June 7, 2018

VA commits $17 million to expand intimate partner violence assistance program

VA is taking action to address intimate partner violence by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen intimate partner violence […]
May 31, 2018

President’s executive order supporting mental health care for transitioning service members now underway

VA announced that the White House has approved an interagency plan to implement President Trump’s executive order supporting Veterans with mental health care and suicide-prevention resources […]
May 31, 2018

VA recognizes Mental Health Month with video campaign focused on how treatment can transform lives

In recognition of Mental Health Month this May, VA emphasized the positive impact of mental health treatment through a video campaign spotlighting hundreds of Veterans who have […]
May 15, 2018

VA announces whole health flagship sites

VA has released the names of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship sites, which are spread around the country within the VA health-care system and […]
May 14, 2018

VA announces Paul Lawrence as new Under Secretary for Benefits

VA announced that Paul R. Lawrence will assume office Tuesday, May 15 as the department’s new Under Secretary for Benefits. Lawrence is a former Army captain […]
May 14, 2018

VA to expand telehealth by allowing health care providers to treat patients across state lines

VA announced a new federal rule that will allow VA doctors, nurses and other health-care providers to administer care to Veterans using telehealth, or virtual technology, […]
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 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 — […]