Appeals legislation a win for veterans

On August 23, President Trump signed into law a long-awaited piece of legislation designed to create a more timely and accurate system for processing veterans’ appeals for disability claims. Veterans have faced unnecessary and unacceptable delays within the current VA disability appeals system, on average taking between three to five…

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‘Forever’ GI Bill passes for future veterans

Recipients of the Post-9/11 GI Bill—Chapter 33—currently have a 15-year time frame in which to use their benefits. Legislation to eliminate the current limit on using those benefits, and to improve the overall benefit for veterans discharged after Jan. 1, 2013, was signed into law by the President Aug. 16,…

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Gulf War vet becomes first woman in 25 years to lead a major veterans organization

  Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Vietnam Veterans of America had a female commander in the 1980s. WASHINGTON — Nine years ago, when Army veteran Delphine Metcalf-Foster went to her local Veterans Affairs hospital for a knee replacement, she asked her doctors if they would use…

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DAV action on Proposal to Eliminate Individual Unemployability Rating at Age 62

  Over the past several weeks, DAV has received hundreds of inquiries from DAV members and other concerned parties regarding the proposal to eliminate the total disability rating based on Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits for veterans over the age of 62 contained in the President’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Specifically,…

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