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Taking a cue from the Bible, the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided the last shall be first. The agency announced last week it will expedite claims for disability benefits that have been pending for a year or longer. Those veterans will receive...
Our government historically has armed soldiers with the technology necessary to succeed on the battlefield, enabling them to topple targets like Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Washington finally is recognizing the importance of technology on the home...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe Department of Veterans Affairs has come up with several ideas to eliminate the backlog of veterans claims for benefits. It previously has announced a move to electronic claims processing and said it would expedite claims that have been pending......
Congress: VA official should be sacked for wasteful Orlando conferences that featured ‘Patton’ videoCentral Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelWASHINGTON — Two top Republicans in Congress want the Obama administration to fire a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not doing more to prevent wasteful spending at two training conferences in Orlando that...
L.A. NOWUnder pressure from veterans' advocates, U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) has urged the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to begin long-expected work on renovating a facility for homeless vets at the West Los Angeles VA campus....
Under fire for its backlog of disability claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced it would enlist the help of two established service organizations to speed the process. The Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion...
Staff writerWhich Sunday morning show will generate the most headlines? I'm leaning toward NBC's "Meet the Press," which airs at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NRA President Wayne LaPierre discuss gun control with moderator David...
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims. The Baltimore office,...
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's visit to Connecticut earlier this month to promote his new all-automated claims processing system was just so much "blah, blah, blah," according to one unimpressed Vietnam vet. Who can blame veterans for...
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As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
ReutersBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - A long-growing backlog of U.S. military veterans' disability claims, which has stoked congressional anger, has dipped in recent weeks, however tentatively. But that is not taking any pressure off...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
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