Three new conditions were recently added to the list of presumptive conditions for which the Department of Veterans Affairs grants service connection to Vietnam War veterans affected by exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.
Effective October 1, 2020, veterans from World War II, the Korean and Vietnam war eras with severe injuries or illnesses that occurred on or before May 7, 1975, are now eligible for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC).
VetsFirst Director Ross Meglathery testifies on Economic Opportunity regarding the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
In an open letter to veterans, VA Secretary Bob McDonald announced the beginning of a phased implementation of the Veterans Choice Program. This program, which is part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 signed by President Obama on [...]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Expect. Employ. Empower." National Disability Employment Awareness Month--"Expect. Employ. Empower." Although today is the last day of the month, let's remember that hiring people with disabilities, [...]
President Obama signs VA reform legislation at Fort Belvoir. President Obama has signed into law sweeping legislation to reform VA. VetsFirst attended the historic bill signing on August 7 at Fort Belvoir, along with members of leading national [...]
LIFE magazine cover from May 22, 1970, about the maltreatment of veterans at the Bronx VA Medical Center Delays in accessing health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in veterans’ deaths have sickened [...]
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) announce compromise. The Chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees have announced that they have reached an agreement [...]
Way back in May of 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty) became effective. It is intended to protect the rights and the dignity of persons with disabilities all around the world. As of this writing, [...]