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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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DAV Ch#3 – Service Officer Report 09 June 2017

DAV Ch#3 – Service Officer Report 09 June 2017   1.Veterans Legislation Clears the House and Senate: The House and Senate passed several bills this week which would help veterans. The House provisions include a reform to the burdensome process veterans must use to appeal a disability rating decision.

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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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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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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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