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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Support Blue Water Navy Veterans Legislation 2017

      H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, was introduced on January 19, 2017, by Congressman David G. Valadao of California. This bill would to expand the presumptions for service connection related to exposure to herbicides containing dioxin, including Agent Orange, to veterans who…

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Veterans’ Bills Advance in the House of Representatives

For your information, the House of Representatives earlier this week passed four veteran-related bills, with DAV’s support based on our national resolutions.   The bills are as follows:   H.R. 2460 would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay costs associated with veterans receiving adult day health care…

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Homeless Assistance Bill Introduced

Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced S. 1885, the Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015. This bill would expand service and assistance to include veterans who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, and veterans with very low incomes. This expansion would also include veterans moving into transition housing, and eventually gaining…

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