February 1, 2018

VA launches welcome kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned

VA’s onboarding process can be overwhelming at times. Veterans who have visited a VA outreach booth, VA eligibility office, or have gone through a Transition Assistance […]
January 31, 2018

VA resumes online applications for new ID cards

WASHINGTON – Veterans can again submit online applications for new identification cards through the Department of Veterans Affairs website after the system was taken down in […]
January 29, 2018

IRS announces tax season, Veteran and service member-specific filing information

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently that the nation’s 2018 tax season is underway and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February. […]
January 25, 2018

New online tool provides Veterans with customized instructions for discharge upgrade process

The U.S. military estimates that tens of thousands of Veterans with less than honorable discharges are likely to have discharges deserving of upgrades. These are Veterans who were […]
January 24, 2018

VA’s National PTSD Brain Bank collaborates with PINK Concussions Group

Today, VA announced a collaboration between its National Center for PTSD and the nonprofit organization PINK Concussions, encouraging women to donate their brains for the purpose of […]
January 12, 2018

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now […]
January 11, 2018

VA & the Humane Society: connecting Vets with pets

Pets make life better. So much so that we’re partnering with the Humane Society of the United States to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership as […]
January 11, 2018

VA becomes first hospital system to release opioid prescribing rates

Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with […]
January 3, 2018

VA to take immediate actions on timely payments to community providers

Today VA announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. The actions will address the issue of delayed payments […]