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Recent Posts in Veterans in the News Category

Will the VA Reach Its 2015 Goal?

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that it had a staggering 600,000 veteran benefits claims backlogged, waiting to be seen and reviewed. The shocking number, attributed to ...
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Veterans Choice Act - Is it Making any Difference

The Veterans Choice Act was authorized by Congress to address the health care access issues faced by Veterans. The Act authorized a fund to operate for three years to provide Veterans who were ...
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Veterans' Administration Problems Continue

VA Secretary Bob McDonald is under fire as the scandals continue. CBS reports that widows of veterans have not been assisted with burial expenses, nor have they been extended the long tradition of ...
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Good News for Camp LeJeune Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Tuesday, September 23 that it will soon cover out of pocket health care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic ...
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Good News for Veterans and Survivors

On Tuesday, September 16, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will increase Veterans disability compensation with a cost of living increase matching the rate of Social Security ...
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Veterans and Mustangs

Saturday, September 20th, Catherine Coats and Robert Todd attended the Mustang Extreme Makeover Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. The purpose of the Mustang Makeover is to showcase wild mustangs after they ...
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New rules for Veterans with PTSD

If you are a Vietnam-era Veteran, you may be eligible for an upgrade in VA disability benefits that you were previously denied. The Defense Department announced Wednesday that they are offering new ...
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Veterans and TBI

A 2014 study published by the journal Neurology found Veterans aged 55 and older with a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a 60 percent greater risk of developing dementia over a ...
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Airborne Hazards and Open Pit Registry

The Veterans Administration offers an Airborne and Open Pit Registry to all Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, or the Gulf War. Information gathered from this registry will be used to ...
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Even After Vietnam, Agent Orange Still a Health Issue for Veterans

Military veterans who say they were sickened by lingering amounts of the herbicide Agent Orange after the Vietnam War now have some strong scientific support for their claims. According to Linda ...
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Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

Beginning March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA rating of 100% may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security Disability Benefits. This does not guarantee that Veterans will be ...
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Current VA Regulations Favor CPAP Users

Under current VA regulations, veterans who are prescribed a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine receive an automatic rating of 50 percent disability rating if approved. In fiscal 2013, ...
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