Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

VA Implements National Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative

Empowering Veterans to Personalize their Diabetes Care As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing effort to improve Veterans’ access to healthcare, VA announced the launch of a national Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative (HSI) to encourage diabetic Veterans receiving … Continue reading

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VA Expands Eligibility for VA Health Care Related to Military Sexual Trauma

Expansion closes a gap in health care eligibility Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”),  announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health … Continue reading

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2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security and Veterans

Americans who receive Social Security benefits will see a modest increase in their checks next year to cover higher consumer prices. The annual cost-of-living adjustment will amount to 1.7% for 2015, the Social Security Administration said. The adjustment will affect nearly 64 million Americans who … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges VA Hospital Ordered Social Worker to Alter Notes After Vet Wife’s Suicide

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on its website that a Federal lawsuit alleges that bosses at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois “ordered a social worker to doctor patient notes” following the suicide of the wife of a quadriplegic military veteran, and “retaliated … Continue reading

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VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or … Continue reading

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Celebrate Veterans Day by Honoring a Vet

Please remember the purpose of Veterans Day and do something nice for a veteran or a group of veterans. Make a donation or take a vet to lunch.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

November 10, 2014 Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans Washington, DC – On November 10, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald sent the following message to all VA employees: In the last few months … Continue reading

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Veteran Wellness Entitlements and Understanding the VHA

My thanks to Dr. Kyle Knapp for this list of important health benefits for veterans. “Veteran Wellness Entitlements and understanding the VHA” Healthevet.gov= “Need to get Premium Healthevet Account” The Blue Button Medical Health records accessible thru Blue Button with … Continue reading

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American Legion Steps in to Offer Medical Aid

Here is some potential good news for veterans — the American Legion is stepping up to fill some of the gaps in health care at the VA hospitals around the country. This was detailed in an article in the Columbus Dispatch. Here … Continue reading

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Congressman: FBI will investigate VA hospital in Temple

The bad news for the VA (and maybe the good news for veterans) continues. According to a story in the Austin American-Statesman last week the FBI is going to investigate possible wrong-doing at the VA hospital in Temple. Here are … Continue reading

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