Finally: Actual, Physical Vet Cards Will Be Issued To Veterans Who Apply Starting In November

Okay, so say it’s Veterans Day and you’re a veteran and you’ve been waiting in line all morning to get your free meal at Applebee’s. But then you suddenly realize that you forgot to bring a copy of your DD-214, and you don’t have a Department of Veterans Affairs health…

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Recap: VA To Eliminate 7 Compensable Disabilities

Not all service-connected medical conditions and injuries are incurred or exacerbated in the performance of military duties. For example, a qualifying injury can occur when a service member was at home or on leave, and a qualifying medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, can develop independently of a service member’s military…

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This Independence Day, take a moment to learn about VA benefits for which you may be eligible.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs <veteransaffairs@public.govdelivery.com>      Today at 12:46 AM     This Independence Day, take a moment to learn about VA benefits for which you may be eligible. Exploring your benefits is easy. Take the Benefits Navigator online quiz to find out which ones you and your family may…

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VA Shelves Plan to Cut Benefit for Elderly Disabled Vets

In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, addresses a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Military.com | 14 Jun 2017 | by Richard Sisk

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Budget Calls for Cuts to VA Programs as Tradeoff for Extending Choice

  Stars and Stripes | 23 May 2017 | by Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget released Tuesday proposes cutting monthly stipends to some disabled, unemployed veterans and reducing veterans’ cost-of-living adjustments as offsets to continue a program that allows veterans to seek care outside the Department of…

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President’s Budget Proposes to Reduce Veterans’ Benefits

David W. Riley, DAV National Commander and Frances J. Costa, DAVA National Commander <lbogle@dav.org>     On May 23, 2017, the Administration released the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget for fiscal year 2018. Contained within this budget were two legislative proposals that DAV strongly opposes because if enacted into law,…

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