Recent News for Veterans Disability Claims

President Signs New GI Bill Into Law

President Bush’s signature today on a new GI Bill for the 21st Century is being hailed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. as a tremendous victory for a new generation of military servicemen and women who have been at war for almost seven years.

A Vet Centers Coming to 39 Communities

Combat veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 39 additional communities across the country where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will develop Vet Centers by fall 2009.

Willie Nelson Video Tapes Public Service Announcements for Veterans’ Healthcare

During a recent concert appearance in Tama, Iowa, grassroots American Icon Willie Nelson took time out from his schedule to video tape several public service announcements (PSAs), which are being produced by Operation Firing For Effect (OFFE). The PSAs were written by OFFE Public Relations Director, Jere Beery, and approved by Mr. Willie Nelson prior to production.

Akaka Calls VA Employee's Suggestion to Misdiagnose Veterans Disturbing and Disappointing

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement this morning regarding an email sent by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee suggesting that in order to save time and resources, VA should avoid diagnosing veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

VA Chief Promises Better Women's Care Following Scathing Report

Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake told women veterans on Friday that the agency is working to eliminate disparities in the care offered to women and men.

Increasing numbers of U.S. troops have left the military with damaged bodies and minds

Despite the decline in the total number of veterans — as soldiers from World War II and Korea die — the government expects to be spending $59 billion a year to compensate injured warriors in 25 years, up from today's $29 billion, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. And the Veterans Affairs Department concedes the bill could be much higher.

Congress Enacts the "Veteran's Benefit Act of 2003" (HR 2297)

The U.S. Congress today enacted the "Veteran's Benefit Act of 2003" (HR 2297) that includes section III, the provision of "'Sole Source', 'Restricted Competition' and entrepreneurship education and training benefits for Service Disabled Veterans (SDV)".

Medical Priority for Disabled Veterans

Veterans Affairs officials want to send veterans with service-connected medical problems to the front of the line when it comes to receiving medical treatment at VA facilities.

Our Duty: Helping disabled veterans win maximum benefits for their total disability claim.

Veterans Benefits Claims Process

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