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...

Veterans Affairs Spins ‘JAMA Study’ It Authored On VA Wait Times

VA hospitals are reportedly improving wait times in a “JAMA study” suggesting VA wait times are less or equal to the private sector, but...

Is American Legion Relevant? Veterans Are Divided On NY Times Op...

The NY Times published an opinion article by the national commander of the American Legion this weekend that raised some eyebrows, and it was...

Driving Miss Merle: Shulkin Violated Laws, Allowed Wife To Use VA...

Former VA secretary David Shulkin violated numerous laws when he let his wife Merle Bari use VA driver for personal business without the secretary...

Tit For Tat: Union Says VA Sec ‘Disparaging’ Veterans Suffering

The AFGE Union president J. David Cox published a scathing press release accusing Secretary Robert Wilkie of "disparaging" veterans who are "suffering" from the...

Veterans Affairs Admits To HIPAA Violation Of 993 Elderly Veterans

The Lebanon VA Medical Center just admitted to a massive HIPAA violation where the private health information belonging to 993 elderly veterans was unlawfully...

Pot Meet Kettle: VA Calls Out AFGE Over Veterans Suicide Propaganda

In a case of irony, the Department of Veterans Affairs called out AFGE over the use of veterans suicide as propaganda to call on...

Trusted USAA To Pay $12 Million For Violating Consumer Protection Laws

USAA, the federal savings bank and insurance company relied on by servicemembers and veterans must pay consumers $12 million in restitution and $3.5 million...

Capitol Hill Fail: Congress Hires Less Than 2 Percent Veterans

Less than two percent of congressional staffers have military experience despite pressure from advocacy groups to include the veteran’s perspective. Only 200 of the 13,000...

Sepsis, Holiday Staffing Linked To Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against VA

The family of one veteran has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to timely diagnose and treat sepsis resulting...

Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Legislation Not Dead, Not Yet

Lawmakers are hoping to pass the reintroduced legislation supporting presumptive benefits for “blue water” Vietnam veterans that died on Capitol Hill last year. Veterans exposed...

Disabled Veterans Now Fly Space-A, Super Cheap Airfare

Three cheers for Space-A! Some disabled veterans including myself will be able to fly Space-A, Category 6, on military aircraft when space is available....