September 11, 2017

VA awards $188 million in grant funding to help homeless Veterans

Today, the VA announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless Veterans. The grants were made through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program, […]
September 7, 2017

VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for Veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims […]
September 2, 2017

September marks Suicide Prevention Month

The message from VA to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be there. “We know that in 2014, an average of […]
August 18, 2017

Organizations receiving FY 2018 Homeless Provider Grants receive extension of funding

VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin recently announced an extension of funding to organizations that applied for Fiscal Year 2018 grants under VA’s Homeless Providers’ Grant and Per […]
August 3, 2017

President, VA secretary announce Veteran telehealth initiatives designed to provide greater access, care

Today at the White House, President Trump and VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for Veterans across […]
July 28, 2017

VA caregiver support program resumes full operations

VA is resuming full operations of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The resumption follows an April 17 decision to temporarily suspend certain clinical […]
July 7, 2017

VA expands transparency, accountability efforts

VA becomes first agency to post information on adverse employee actions, requires senior official sign-off on all settlement actions above $5,000 Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans […]
June 30, 2017

VA secretary Shulkin unveils world’s most advanced commercial prosthesis

Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D. unveiled the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic — the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm — during […]
June 29, 2017

VA apprenticeship program to train, employ Veterans to assist other Veterans in properly filing for VA benefits

Veterans service organizations (VSOs) play a major role as advocates for the Veteran community, and as partners with VA, to ensure this nation’s Veterans receive the […]