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Fair Access to Co-ops for Veterans Act

DAV supports H.R. 7703, the Fair Access to Co-ops for Veterans Act. This bill would allow veterans the ability to use their VA home loan certificates to help purchase cooperative housing units. Co-ops are typically apartments in large buildings, particularly in … Continue reading

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VA Emergency Transportation Access Act

Government reimbursement rates for certain types of highly specialized emergency transportation have been significantly lower than the true costs of providing such services. Earlier this year, the VA finalized a proposed rule change to cut its reimbursement rate for emergency … Continue reading

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2024 COLA

DAV supports H.R. 7777 and S. 4047, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2024. This bill would increase VA compensation benefit rates for veterans and those in receipt of Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC). Without annual COLAs, many disabled veterans, … Continue reading

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H.R. 5247, the Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), noted in 2023, that PTSD is more common among veterans than civilians. At some point in their life, 7 out of every 100 Veterans (or 7%) … Continue reading

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S. 280 and H.R. 7434, the BEST for Vets Act

The Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act, or the BEST for Vets Act, would ensure that only licensed health care professionals furnish disability examinations under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Disability Examination Office. The BEST for … Continue reading

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Help protect this benefit

When a veteran’s disability is rated less than a total 100% evaluation, but he or she is unable to obtain or maintain substantial gainful employment, VA regulations allow the veteran to apply for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU). … Continue reading

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OKC VA Hosting Community Care Tele-Town Hall

WHAT: Community Care Tele-Town Hall  WHEN: January 11, 2024, at 11:30am-12:30pm WHERE: Via Telephone conference call at 1-833-305-1730 WHO: Veterans with Community Care questions and concerns can call into this Virtual Tele-Town Hall and get questions answered.      BACKGROUND: … Continue reading

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NORTH OKC PATIENTS CAN NOW GO TO NORTH MAY CLINIC FOR LABORATORY.

NORTH OKC PATIENTS CAN NOW GO TO NORTH MAY CLINIC FOR LABORATORY. See below graphic for information location for primary care clinics.

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Delayed opening for North OKC VA Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2023 Delayed opening for North OKC VA Clinic OKLAHOMA CITY —The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Heath Care System is currently notifying local Veterans that the North OKC VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will be closed … Continue reading

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What is DOULA ?

Please join DAV in our support of H.R. 6331/S. 2465, the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access (DOULA) for Veterans Affairs Act of 2023. This bill would establish a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide pregnant and … Continue reading

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