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VA Nurse Stole Narcotics Including Fentanyl From His Patients

A VA nurse pled guilty to stealing narcotics including fentanyl for personal use according to federal agents familiar with the case. Erick Lee Tombre, 46,...

VA Whistleblower Locked-Up Over Matrix Memes, FBI Denies 1st Amendment

The Daily Caller just published another story showing how VA continues to stick it to whistleblowers by attacking their credibility, but this one went...

IG: Veterans Affairs Confused About The Role Of Its VA Police

A report issued yesterday revealed Veterans Affairs is mismanaging its VA police force resulting in millions in overtime paid while some veteran patients go...

GI Bill Users Punished By Some Schools Due To VA Delays

Congress is now aware that some schools are punishing veterans impacted by Forever GI Bill delays caused by incompetence at Veterans Affairs and looking...

Was Elderly Veteran Death Caused By VA Police Beating?

The Department of Veterans Affairs is dodging questions from two US senators about a veteran’s death following a VA Police altercation at Kansas City...

Dog Experiments At Veterans Affairs Set For Formal Review

The need for and practice of dog experiments at Veterans Affairs for research purposes will be reviewed for animal treatment and to assess the...

False Claims Prevention: VA Seeks Fraud Detection Software For Non-VA Healthcare...

VA just put out a tender notice seeking information on software to support fraud, waste, and abuse detection to prevent false claims by non-VA...

Big Bucks: Walmart, T-Mobile To Deliver Telehealth For Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs is rolling out new telehealth partnerships that include Walmart and T-Mobile in a coordinated effort to expand services to rural veterans. Veterans seeking...

VA Study Suggests Non-VA Care Linked To Higher Opioid Risks

A VA study evaluating veterans in Massachusetts suggests veterans receiving opioids from both VA and non-VA doctors are at higher risk for adverse events...

Trevor Noah: VA Is Like ‘Absentee Dad’ On GI Bill Foible

 In case you missed it, Trevor Noah hammered VA over its initial refusal to repay veterans on the GI Bill, calling the agency an...

VA Employee Jailed After Threatening Mass Shooting At Hospital

One VA employee at the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, was jailed after threatening to commit a mass shooting at...

MSM Continues Slow Drip Of Mar-A-Lago Emails: Will Country Club Crony...

More emails on the Mar-a-Lago trio were released yesterday by ProPublica and then dripped throughout MSM yesterday in much the same way as continued...

IG Investigation Likely After Calls From Congress Over GI Bill Mess

An investigation into the agency’s mishandling of the Forever GI Bill transition and subsequent cleanup is being demanded by bipartisan lawmakers. "The VA’s continued ambiguity...

Wilkie Issues Brief Statement On George H W Bush Passing

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie issued the following brief statement after news of President George H. W. Bush passed away Friday: All of America’s...

VA Vocational Rehab To Use New Tele-Counseling Software

The Department of Veterans Affairs just announced it will now use new tele-counseling software to help provide VA Vocational Rehab benefits to disabled veterans. The...

Reversal: VA To Follow Law On GI Bill Back Pay After...

Due to pressure from Congress, VA found some common sense and will pay veterans their full monthly housing stipends in accordance with the law. “Although...

GI Bill Drama: Underpaid Veterans A ‘Burden’ VA Will Not Pay...

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reversing on its pledge to pay veterans who received less money than what VA was required to pay...

Pentagon Unable To Account For $21 Trillion After Decade Of Fraud

The Nation just published its lengthy investigation into a massive Pentagon fraud scheme where DoD misstated its budget to Congress, year after year, piling...

SECURE? VA May Get Own iPhone App For Your Electronic Health...

Apple, the company that moved some of its iCloud services to China, now wants access to veterans electronic health records. Apparently, through the Mar-a-Lago...

FACA: Trump Administration Argues Mar-a-Lago VA Advisors Totally Legit

The Trump Administration is pushing back against a FACA lawsuit by VoteVets arguing in court that his Mar-a-Lago advisors are not breaking the Watergate-era...

Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Disabled Veteran In VA Fiduciary

A Pennsylvania man pled guilty recently to defrauding a disabled veteran in the VA Fiduciary program of $316,360. The man, Jason Ehrhart, will serve out...

Nation’s Oldest Veteran Dies At 106, Pearl Harbor Survivor

The nation’s oldest veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Ray Chavez, reportedly died at 106 years old while in hospice care. Chavez, a native of San...

IG: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Disability Claims Repeatedly Botched

A new IG report shows nearly half of disability claims for veterans seeking benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) were botched resulting in both...

Happy Thanksgiving From DisabledVeterans.org This 2018

My family and I at DisabledVeterans.org want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving with family or friends over this weekend. I am particularly thankful for...

Actor James Woods Helps Suicidal Veteran Using Twitter

One veteran struggling with suicide received direct help from actor James Woods who called attention to the issue on Twitter. The story surfaced yesterday about...

Class Action Allowed Over Navy PTSD Discharge Upgrades

The Navy Discharge Review Board was dealt a blow last week when a senior judge certified a class action lawsuit over unlawful denials of...

IG Report: Audiology Wait Time Fraud Investigated At Baltimore VA

IG just issued its report into fraud allegations at Baltimore VA into audiology wait times possibly impacting veterans seeking disability benefits for hearing loss: The...

Criminal Probe Into Illinois VA Over 14 Legionnaires’ Deaths

Illinois is taking action over deaths of its state’s veterans who died from Legionnaires’ disease at an elderly facility. There has been an ongoing...

Under Secretary Suggests Veterans’ GI Bill Hardships Exaggerated By Press

Reports from news media suggest many veterans are experiencing hardships as a result of not receiving their money, but VA would have us believe...

VA Evades Accountability During Congressional Hearing On Disability Exams

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs called in VA to explain the agency's failure to manage its contractor exam program for disability compensation claims....

Official Responsible For GI Bill Boondoggle Removed Before Hearing

VA made internal moves to relocate the official in charge of the GI Bill program five business days before a congressional hearing on payment...

Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Doubles Down On Dog Experiments

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie recently doubled down on his department’s dog experiments despite pressure from President Trump and Congress to shut it down. In...

Veterans Affairs Pays $2.5 Million For Death In Colitis Case Of...

Veterans Affairs agreed to pay $2.5 million for one veteran’s death that likely resulted from the agency's failure to diagnose blood poising after treating...

Chairman Roe: Forever GI Bill Glitch Becomes ‘A Train Wreck’

A series of IT glitches for GI Bill payments has created a financial catastrophe for many tens of thousands of veterans relying on the...

Secretary Admits Trump Request To Cut ‘Fat’ From VA Budget, 5...

Last week, Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a speech that he was forming a plan to meet budget cuts at the direction of President...

Veterans Affairs Signs $260 Mil Deal For Salesforce Software Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs just signed a $260 million deal with Acumen Solutions to provide Salesforce software for the next five years. “We are...

VA Basically Gives The Finger To Union, Ends ‘Official Time’

VA finally gave the finger to the federal unions working within its walls breaching its 2011 contract by revoking “official time” for certain health...

Former Employee In VA Fiduciary Stole $680,000 From Elderly Veteran

Former employee in VA Fiduciary Kenneth Devore was convicted Monday for many frauds including stealing $680,000 from an elderly veteran. Devore, also known as Kenneth...

6 Years: VA Reconsiders Kidney Transplant Denial Of Native American Veteran

VA will now reconsider is six-year denial of a kidney transplant for a Native American Marines veteran who was stationed at Camp Lejeune. Frank Sherman,...

Veteran Calls Out MSNBC For Blocking Handicapped Spots At Polling Place

One disabled veteran confronted an MSNBC news crew after multiple requests that the crew stop blocking handicapped parking outside a polling place in Houston. “They...

