabilities – Top 10 claimed and Agent Orange:

Agent Orange Related 1. Acute & Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy 2. Adult Fibrosarcoma 3. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma 4. Angiosarcoma 5. B-Cell Leukemias 6. Bone Pain 7. Chloracne 8. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses 9. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons & … Continue reading

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