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Veterans Services Representative Outreach Visits – The McPherson Sentinel

Staff report A Veterans Services Representative (VSR) from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Affairs (KCVAO) The Salina Field Office will make regular visits to McPherson on March 8 to help veterans and their family members apply for state and federal benefits. Some of the important benefits available to veterans and their family members are: […]

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Solano County Hires New Director of Veterans Services

FAIRFIELD — Solano County has chosen its next veterans services director from San Francisco. Al Sims, 50, has been hired and will begin on March 28, the county announced in an online posting on its website. He is a veteran of the United States Army. “I served in the first Gulf War as a radio […]

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Brockton woman convicted of stealing her sister’s veterans benefits

BOSTON — A Brockton woman was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to one month in jail for stealing more than $100,000 in veterans benefits intended for her sister. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that for more than a decade Robin Calef, 62, did not notify the Department of Veterans Affairs that his sister died […]

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Summary of SCOTUS Certificates: Immigration, Free Speech and Veterans Benefits – Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration

Strong points On February 18 and 22, the Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases, which present the following issues: Does federal law prohibit the termination of Migrant Protection Protocols, a policy requiring certain non-nationals to remain in Mexico while they immigration? Does applying a public accommodations law to compel an artist to speak or […]

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Summary of SCOTUS certificates: immigration, free speech and benefits for veterans

Strong points On February 18 and 22, the Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases, which present the following issues: Does federal law prohibit the termination of Migrant Protection Protocols, a policy requiring certain non-nationals to remain in Mexico while they immigration? Does applying a public accommodations law to compel an artist to speak or […]

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A Cert Grant on Veterans Benefits and Fair Toll | Morrison & Foerster LLP – Federal Circuits

As readers of Federal Circuitry know, the Supreme Court in recent years has granted review in many Federal Circuit patent cases, such as the last term’s big decision in Arthrex. But the Supreme Court also picks up cases from the non-patent role of the Federal Circuit. Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari to Arellano vs. […]

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A Veterans Benefit Certificate Grant and Fair Toll

As readers of Federal Circuitry know, the Supreme Court in recent years has granted review in many Federal Circuit patent cases, such as the last term’s big decision in Arthrex. But the Supreme Court also picks up cases from the non-patent role of the Federal Circuit. Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari to Arellano vs. […]

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Next quarter’s docket will include cases on veterans benefits, unclaimed MoneyGram checks

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe February 22, 2022 at 8:51 p.m. The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning issued further orders from the judges’ private conference last week. On Friday, judges agreed to decide whether the Biden administration should continue with the Trump-era agenda known as the “stay in Mexico” policy, and on Tuesday they added […]

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Veterans Benefits Lawyers, Gang & Associates, Featured in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine

Veterans Benefits Lawyers, Gang & Associates, Featured in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine February 2022 Gang & Associates specializes in handling hard-to-prove veteran disability cases Our knowledge is our most valuable asset, and we strive to reach as many veterans as possible. — Eric Gang UNITED STATES, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gang & Associates lawyers […]

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US veteran healthcare supply chain is slow and inadequate

A multibillion-dollar supply chain management program for US veterans’ healthcare has come under pressure, following allegations that it is outdated and poorly managed. The US government’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees veterans’ benefits and health care. One of its subdivisions, the Veterans Health Administration, is the largest integrated health care system in the United […]

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Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal prison. […]

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Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits | USA News®

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Illinois Attorney General Updates Veterans Benefits Guide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has released an updated guide to benefits for Illinois veterans and their families. The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was developed by the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Rights. It provides veterans and their family members with information about assistance available under federal and […]

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Enhanced Veterans Benefits Act, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Sen. Jerry Moran has introduced legislation to address the VA’s backlog of claims and speed up getting veterans benefits. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Says he’s joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would tackle the Department of Veterans Affairs’ backlog of claims and provide them with faster […]

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Veterans’ benefits continue to be processed long after contextual events end

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Where tables, chairs, food and veterans had previously filled the empty lot at 311 S. Staples St., hours later large empty tents were all that remained. US Navy veteran Andrew Perales came to Operation Stand Down for the camaraderie, but the 53-year-old also gathered information on education aid, which will help […]

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Saratoga County Director of Longtime Veteran Services Honored Posthumously – The Daily Gazette

