June 2, 2017

New VA online tool helps Veterans learn about and compare effective PTSD treatments

VA launched a new online tool this week that will help Veterans compare various treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is […]
May 17, 2017

VA testing mobile app to allow Veterans to schedule their own health care appointments

VA recently implemented a mobile Veterans appointment request application at 99 sites across the country to further modernize its systems and give Veterans more scheduling choices. […]
May 11, 2017

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users

VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line. The two phone […]
May 11, 2017

VA announces short-term extension for strategic review of family caregivers program

Today, VA announced a six-week extension of the strategic review of its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. On April 17, the VA announced a decision to […]
March 24, 2017

VA now providing online daily burial schedules for its national cemeteries

VA announced today a new online schedule for all VA national cemeteries that will allow families, friends and community members to find time and location information for those […]
March 14, 2017

VA’s rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune

VA regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are effective […]
March 8, 2017

VA secretary announces intention to expand mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable discharges and in crisis

VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin, while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing  March 7, 2017, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental […]
February 23, 2017

VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time […]
February 23, 2017

VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled Veterans

VA is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have […]