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VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

| August 3, 2021 | 21 Comments
VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

Many people were exposed to burn pits while in the sandbox and have had lingering, unexplained health effects since. It’s been an uphill battle, but the VA is now accepting claims on a presumptive basis. KoB sends in this Fox News article; Veterans who claim they were made sick from the toxic smoke emanating from […]

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for VA healthcare personnel

| July 27, 2021 | 18 Comments
Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for VA healthcare personnel

Veterans Affairs has mandated that VA healthcare personnel must take the Covid-19 vaccines. Those that will be required to take the vaccines in the VA include doctors, dentists, nurses, and those who interact with patients. According to the VA, this measure is to ensure that veterans who receive care know that the VA is taking […]

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You thought your doctor asking if you had guns was bad…

| July 8, 2021 | 28 Comments
You thought your doctor asking if you had guns was bad…

Looks like House Democrats want the VA to combat “extremist views and conspiracy theories among the veteran community.” Apparently veterans are too stupid to think for themselves, because of the “the unique vulnerabilities that veterans face online.” How’s that now? You complete your service honorably and they still want to tell you what to think […]

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Brief News From the VA

| June 9, 2021 | 12 Comments
Brief News From the VA

  If you’re getting medical care or prescriptions from the VA’s medical section and you’ve been paying a co-payment, you should get a letter from the VA regarding those copayments. Don’t toss it out. You may be getting some money refunded. Per the letter I received: You will be receiving a refund from the Department […]

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Vietnam Veterans Day

| March 29, 2021 | 19 Comments
Vietnam Veterans Day

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump, designating 29 March as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The date was chosen to observe the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam, and the last of the prisoners of war were released. The holiday is also known as […]

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Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

| March 20, 2021 | 30 Comments
Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this tidbit of vindictiveness. Military Times reports; A Marine-turned-congressman wants federal officials to deny veterans benefits to any current or former military members involved with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year, saying they “no longer deserve” the payouts. In letters to the Veterans Affairs secretary and […]

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Biden Signs Executive Order extending President Trumps Delaying VA Debt Collections 

| January 26, 2021 | 8 Comments
Biden Signs Executive Order extending President Trumps Delaying VA Debt Collections 

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was asking the Department of Veterans Affairs once again to delay collecting debts from veterans. According to the White House, an economic relief executive order signed Friday “will help approximately 2 million veterans maintain their financial footing by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to consider pausing federal collections […]

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After a years-long fight, veterans will see new medical malpractice protections

| January 7, 2021 | 8 Comments
After a years-long fight, veterans will see new medical malpractice protections

Jeff LPH 3 sent in this Military Times article. Great news for those who have been wronged by the VA’s medical system. Veterans Affairs officials will have to provide basic legal advice to veterans who file medical malpractice claims and provide information on local staffing issues as part of new legislation signed into law this […]

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