BALLSTON SPA — The revival of a Saratoga County program that has honored more than 300 veterans who have died over 22 years took on an extremely personal tone Tuesday. The last recipient, Robert G. Mitchell, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, went on to serve as the county’s director of longtime veteran […]

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UW-Stevens Point students find support through Veterans Services, Veterans Club

Members of the UW-Stevens Point Veterans Club in front of Old Main For U.S. Army veteran and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Julian Phan and other veterans on campus, the University Veterans Club office at Dreyfus University Center is a safe area. “When we’re out there, we can joke around, we can let off steam, […]

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W&M Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic: Serving those who served, now and in the future

Helping veterans: Donations and grants from the JD Classes of 1974 and 1984 and from individuals, businesses, and organizations have enabled the clinic to provide students with valuable job training and assist veterans on a pro bono basis. Photo by W&M School of Law by Jaime Welch-Donahue, W&M Law School | November 11, 2021 In […]

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University of Montana Launches New Office of Military and Veteran Services | Local News

The University of Montana is opening a new office to better serve veterans and active duty military. The rebranding of the former office of Veterans Education and Transition Services aims to reach more people connected to the military, whether they are veterans, active service members or members of their family. Through these relationships, the university […]

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Troops who refuse vaccines may lose veterans’ benefits

Members of the United States military who have chosen not to be vaccinated will not be guaranteed their veterans’ benefits. Veterans who have opted out of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are discharged will not receive any special protections or preferential assessments for eligibility for Veterans’ benefits, with the decision ultimately determined by their […]

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Troops who refuse COVID vax will not be guaranteed veterans’ benefits, officials warn

Troops who refuse the coronavirus vaccine will see no additional protections or leniency in the way their layoffs are handled, Defense and Veterans Affairs officials confirmed Wednesday. Instead, decisions on whether or not to grant these people anything other than honorable discharge — potentially blocking them from a host of veterans’ benefits — will be […]

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A Guide to Medicare and Veterans Benefits

Two-thirds of US military veterans are over 65, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, making AV services a popular option for senior health care coverage. Many seniors eligible for VA benefits are also eligible for Medicare, a national health insurance plan available to all seniors. Read on to learn more about these two government […]

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They fought apartheid in South Africa. Now they want veterans benefits.

PRETORIA, South Africa — Lesley Kgogo was 17 when he swapped a school uniform for military fatigues and joined the armed wing of the African National Congress in the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime in South Africa. He was among thousands who trained and slept in bush camps in other countries, then returned to […]

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Shane Gustafson takes office as new Beltrami County Veterans Services Officer – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — After several months of on-the-job learning, Robert Shane Gustafson has officially taken over as the Beltrami County Veterans Services Officer. Gustafson was sworn in at the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 19. The oath was read by Gustafson’s predecessor, Scotty Allison, who signaled his intention to retire in 2020 […]

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The Veterans Benefits Guide is now available in print and digital format

VBA has partnered with Stars and Stripes to create a special edition insert for the publication called “The Veterans Benefits Guide”. The print and digital publication, which highlights VA benefits and services available to transitioning service members and their families, is available now. The digital version of the Veterans Benefits Guide is available here: Veterans […]

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Republican lawmakers play politics with North Carolina veterans benefits

From Fort Bragg to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina is proud to be home to many of our nation’s service members, veterans, and military families. Fort Bragg is the largest military base in the United States and is home to approximately 57,000 military personnel. Camp Lejeune and the surrounding community are home to approximately 170,000 people, […]

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Senator Tammy Duckworth attacked by Fox News for using veterans benefits

Fox News recently took aim at Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) in an apparent attempt at a “gotcha” story about how Duckworth – who lost both of her legs when the Army Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was shot down over Iraq in 2004 – does not pay property taxes on his home in Illinois. […]

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Medford officials ask mayor to reinstate director of veterans services

As Medford City Council discussed a formal vote on Tuesday to demand that Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn fire the Director of Veterans Services after placing him on paid administrative leave pending a psychiatric evaluation, Councilor Michael Marks said the administration was on a “slippery slope,” taking action against a whistleblower employee. “Here is an employee reporting […]

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Veterans’ benefits could significantly increase the cost of living this year

