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 […]
February 22, 2017

Join VA Secretary for YouTube Live Q&A with Veterans

This Friday, Feb. 24, join VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin as he takes questions from Veterans during a town hall-style digital event on YouTube Live. Dr. […]
February 15, 2017

Dr. David J. Shulkin sworn in as VA Secretary

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Dr. David J. Shulkin was sworn in as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In brief remarks after the […]
February 2, 2017

VA dental insurance pilot program extended for enrolled Veterans

Beginning in 2014, VA piloted the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), which provided an opportunity for certain eligible Veterans and their beneficiaries to purchase dental insurance from private […]
January 31, 2017

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives

Native Americans serve in the military among the highest rate, per capita, compared to other groups and our nations honor the place of tribal warriors in […]
January 27, 2017

Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze

VA announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the president’s memo dated January 23, 2017. The authorities outlined in the president’s memo provide VA the ability […]
January 19, 2017

Injured veterans will be covered for fertility services

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology because of service-related injuries. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., […]