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Two agencies team up to fight veterans healthcare fraud

Inasmuch as To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe to PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have formed a new partnership to uncover potential waste, […]

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Will VA be ready to process Vietnam’s new “blue water” veterans benefits next year?

Veterans Affairs officials are confident they will be able to begin processing Vietnam veterans’ disability claims early next year, but also acknowledged a tight schedule for training and technology work to prepare the ministry for these cases. But House lawmakers have expressed concern that even minor hiccups in that work could cause major delays for […]

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In Year Five, University Veterans Services Expands Efforts to Build Community Among Military-Bound Badgers

Mirana Whaley, a freshman at UW-Madison, and her family chat with a Wisconsin Veterans Museum program representative during a university Veterans Services welcome event for military-related students September 25 at Dejope Residence Hall. Whaley is a Navy veteran pursuing studies in neurobiology. Her husband is an army veteran. Photo: Jeff Miller Mirana Whaley swears she […]

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The victory of the veterans benefits the inhabitants

Kazumi Ikeuchi, COO of the Piloting Division of American Showa, presents a donation of $7,000 to Erin Joyner, representative of the Volunteers of America Veterans Services program. Left to right are Brad Brown, Jodelle Stricklett, Brenda Cox, Erin Joyner, Kazumi Ikeuchi, Kevin Mintkenbaugh, Mark Martinez, Jillian Jacobs and Mellisa Collins. Courtesy picture American Showa in […]

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Birmingham health veterans launch efforts to quit opioids in DC

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. People from Birmingham VA join the crowd as they try to tackle an issue affecting every community in the United States “The opioid crisis facing our country is nothing short of devastating,” said Sherry Cox of Birmingham […]

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Cleveland Veterans Host Innovation Summit in DC

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. Cleveland healthcare workers are in the crowd with big ideas to help vulnerable veterans. Suicide is at a critical point in the veteran community, and Jeanette Salvaggio has found a small, simple way to help reduce the […]

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Tele-dentistry in the spotlight as Central Texas veterans host innovation summit

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. A Central Texas VA System employee participated in an effort to help veterans in remote areas. Lisa Heck has her eyes on veterans who can’t just hop in a car for help. “For some of our veterans, […]

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New Mexico Department of Veterans Services plans stops in Deming, NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will be making outreach stops in southern and southwestern New Mexico this fall and winter. DVS Officer Rosa Bycenski will be at the following locations to help veterans and widows of veterans apply for or improve their veteran or state benefits. Deming was targeted […]

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‘An angel’: Business owner donates building to veterans’ organization

HANOVER, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Chris Waltz spends more time in his garage than even in his own home in Hanover. She is the founder of the non-profit… HANOVER, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Chris Waltz spends more time in his garage than even in his own Hanover home. She is the founder of the non-profit […]

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UHCL Veterans Services Office loses new director after just over three months – UHCL The Signal

The Captain Wendell M. Wilson Veterans Services Office is located on the third floor of the Student Services Building. Photo by The Signal reporter Jennifer Martinez. The Captain Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services (VSO) is where “military-affiliated” students, approximately 10% of UHCL’s student population, can go for educational support, help and advice, or […]

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Benefits for Veterans: Steps VA Could Take to Better Protect Veterans from Financial Abuse

Department of Veterans Affairs The Undersecretary for Benefits should routinely solicit and collect information about potential financial abuse from VA Pension Administration Centers and other relevant VA components, including the VA General Counsel’s Office, and assess this information to inform plans to address potential exploitation of veterans receiving retirement benefits. Such plans could also address […]