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would again increase veterans’ benefits by the same percentage as this year’s cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. Some experts said it could be the biggest increase in decades. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Charles Dharapak PA Veterans could see a significant cost-of-living increase in […]

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Benefits for veterans could see a big rise in the cost of living later this year

Veterans could be in line for a steep cost-of-living increase in their benefit payments starting in December thanks to legislation finalized by Congress on Monday. The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act passed unanimously in the House on Monday and without objection in the Senate earlier this summer. It is now heading to the White House, […]

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Over 75,000 veterans have switched to the Veterans Banking Program

Are you a veteran who doesn’t have a bank or credit union? You’re not alone! Many veterans were in the same situation, which is why VA created the Veterans Banking Program (VBBP) in December 2019. Since then, more than 75,000 veterans have registered to receive their VA benefits through direct deposit. instead of prepaid debit […]

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Randolph County Veterans Services Hires Two New Veteran Officers

Since the installation of the new Department Director in 2018, the Veterans Services vision for Randolph County has begun to take a new direction. Under the direction of County Commissioners and Administration, Veterans Services has hired two new officers to begin June 16 to meet community needs. Some of these needs include open 24-hour communication […]

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VA Disability Benefits: Veterans Benefits Administration Could Improve Management of Claims Processor Training

Veterans Benefits Administration The Under Secretary for Benefits should establish performance goals for the VBA training program for Disability Claims Processors. These program-level objectives should have specific targets to provide a basis for comparing actual program performance with expected results. (Recommendation 1) Open To open Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not […]

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Helping LGBT Clients Obtain Social Security and Veterans Benefits

Six years after same-sex marriage became legal and a decade after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” some LGBT Americans still struggle to get their Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits. It’s a test President Joe Biden’s administration faces: how to prove its commitment to LGBT equality, including deciding to appeal court rulings extending […]

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Financial Literacy – Veterans Benefits Administration

Financial Literacy From reducing debt and finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to help you manage your finances. personal. Check out the following financial resources and links that can help you and your family manage, secure, and protect your […]

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Federal judge orders $501 million payout in veterans benefits case

A federal judge in Greenville has ordered California businessman Scott Kohn to pay $501 million in a civil case involving the buying and selling of military veterans’ benefits, an illegal practice brought to light by a lawsuit. investigation by The Greenville News. Kohn and a network of its affiliates are to pay $436 million in […]

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Greetings from your new Veterans Services Officer

By Ed Lautrup I hope you and yours are doing well and are recovering happily from a wonderful holiday season! Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Ed Lautrup and I’m the new Washington County Veterans Services Officer. I’m a kid from Kennard, went to school in Arlington, spent just over 20 years in the US […]

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Upstate law firm and 2 lawyers to pay $725,000 in veterans’ action

Two upstate lawyers and a law firm are to pay $725,000 to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under a settlement a judge approved this week in a lawsuit stemming from buying and selling veterans benefits. Attorneys Candy Kern, Howard Sutter III and Upstate Law Group are also permanently barred from “courting, offering or arranging […]

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The search continues for the new Veterans Services Office

January 21, 2021 By Jessica Mathews / [email protected] The Livingston County Veterans Services Committee is looking for a new site to hopefully relocate its offices and better serve local veterans. The committee met virtually on Wednesday evening and discussed priorities for 2021, which includes signing a lease for a new office by the end of […]

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DOMA Technologies Celebrates Its Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Private Medical Records (PMR) Program As It Achieves Historic Milestone

“We are honored and privileged to serve our veteran community since 2010 and are acutely aware of how this program will positively impact the claims process.” VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (PRWEB) July 27, 2020 DOMA Technologies, a cloud-based document management company, has reached a historic milestone with its Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) private medical records […]

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Careers at VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

Careers at VBA Serve your community by supporting those who have served. VBA offers many career opportunities for veterans looking for new ways to serve, or people who want to give back to those who defended our freedom. Careers with competitive salaries, retirement plans and paid vacations are available at VBA. Watch some of our […]

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Increased COLA for Veterans Passes

The House on Thursday passed by voice vote an annual measure required to increase cost-of-living adjustments related to veterans’ benefits to parity with the Social Security Administration-approved COLA. The move to the Senate and the President’s signature would normally be mere paperwork, but those could face delays this year as Congress deals with the COVID-19 […]

