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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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All vets could be eligible for COVID vaccines at VA soon, but supply problems remain the biggest challenge

| March 10, 2021 | 25 Comments
All vets could be eligible for COVID vaccines at VA soon, but supply problems remain the biggest challenge

Looks like most of us here will be eligible for the vaccine soon, if they’ve got it. I know my old man, who qualifies based on age and at least three other health factors and gets all his medical care from, hasn’t yet gotten the call to get his vaccine. I wouldn’t go holding my […]

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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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Veterans Using G.I. Bill Might Get Extra Year

| December 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
Veterans Using G.I. Bill Might Get Extra Year

Currently, those who opted for the new G.I. Bill forfeit their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits. However, Jim Rudisill sued the VA over this policy. His argument is that the VA misread the law. Instead of giving up their Montgomery G.I. Bill, veterans keep it. The VA argues that this is “double dipping”. However, both benefits […]

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Owner of technical school sentenced for defrauding VA of nearly $30M

| October 28, 2020 | 9 Comments
Owner of technical school sentenced for defrauding VA of nearly $30M

I think we talked about this guy a while back, but I can’t immediately find the article. The owner of a San Diego technical training school was sentenced Tuesday to 45 months in federal custody for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs out of nearly $30 million in a scheme to unlawfully obtain Post-9/11 G.I. […]

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California trucking school owner is sentenced to prison for his role in a $4.1 million GI Bill scam

| October 8, 2020 | 11 Comments
California trucking school owner is sentenced to prison for his role in a $4.1 million GI Bill scam

I don’t know why anyone thinks they’ll get away with this. ninja sent this one in; The owner of a trucking school in California was sentenced to four years in prison for his involvement in a GI Bill scheme that bilked more than $4 million from the Department of Veteran Affairs, according to the U.S. […]

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