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VA Voc Rehab Counselor Gets 11 Years Prison, Defrauded 88 Disabled...

One VA employee working as a Voc Rehab Counselor was sentenced Friday to 11 years for defrauding 88 disabled veterans in a $2 million...

VA Benefits Rolls Out Biggest Appeals Changes In Decades Next Week

The biggest changes to VA benefits appeals in decades will roll out next week that will speed up some claims at the expense of...

Apple To Access VA Health Records In New iPhone App Release

In a new partnership with VA, Apple will now access VA health records through numerous iPhone apps for veterans willing to accept convenience over...

VA Voc Rehab Counselor Guilty In $2 Mil Bribe Scheme, Steered...

According to DOJ, one VA Voc Rehab Counselor pled guilty of steering veterans into a bad retraining program in exchange for kickbacks that duped...

For Valentines Day, Check Out Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Nothing is more romantic for Valentines Day than curling up with a loved one than a nice bowl of popcorn and a First World...

WashPo Finally Confirms Well Known Parking Lot Suicide Problem

After more than a year working on the story, off and on, Washington Post finally published its article about the high number of veterans...

VA To Pay $111 Million To Swiss Owned Firm For Veteran...

The Department of Veterans Affairs just signed a “comprehensive genomic sequencing” contract for researching veterans with cancer. The Swiss drugmaker Roche owns the firm, called...

Choice? DoD Admits Plans Underway To Merge With VA Health Care

Bruha over Veterans Choice is distracting the public from a little know DoD plan that could rock the future of VA Health Administration far...

Why Does Congress Need To Remind VA To Be Honest?

In a bipartisan letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, members of Congress reminded him that upcoming major transitions “require VA to be more open,...

Massive Malpractice Reported At Fayetteville VA, 3,000 Instances

Twelve veterans reportedly died and possibly thousands more were victims of error or misdiagnosis by one physician working at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Formerly...

Veterans Choice: Three Things You Need To Know About Proposed Changes

To silence dissent between veterans groups and VA, the agency released its proposed community care standards that increase access to private care. About a week...

Study Finds Cause Of Spine Surgery Malpractice In Veterans Health Admin

The Clinical Spine Surgery just published the results of a study looking to answer why VA surgeons keep operating on the wrong part of...

Questions For Today’s VBA Stakeholder Meeting, 2 PM EST (Sign Up!)

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is holding a stakeholder meeting on January 31 at 2:00 pm EST that all veterans should sign up to...

Vietnam Veterans To Win VA Benefits Worth Thousands After Court Ruling

A new Federal Circuit decision will result in awards of VA benefits to up to 90,000 "blue water" Vietnam veterans previously denied benefits based...

Disabled Veteran Loses TDIU Pay Over 18 Cents Income In 1...

One veteran with a Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) rating had his disability cut by $1,900 over 18 cents in income from 2017. Mike Sanders,...

Could VA Suicide Prevention ‘Simple Acts’ Become Stalking?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unveiled new promotion strategies to fight high veteran suicide numbers called “simple acts” that may include stalking veterans...

Veterans Affairs Spins Non-VA Emergency Bill Denials With Local Story

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in a full-court press on spinning veterans’ fears that VA will refuse to pay non-VA emergency bills claiming...

Veterans Groups Complain, Locked Out Of VA Mission Act Rulemaking Process

Three of the Big Six veterans groups complained this week after being locked out of the regulatory process for VA Mission Act rulemaking. They are...

No SDVOSB Set-Aside To Fix Forever GI Bill Software Glitch

To fix the Forever GI Bill software glitch, VA announced it will not use a set-aside for a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB). It...

New Anthrax Vaccine Email On Bad Batches Requires Scrutiny

A new anthrax vaccine email purportedly from USAF addressing bad batches and 100 percent disability benefits requires scrutiny. The new email states soldiers may be...