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William & Mary Law School Veterans Benefits Clinic remains flexible to serve clients

Serving Online Customers: The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic offers William & Mary law students the opportunity to help veterans file disability compensation claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff are operating remotely to assist customers and teach students. Photo by David F. Morrill by […]

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New Veterans Benefits for Nationally Approved and Accredited Healthcare Training Programs at Hudson County Community College

× Hudson County Community College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division offers approved certificate programs available to veterans of the United States Armed Forces through their Veterans Benefits. The 3-5 month programs are designed to help participants launch into new, meaningful and lasting careers within months. The Enhanced Patient Access Representative (PAR) program provides participants […]

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New Bingo Hall Funds Veterans Services | Local News

A new community bingo venue has opened its doors, and it’s for a good cause. Debra Christian, commanding officer of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary in Texas State District II, dedicated her work to the memory of her father and other veterans. Christian Restoration Community Women Veteran Program Bingo had its grand opening on […]

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Veterans Benefits Change, Advocacy Group Research Illness Coverage

With the New Year came changes to veterans benefits, along with a push by some veterans advocacy groups to seek help for service-related illnesses not currently covered or considered by Veterans Affairs as a “presumption of service-related illness”. Here is a short list of some of the changes. As always, it’s best to take a […]

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Veterans Benefits Center established for North Carolina

For the third time in four years, American Legion Post 67 in Cary, North Carolina, is offering veterans an opportunity to get answers — and sometimes resolutions — about their benefits and health care. From Sept. 12-14, Post 67 is hosting another Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC), in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, […]

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Benefits for veterans | What do you need for a claim

Veterans and mesothelioma Mesothelioma is rare and only 3,300 people in the United States are diagnosed with it each year. Military veterans account for 30% of these cases. Why? Until 1991, the military used asbestos, a toxic fibrous mineral, on bases across the United States. Durable, inexpensive and fire resistant, asbestos was used to insulate […]

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Lebanon VAMC to Host Veteran Benefits Seminars at Perry County Libraries in Blain and Marysville | VA Healthcare Lebanon

Lebanon, PA — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Lebanon Medical Center (VAMC) will be hosting free veterans benefits seminars from 2-4 p.m. July 25 at the Western Perry County Community Library, 104 E. Main St., Blain, and August 13 at the Marysville-Rye Library, 198 Overcrest Road, Marysville. The free events are open to […]

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Veterans Benefit Reform Will Be Controversial, But Necessary

As part of our commitment to those who have served, taxpayers will spend $100 billion in 2019 on veterans benefit programs. The costs of these programs have more than quadrupled since 2000. Few programs of this size and importance have received less political attention. The VA’s disability compensation system is complex, cumbersome, and often difficult […]

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Certificate programs for people who want to work in veterans services are on the rise

In recent years, colleges and universities across the country have seen a marked increase in the number of students wanting to be equipped to serve veterans. Some are veterans themselves, some have personal connections, and others may have taken a course that sparked an interest in pursuing a career in veterans services. Dr. Frances W. […]

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Kelly Center brings veteran services to the Hays community through the Manhattan Vet Center

02/28/18 HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Kelly Center has partnered with the Manhattan Area Veterinary Center to bring veterans services to FHSU and the Hays community. Starting in March, a team of counselors and veterans will provide free services, including: Individual consultation Group consultation Family counseling bereavement counseling Veterans Affairs Treatment Benefits […]

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About VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

About VBA The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to military members, veterans and their families. Below are some of our main program offices within VBA. Compensation department: Oversees the provision of Disability Award, a non-taxable monetary benefit paid to disabled veterans who result from illness or injury sustained or […]

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Veterans Benefits Administration does not track information security breaches

Published by HIPAA Journal on May 11, 2016 Share this article on: In April of last year, the Office of Inspector General received an anonymous tip alleging that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) failed to incorporate proper audit logs into the Veterans Benefits Administration System. . The ensuing investigation substantiated the allegation and revealed that […]

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Veteran Benefits You May Not Know

Besides the plethora of benefits available to our country’s veterans and their families, there are many other little-known benefits and programs that are not prominent. Learn about veteran benefits that can improve the lives of older veterans and help ease the financial burden of medical care and other expenses. It’s no secret that the Department […]