Recent News for Veterans Disability Claims

Shinseki Urges Legislation to Create Jobs for Military Veterans

April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said Congress should consider an economic stimulus measure that would create jobs for those leaving the military.

Wounded Veterans Take On Boston Marathon

A dozen amputee veterans will take on the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday. They are part of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, run by the New York-based Achilles Track Club.

VA underpaying on GI Bill living stipends

In a sign of continuing problems with the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs Department officials acknowledged Monday that living stipends being paid to students for the spring term are outdated because of problems with computing the payments.

Veterans will finally be laid to rest

An urn holding the remains of Emmett William Brooks sat on a storage shelf for 15 years.
When he died of cancer in 1995, Brooks' family had the body cremated and arranged a memorial service. But after everything was finished, no one picked up the ashes of the Vietnam-era Air Force veteran.

UPDATE: VA Shredder Story Gains National Attention

If military veterans applying for benefits either haven't gotten a reply from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or received a different response than expected, it could mean that evidence for their claim file wound up in the shredder.

VA Claims Found in Piles to be Shredded

Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices have been ordered to immediately stop shredding documents after an investigation found some benefits claims and supporting documents among piles of papers waiting to be destroyed.

Houston soldiers' suicides prompt scrutiny

An alarming number of suicides among Houston-based Army recruiters — including two in recent weeks — has prompted calls by a senator and veterans' advocates for closer scrutiny of high-stress recruiting duty during wartime.

VA mishaps shake Congress' confidence

A key congressional leader says he has no confidence in the Department of Veterans Affairs and would have pulled his own children out of the VA's human subject study that used a drug with dangerous side effects that is being prescribed to veterans with mental disorders.

VA, Monster Partner for Veteran Job Seekers

In a new plan to help veterans find jobs, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with Monster Government Solutions, a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc., a company that markets online employment services to employers and job seekers.

Report Says Some Vets Paying More For Health Care

Some military retirees disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan pay more for health care than other retirees, and a new report recommends waiving their insurance premiums to correct the inequity.

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