Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

VA Inspector General Finds Patient Wait Times Manipulated in Houston

This is just pathetic. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the VA has been changing records in their computer system to make it appear the wait times for medical appointments are shorter. Why won’t the department just … Continue reading

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Veterans Seek Class-Action Power in Benefits Claims

The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of military veterans who have waited for more than a year for the review of their disability claims argue they are being denied the basic American right of bringing class-action lawsuits to redress grievances. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

On this day, please thank a veteran for keeping you free.

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No 2016 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security and Veterans

In a recent press release, The Senior Citizens League predicted there will be no cost-of-living-adjustment for retirees and veterans in 2016. Here are the opening paragraphs of the announcement: (Washington, DC) – A new analysis of government price data confirms there won’t … Continue reading

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Report: Senior VA Executives Abused Positions for Financial Gain

If a recent story at Stripes.com is true, it’s a shocking indictment of the way the Department of Veterans Affairs is being run. Our veterans have to put up with enough trouble from the VA already, and they certainly don’t need … Continue reading

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VA Claim Denied? What To Do Now

Many veterans have their disability claims denied by the Veterans’ Administration. However, all veterans have the right to appeal, and veterans who retain an attorney with experience in veterans’ disability law have a better chance of having their claim granted … Continue reading

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VA Nurses Sue for Overtime Pay

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 33 nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs have restarted a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming they were not paid for overtime work they were forced to do. In a lawsuit filed in the Court … Continue reading

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Disability Claim Backlog At Texas VA Office Shrinks

As reported by KWTX TV in Waco, Texas, the VA disability claims backlog there has decreased, but it’s unlikely the VA will be able to meet its goal of eliminating the backlog any time soon. Here are excerpts from the article: … Continue reading

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VA Wait Lists Longer Now Than a Year Ago: “Something has to give.”

The Christian Science Monitor recently published a good article calling out the VA for the inexcusable waiting lists at most of the VA medical facilities. Here are the opening paragraphs: The number of veterans waiting more than a month for medical … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Device Being Tested By VA May Put End to Pressure Ulcers

Helps detect the earliest signs of ulcer formation Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department of Veterans … Continue reading

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