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VA, Treasury Department Payments Update

| April 22, 2020 | 47 Comments
VA, Treasury Department Payments Update

Ex sends. VA Partners with Treasury Department to Deliver Economic Impact Payments to Veterans and Survivors WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs(VA) announced today it is working directly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department to ensure delivery of ‘Economic Impact Payments’ to Veterans and survivors who receive Compensation and […]

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Veterans Needed for Census Jobs

| February 22, 2020 | 27 Comments
Veterans Needed for Census Jobs

The US Census Bureau is calling for Veterans to apply for temporary positions related to the census. This is a way to do both, service to the community and get paid. It would also help the Department of Veterans Affairs get better numbers on the veteran communities. Key points from the VA blog: JOIN OUR […]

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‘The Bible stays’

| September 1, 2019 | 20 Comments
‘The Bible stays’

Vice President Pence weighs in on fight over Manchester VA POW/MIA display Mikey Weinstein’s latest endeavor to remove any and all Christian and Jewish religious symbology from the military has failed. The “Missing Soldier” setting at the Manchester NH VA Medical Center included a Bible donated by a WWII POW. This display raised the ire […]

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Female Vets Harrassed at VA Facilities

| July 1, 2019 | 67 Comments
Female Vets Harrassed at VA Facilities

WASHINGTON — Corey Foster spent her Army career caring for wounded troops, both as a flight medic in the Iraq war and at Walter Reed hospital, so she looked forward to one of the most celebrated benefits of military service — health care for life from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Then she walked through […]

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The VA Gets One Right. Sorta.

| May 22, 2019 | 19 Comments
The VA Gets One Right.  Sorta.

Last month, the VA “got one right”. Sorta. Specifically, the DVA’s General Counsel ruled that obesity is not considered a service-connected disability. Yeah, that’s pretty much a “no-brainer”. But there’s a reason I said the VA “sorta” got it right. Though obesity alone cannot under VA rules be determined a service-connected disability, it can apparently […]

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Look, VA Did It Again

| March 27, 2019 | 12 Comments
Look, VA Did It Again

This is disturbing. First of all, those monthly VA disability payments are supposed to be set up for XX months, aren’t they? And isn’t this all done on an autopay basis? Or am I just assuming incorrectly that there are no government sandcrabs in cluttered cubicles who key in this stuff each month and manage […]

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Richard E. Kohl, valor thief, pleads guilty to defrauding the VA

| July 10, 2018 | 33 Comments
Richard E. Kohl, valor thief, pleads guilty to defrauding the VA

HMC Ret sends us a link to the news that 83-year-old Richard E. Kohl pleaded guilty in Pensacola, Florida to defrauding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $219,719.39. From the Department of Justice; Documents introduced at the time of the guilty plea reflect that, at some point prior to July 3, 1996, Kohl created and […]

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Veteran protests treatment at the VA with self-immolation

| June 26, 2018 | 31 Comments
Veteran protests treatment at the VA with self-immolation

Claymore sends us a link to the story of a veteran who set himself on fire using fireworks and gasoline on the Georgia Capitol grounds; The incident happened on Washington Street around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. “We have somebody who claims to be a veteran that is disgruntled by treatment by the V.A.,” he said. The […]

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