Obesity cannot be considered a service-connected disability, according to a new ruling by the Department of Veterans Affairs General Counsel.
The Department of Veterans Affairs charged nearly 73,000 veterans improper home loan funding fees adding up to $286 million, an error that could result in refunds for the affected veterans.
The statistics are still startling: 20 veterans a day die by suicide. And that number, while slightly lower this year, is still 20 too many. But, the more important shift is that the conversation is changing.
The VA announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which represents one of the most significant statutory changes to benefit Veterans in decades.
Federal officials have extended dental insurance enrollment for military retirees who missed sign-up cutoff as the Tricare Retiree Dental Plan (TRDP) prepares to sunset Dec. 31
The Department of Defense announced that the maximum amount payable under the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA) program will increase on Jan. 1, 2019.
This new privilege extends to online only, not shopping in the brick-and-mortar locations. Through the website, veterans will be able to purchase any items except for uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products.
United Spinal's advocacy to expand community choice for veterans is paying off! The VA MISSION Act passed the Senate by a vote of 92-5 and provides more than $5 billion in funding for the VA Choice program.
VetsFirst is monitoring all actions pertaining to this legislation, and working with Congress to ensure all veterans, especially those with disabilities, have timely access to medical care.