VA Death Panel Denies Lung Transplant To Veteran, ‘Too Old’

One veteran is fighting for his life after a VA death panel denied him a lung transplant saying he is three years too old...

Veterans Affairs Moves Forward With Abusive Dog Experiments

The Department of Veterans Affairs is again moving forward with its dog experiments aimed at supporting many of its large corporate partners despite pressure...

Off-Topic Comments And Our Comment Policy On DisabledVeterans.org

Any website today must focus on search engine optimization, which includes appropriate moderation of reader comments and deletion of off-topic comments. Our policy here on...

DOJ: Voc Rehab Counselor Guilty, Took Bribes From For-Profit Schools

A former Voc Rehab Counselor pled guilty this week to demanding and receiving bribes to steer veterans to certain for-profit schools for vocational training. Former...

Disgruntled Veteran Pleads Guilty For Threatening To Bomb VA Facility

A disgruntled veteran from Jackson, Mississippi pled guilty this week for threatening to bomb the Jackson VA Regional Office. The veteran, Undrey L. Jones, was...

Fiduciary Fraud: Duo Allegedly Embezzled $316,360 From Disabled Veteran

The DOJ just announced charges for fiduciary fraud against a couple for stealing $316,360 in disability benefits pay from a disabled veteran sick with...

NeuroFlow: VA Pilot Program Integrates Mental Health Records For Primary Care

VA is running a pilot program with NeuroFlow as part of the Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grant to treat the “whole person”...

DOD To Audit Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Due To SBA Changes

DOD recently announced it will audit registered contractors that are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) for set-aside and sole-source contracts. The audit comes six years...

President Trump Signs New Bill For Opioid Replacement Research

This week, President Donald Trump signed a new bill to increase support and research to address overprescription of opioids. Called the SUPPORT for Patient and...

Former VA Psychiatrist Convicted For Witness Tampering, Patient Sex

One former VA psychiatrist was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for maintaining a sexual relationship with a patient and tampering a witness. From 2013 to...

Call Wait Times Down 75 Percent For VA Debt Management Center

The VA Debt Management Center just announced it reduced call wait times by over 75 percent while also increasing calls taken by 40 percent...

WaPo: White House Politicized Selection Of Veterans Law Judges

Washington Post and a host of other media publishers allege the White House politicized the selection process of Veterans Law Judges when it rejected...

Trump Approval Of New Veterans Law Judges Appears Almost Nowhere

Department of Veterans Affairs has done very little to promote advancements at the Board of Veterans Appeals including hiring Veterans Law Judges. So, I...

VA Loophole Still An Issue For Non-VA Emergency Room Care

This election cycle, members of Congress are running on the promise of VA fixes without addressing commonly known loopholes like VA's failure to cover...

Veterans Affairs Targets ‘Pension Poachers’ With New Regulations

New regulations just went into effect for administering VA Pension benefits that also aims to protect veterans against “pension poachers.” Pension poachers are commonly known...

Majority VA Employees Now Believe Leadership Is Honest

A new survey of VA employees now shows a majority of VA employees believe their leaders are honest, increasing from 46 percent to 54...

Atlanta VA Shuffles Staff After Hospital Downgrade To Among Worst

The Atlanta VA Medical Center just shuffled around a large portion of its leadership team after the facility was downgraded to among the worst...

FREE: New Guide Helps Companies Hire And Retain Disabled Veterans

The veterans’ organization Disabled American Veterans (DAV) just published a guide to dispelling myths about disabled veteran hiring and retention for American employers. In part...

VBA Creates Epic Backlog Of Forever GI Bill Claims After Disbanding...

VBA may have lauded its decision to disband the Office of Economic Opportunity, formerly led by Deputy Under Secretary Curtis Coy, until it created a...

Headed To Washington DC For NOVA Conference

Well, it is about that time of year for the bi-annual NOVA conference to educate veterans benefits lawyers about the newest tricks and schemes...