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Department of Veterans Affairs the Subject of Another Lawsuit

If you are a veteran who has waited a long time for a decision on a claim or appeal for disability benefits, this story will probably not surprise you. According to a story in Stars and Stripes, seven disabled vets have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because of the length of time they have had to wait - not for a decision on a claim, but just to get their own medical records!

Proposals to Reduce Cost of VA Disability Benefits

In August 2014 the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on VA disability benefits. The report contains significant information about the cost of disability benefits, the numbers of vets receiving disability benefits, and analyses of the potential consequences of proposed policy changes.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Resigns Over Phoenix VA Scandal

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, resigned last week amid a growing scandal at VA medical facilities. Prompted by the fallout from an inspector general's report that found that vets at the Phoenix VA were waiting an average of 115 days to see a primary care doctor, the secretary's resignation ended a tenure that was characterized by intractable problems.

Benefits From the Department of Veteran Affairs: Not Just Disability

It is Veterans Day, so this is an appropriate time to review the benefits that our country offers those members of the military who served so honourably.  There are around 23 million living veterans in the United States.  However, there are benefit programs from the Department of Veteran Affairs available to many of them that are not being used by those vets - often because they are unaware of the resources available to them.