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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Top U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement...
  • VA: Mismanagement of claims in Philadelphia an unusual case

    WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs official who oversees benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at the Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling veterans' claims and says an internal review will help...
  • 7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records

     7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records
    Seven disabled veterans, including one in central Virginia, have filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming they can't seek additional compensation because the agency won't turn over their records. Five of the seven are...
  • Feds: Beckley VA subbed mental health drugs for cheaper ones

    An investigation has found that the Beckley VA Medical Center improperly substituted prescription mental health treatments with older drugs to save money. In a news release on Wednesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said it informed the White House...
  • Japanese American internment: Manzanar dismantled

     
    On Nov. 21, 1945, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was closed. Over the next year, the camp was dismantled....
  • VA chief calls House budget proposal 'inadequate'

    A House subcommittee's plan to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs by more than $1.4 billion next year will "cause veterans to suffer," VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday. Testifying at a Senate hearing, McDonald said a...
  • AP Exclusive: No outside construction expert on VA probe

    The Veterans Affairs Department has no outside construction expert helping with its investigation into massive cost overruns at its new Denver hospital, according to congressional testimony and internal emails obtained by The Associated Press. The...
  • Wheeler dies; led Georgia veterans agency for 6 decades

    Pete Wheeler, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, died Tuesday as the longest-serving state agency head after holding the job for more than six decades. Wheeler had led the agency dedicated to Georgia's military veterans —...
  • Baldwin's former staff member files ethics complaint

    A former deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat on Monday, saying Baldwin unfairly faulted her for mishandling reports of problems at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center....
  • Homeless vets a 'stain on our nation'

    Right now, in communities across our nation, there are men and women who wore our country's uniform who don't have a place to call home. Some fought in wars as far back as Vietnam or Korea, and some served more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. These...
  • Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers

    Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers
    The Veterans Health Administration medical center in Cecil County was so understaffed that at one point, federal investigators report, three doctors were caring for 5,000 patients. "I am not able to think of any acceptable or practical way to do all that...