• VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD
    WASHINGTON - Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations.... Read more »
  • VA and GAO Agree: Appeals Reform Needed
    WASHINGTON - In response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) report, 'VA Disability Benefits: Additional Planning Would Enhance Efforts to Improve the Timeliness of Appeals Decisions,' the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement:... Read more »
  • Disabled Veterans to attend annual Winter Sports Clinic hosted by VA and DAV
    WASHINGTON - Nearly 400 injured Veterans and active-duty military members will join volunteers and leading medical and rehabilitative professionals from across the nation for the 31st National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, scheduled March 26-31 in Snowmass Village (near Aspen), Colorado.... Read more »
  • VA fixes Veterans Crisis Line
    WASHINGTON - In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through Dec. 15, 2016, of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Affairs released the following statement: The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce that... Read more »
  • VA Establishes Commission to Recommend Under Secretary for Benefits
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Benefits.... Read more »
  • VA Establishes Commission to Recommend Under Secretary for Benefits
    VA Establishes Commission to Recommend Under Secretary for Benefits WASHINGTON -The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Benefits. The Under Secretary for Benefits is the senior official within the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA),... Read more »
  • VA's rule establishes presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in water supply at Camp Lejeune
    WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are effective as of today.... Read more »
  • Statement from VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin on the Passing of Organ Transplant Pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the nation as a whole, have benefited from the work of Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, who died March 4 at age 90. Dr. Starzl, regarded as the 'father of transplantation,' is credited with performing the first successful liver transplant. As a transplant surgeon... Read more »
  • VA Secretary Announces Intention to Expand Mental Health Care to Former Service members
    WASHINGTON - Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on March 7, 2017, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental health care needs to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges. This move marks the... Read more »
  • VA partnership provides community organizations with path to support homeless Veterans
    WASHINGTON - Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless Veterans and their families.... Read more »