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    VA's Appeals Modernization Act takes effect today: New law streamlines department's current claims and appeals process for Veterans

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was signed into law Aug. 23, 2017, and represents one of the most significant statutory changes to benefit Veterans in decades. Continue...
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    VA publishes interim final rule on cash-out home loans to further protect Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has published an interim final rule relating to VA-guaranteed cash-out refinance loans to further protect Veteran home-loan borrowers from predatory lending practices. Continue reading...
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    VA's Better Starts Today' campaign challenges Veterans to ditch smokeless tobacco

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will mark the annual Great American Spit Out on Feb. 21, calling attention to the dangers of using smokeless tobacco, with its 'Better Starts Today' campaign. Continue reading...
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    VA to receive new Fisher Houses in Michigan, Colorado and Nebraska, which offer temporary lodging to Veterans' families and caregivers

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Fisher House Foundation plans to construct three new 16-suite Fisher Houses at VA campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Aurora, Colorado; and Omaha, Nebraska that will provide temporary accommodations for the families and caregivers of...
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    VA's Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

    Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization...
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    VA seeks training providers to ready Veterans for high-tech careers

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is inviting training providers to participate in a new pilot program to prepare Veterans for careers in the high-tech workforce. Continue reading...
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    Applications opening soon for 2019 National Veterans Golden Age Games: Anchorage, Alaska, event kicks off June 5

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will begin accepting applicants on Feb. 25 for the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games, scheduled to take place June 5-10 in Anchorage, Alaska. Continue reading...
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    Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Event to be held July 11-16 in Louisville, KY

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Continue reading...
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    VA to provide capability for Veterans to access their VA health data on Apple iPhones

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will release new capabilities this summer providing Veterans who receive care at VA with the ability to access their personal medical data using the Health Records on iPhone feature from Apple. Continue reading...
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    Statement on the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina

    It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Congressman Walter Jones. For over fifty years Congressman Jones and his father tirelessly represented the United States Marines at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point and thousands of Veterans across eastern North Carolina. Continue reading...
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    VA launches collaborative training initiative to improve customer service for Veteran claims and appeals

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it recently launched a new customer service training initiative for employees to improve VA's claims and appeals process. Continue reading...
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    VA exceeds 1 million video telehealth visits in FY2018: One-year achievement represents a 19% increase over previous year

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has reached a telehealth milestone, achieving more than 1 million video telehealth visits in one fiscal year (FY18), a 19 percent increase in video telehealth visits over the prior year. Continue reading...
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    VA announces mortality data collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent start of a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health surveillance data. Continue reading...
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    Veterans Benefits Administration announces district realignment

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) announced a geographic restructuring, from five districts to four, a change that will align regional offices and special missions more evenly. Continue reading...
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    The Wall Street Journal endorses VA's proposed community care access standards

    WASHINGTON - The Wall Street Journal endorsed VA's recently announced proposed access standards for community care in an editorial published today. Continue reading...
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    VA providing unprecedented transparency to Congress

    Today VA announced that the department is providing a new and unprecedented level of transparency to lawmakers in Congress. For years under previous administrations, Congressional critics have taken the department to task for not providing enough information to the legislative branch. Continue...
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    Secretary Wilkie statement on the President's State of the Union address

    Tonight VA Secretary Robert Wilkie issued the following statement on the President's State of the Union address Continue reading...
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    Four former VA secretaries strongly back VA's proposed community care access standards, reject predictable, false privatization claims

    In an opinion editorial published by FOX News today, four former VA Secretaries who served under Presidents Bush and Obama backed VA's proposed community care access standards that are part of the MISSION Act. Continue reading...
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    VA announces broad suicide prevention partnership and safe firearm storage partnership

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has recently formalized two partnerships aimed at preventing Veteran suicide. Continue reading...
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    VA urges communities to recognize hospitalized Veterans during National Salute to Veteran Patients' week

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that, as part of an effort to honor hospitalized Veterans, it will mark National Salute to Veteran Patients from Feb. 10-16 by encouraging communities to seek out opportunities to volunteer at their local VA facilities...
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