December 26, 2018

VA announces moratorium on discharges and decreases from comprehensive caregiver program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will temporarily suspend discharges and decreases in level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance […]
December 22, 2018

VA not affected by partial government shutdown

In light of of a partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement: “Thanks to the leadership […]
December 20, 2018

VA assists GI Bill beneficiaries with Education Corporation of America closure

VA will assist GI Bill® students affected by the December closure of Education Corporation of America’s (ECA) approximately 70 campuses. VA is in the process of […]
December 18, 2018

Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard coming January 2019

Starting this January, eligible veterans will be able to obtain a new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard. The new placard is the result of Senate Bill 1506 and gives placard holders certain parking benefits.
December 12, 2018

New VA tool helps verify Veterans’ mental health claims

Mental health claims can now be verified faster and easier thanks to the Official Military Activities Report (OMAR) – a new tool that allows VA employees […]
December 12, 2018

Latest revision to VA’s rating schedule includes the hematologic and lymphatic systems

Effective December 9, 2018, there is a new rating schedule for the hematologic and lymphatic systems, which addresses conditions related to the blood. Since September 2017, […]
December 7, 2018

Online VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW posts

Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif., in […]
November 29, 2018

VA reverses course on GI Bill payments, will repay possibly short-changed veterans

VA officials had previously told lawmakers the amount of work it would take to figure out how many were shortchanged might not be worth it.
November 28, 2018

Post 9/11 GI Bill update information for students and schools

Because of continued information technology difficulties with implementing sections 107 and 501 of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill), both […]