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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Slow march to VA housing

    Slow march to VA housing
    On the Department of Veterans Affairs' two huge campuses in Los Angeles County, there are only two buildings slated to provide permanent housing for veterans with special needs: New Directions Sepulveda I and II in North Hills, which celebrate their grand...
  • U.S. veterans agency opens North Hills property to homeless vets

    U.S. veterans agency opens North Hills property to homeless vets
    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological diagnoses end up living in the streets because they're too disabled to seek help, advocates have long argued. The answer, they say, is permanent supportive housing, with medical,...
  • Veterans benefits backlog dwindling, government says

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it has reduced the backlog of pending disability benefits claims by about one-third since March and is working toward its goal of eliminating the backlog by the end of 2015. The agency said......
  • Commentary: Make every day Veterans Day, back jobs bill

    Do you remember Veteran's Day, Nov. 11? Do you remember your pride when you honored our solders, past and present, for their service to our nation? Today our veterans need more than a day of remembrance; they need us proud-to-be-an-American citizens to...
  • Measure allows VA to exhume capital criminals

    WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday that its chief sponsor said he wished weren't necessary. The Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to disinter from...
  • Veterans' Housing Complex Shows Way Forward

    Stories that surround homelessness are often difficult to hear, especially when they come from men and women who have served in our military. Despite our best intentions and clear national goals, meeting the needs of our most vulnerable veterans remains a...
  • Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims

    Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims
    South Florida veterans whose disability claims have been lingering for at least four months will be getting a special offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs: a free attorney. The regional VA office in St. Petersburg is one of two claims centers...
  • Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

    Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape
    SAN FRANCISCO — Glenda Flowers stood at the edge of a crowd of angry veterans at San Francisco's War Memorial building. They had been waiting months, even years, to hear whether they would receive disability benefits, and they were tired of excuses....
  • Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand

    Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand
    The rise in the number of female military veterans has led the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to update its breast cancer care options to meet the growing demand. "Females are the fastest-growing demographic of veterans," said Dr. Ajay Jain,...
  • Author tells wounded vets' stories

    Last week, the Pentagon marked the official end to the war in Iraq with a brief ceremony in a secure part of the Baghdad airport - helicopters hovering protectively overhead. Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta later declared that the cost paid by...
  • Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

    Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays
    Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical...