May 14, 2018

VA updates compensation rating criteria, adds women-specific conditions to the schedule

In September 2017, VA began updating the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, the federal regulations used by claims processors to determine the severity of disabilities related […]
May 11, 2018

VA director to hear issues at meeting

Roseburg Veterans Administrator interim Director Dave Whitmer might be in for an earful Wednesday when he hosts a town hall meeting. … So Harris went to […]
May 11, 2018

Clinic receives county support

A recent memorandum of understanding signed by the State of Oregon and the Veterans Administration allows veterans to receive services from local …
May 11, 2018

Mobile Vet Center coming to John Day

Special counseling for veterans will become available in John Day through the use of a Mobile Vet Center vehicle, which will arrive for its first visit […]
May 11, 2018

New Direct Express Debit Mastercard for VA payments

Does anyone use paper checks anymore?  Not many do, because they are costly, easy to misplace, and too much paper is bad for the environment. VA […]
May 9, 2018

VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program now open to all appeals

In November 2017, VA launched the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP). RAMP provides a unique opportunity for Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal to have […]
May 8, 2018

Veterans benefits scam alert: Beware of scammers impersonating VA attorneys

VA is currently investigating a telephone scam involving an individual or individuals impersonating VA Office of General Counsel  attorneys. The perpetrator reportedly calls Veterans and requests […]
May 7, 2018

Veteran ID Card Will Finally Ship This Week: Official

Identification cards from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new program will be in the mail, on their way to veterans starting “tomorrow,” VA officials said — […]
May 4, 2018

VA and Small Business Administration team up to help Veteran entrepreneurs

VA is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide education and support to disabled Veterans interested in self-employment. VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment […]