June 20, 2018

At War: Veterans Owe Thousands for Survivor Benefits. Why Can’t They Opt Out?

Staff Sgt. John Daniel Shannon, who goes by Dan, and his wife, Torrey, at a home they are staying at in Louisville, Colo.  
June 19, 2018

U.S. Expects North Korea to Return Troop Remains in the Coming Days

Six decades after the Korean War, Washington expects the remains of 200 U.S. soldiers and allied service members to return from Pyongyang in the coming days. […]
June 19, 2018

Agent Orange presumption policy leads to higher VA health care use

This post first appeared on VA Research Currents. For Vietnam Veterans, having a medical condition presumed related to Agent Orange exposure is linked to greater use […]
June 19, 2018

Preventing suicide among LGBT Veterans

Suicide prevention is VA’s highest clinical priority. Our most vulnerable Veteran communities, including LGBT Veterans, face some of the biggest obstacles in seeking help. LGBT Veterans […]
June 18, 2018

VA issues new policy to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending

VA has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices […]
June 18, 2018

VA and AMVETS team up to discuss the benefits MyHealtheVet on Facebook Live June 26

On Tuesday, June 26, at 12 p.m. EST, VA’s Office of Connected Care and American Veterans (AMVETS) will host a Facebook Live event featuring My HealtheVet. […]
June 18, 2018

VA releases national suicide data report

VA released findings today from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report yields several […]
June 15, 2018

New VA Under Secretary for Benefits sworn in and ready to serve Veterans

Paul Lawrence, Ph.D., was sworn in as VA’s new under secretary for benefits on June 12. As under secretary, he will oversee and lead the Veterans […]
June 14, 2018

Veteran victims of military sexual trauma helped with telehealth technology

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is expanding therapy services to victims of military sexual trauma by using some of the latest advancements in telehealth technology. […]