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VA Home Loan Secretly Ripped Off Veterans By $150 Million

For the past five years, the VA Home Loan program has knowingly withheld $150 million in refunds for certain disabled veterans. A special investigation by...

Pungent Urine Smell Causes VA Medical Center Evacuation

A pungent urine smell was the cause of a sudden evacuation of the Hampton VA Medical Center Wednesday. Officials swiftly ordered the evacuation of the...

Veterans In Need Of Caregivers Get Foster Families

A growing program to care for severely disabled veterans as foster families is now operating in 44 states across the country since 2008. This was...

Proposal Would Expand Much Needed Dental Care For Veterans

One Congressman is pushing to expand dental care for veterans beyond those who are fully disabled or with injuries related to the mouth. US Rep....

Win Your VA Voc Rehab Denial Using This Simple Strategy

Here is a simple strategy to analyze your VA Voc Rehab denial despite the confusing Appeals Modernization buffet of appeals options including Higher Level...

Pelosi Veterans Roundtable Addresses Concerns Of Advocacy Community

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her semi-annual veterans roundtable with various groups to address shortcomings in congressional support yesterday. Each year, Speaker Pelosi holds a...

More Than A Dozen Impacted By Scabies At VA Medical Center

Medical teams have ordered precautions to prevent the spread of scabies at Washington DC VA Medical Center after thirteen reports surface. The facility is still...

Army Strips Iraq War Veteran Of Benefits For Working At Marijuana...

One Army major just lost his ability to retire with a pension because he works for a medical marijuana company in his day job. Citing...

Veterans Affairs To Renegotiate AFGE Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is finally attempting to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with AFGE rather than violate the one...

Tragic Veteran Suicide At Cleveland VA Medical Center

A veteran tragically took his own life yesterday at the Cleveland VA Medical Center just outside the facility’s emergency department. “Our deepest condolences go out...

Will New VA Code Of Integrity Help Its Health Care Workers,...

VA just rebranded its previous ethics requirements into a Code of Integrity for the VA Health Administration to follow. Every time I tried to write...

VA May Lower Credentialing Requirements For Examiners Diagnosing TBI

VA just funded a research study now being used to support lowering credentialing requirements for examiners diagnosing traumatic brain injury (TBI). The agency funded a...

Drug Theft: Pharmacist Indicted For Stealing Prescription Drugs From Veterans

A pharmacist formerly employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs was indicted for her role in an alleged drug theft scheme stealing prescription drugs...

New Rules: How To Appeal VA Vocational Rehabilitation Denials In 2019

The rules have changed. A new buffet of options for initiating appeals processes for VA Voc Rehab denials or lowball offers requires an updated...

Is Ocasio-Cortez Feigning Idiocy Fighting Against Veterans Choice?

Even if someone provided Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, a history lesson on Veterans Choice, would she still try to claim VA isn’t broken? Ocasio-Cortez recently...

Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR Replacement For VistA To Cost 60 Percent...

The new Cerner electronic health records replacement for VA’s VistA system will cost 60 percent more after less than one year of implementation, estimated...

Former Lockheed Counter-Intelligence Chief Nominated VA Deputy Secretary

The new VA Deputy Secretary nominee brings significant experience as Lockheed’s former counter-intelligence legal chief and head of privacy. What does this mean for internal...

Forever GI Bill May Get A Boost By Restarting Break Pay

A newly proposed bill would end the Department of Veterans Affairs practice of withholding GI Bill benefits during breaks between terms. Congressman Gilbert Cisneros, Jr....

Austin VA Veteran Suicide Witness, ‘It Was Just A Big Clusterf**k’

The scene of the Austin VA suicide this week turned into “a big clusterf**k” according to one onlooker at the facility. One veteran in crisis walking...

Bad Patient Advocate Meeting Ends In Veteran Suicide

A shocking report has surfaced out of Austin VA Clinic where a veteran killed himself with a gun after an unsuccessful meeting with clinic...