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This process is meant to help you stop making some of the most common errors in VA Claims and Appeals – the errors that delay claims for years and years. Each of the steps in this process represents a common pattern of errors that I see Veterans make in their VA Claims and Appeals
Although VA Secretary Bob McDonald has asserted that more than “90%” of the VA’s medical centers have “new leadership” or “leadership teams” since he took over the troubled agency in 2014, a USA TODAY investigation found the VA has hired just eight medical center directors from outside the agency during that time.
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By Bill Hursh, Army Survivor Benefit Plan Program Manager You may be creating a debt for your spouse when you fail to update your Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) election or fail to pay your SBP premiums when your military retired pay is offset by your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. When you die, …
It’s not always easy for military veterans to access the resources they so desperately need. They often get caught in the VA’s Byzantine technology web, unable to access the plans and benefits to which vets are entitled. To help remedy the situation, he Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hosted a Veterans Claims Clinic at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1612 on Wednesday, October 5. In one-on-one meetings, VA representatives explained benefits, claims, compensations, and entitlements t
Forgotten Benefit - It can be a major undertaking to sift through all the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for the savviest of experts. One seemingly forgotten benefit is the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program under Chapter 35.
This Veteran - by losing his Writ Petition - actually won big. He got the VA to act in 56 days.
How did the Veteran get a decision from the VA in 56 days? He filed what the Court commonly calls a Writ – there are many “writs” in the law, but this one is called the Petition for Writ of Mandamus.
“We were expendable,” said Merrill’s Marauder Sam V. Wilson, who turns 93 next month. The retired Army lieutenant general, who helped create Delta Force and still contributes to military and other publications, explained, “A plan existed on paper to get us into Burma, but no plan existed to get us out.”
Yet those extraordinary volunteers achieved their final objective May 17, 1944
Although this concerns allegations that Justice essentially cheated two veterans out of assistant director positions, it also highlights the debate over whether the preference is too great and conflicts with other goals such as more diversity in federal employment. The Senate has voted to limit the preference, though chances for that provision now seem dim.
Private and public sector collaboration is the key to bringing safe and effective therapies and programs to the market in a timely manner. We need a marriage between the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of our private citizens and the funding and accountability of our government.
More than five months after being measured at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Arthur DeAngelis is still waiting for his wheelchair.
But it’s not so much the wait that DeAngelis has endured that has upset him and his wife, Elaine.
“I think our biggest beef with the VA is the lack of communication,” Elaine DeAngelis said.