Veterans News

Agent Orange disability benefits to be given to Air Force personnel

WASHINGTON - Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.The… Read More

Unanimous agreement on property tax break for disabled vets

While it may seem that Democrats and Republicans are at war in Springfield, at least one piece of legislation has received unanimous support from lawmakers of both political parties.A bill that would provide a variety of property tax breaks for veterans… Read More

Housing for Homeless Veterans Pushed

In an effort to speed the process of finding housing for homeless veterans in Los Angeles, the VA Secretary joined the city's mayor in appealing to landlords to commit more housing units. The problem is not lack of money for housing subsidies.Federal… Read More

Ride across America honoring veterans make stop in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY A group of veterans and supporters make a cross-country trip each year in order to honor those who have served, and the group stopped in Salt Lake City earlier this month.The riders are with the National Veterans Awareness Organization… Read More

New study shows veterans content with VA hospital care

COLUMBIA, Mo. - An annual event in Columbia hosted by the Truman VA drew almost 500 people to learn about veteran benefits and attend a car show. Many of the benefits are for Combat Veterans who have served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. A recent survey… Read More

A Crucial Service Lacking for Veterans: Investment Management

Austin, TEXAS We Americans will celebrate Memorial Day with barbecues, family gatherings and perhaps a passing thought about those who have served our country. Our federal government does much for veterans, including providing education benefits, hiring… Read More

Panel Discusses Housing Every Homeless Vet In San Antonio

About 284 homeless veterans live in San Antonio,¬†according to a January 2015 count. That figure isnt as lofty as it once was. But for San Antonio civic leaders, its still too high. Their goal is as close to zero as possible.On Tuesday, a panel of local… Read More

Program for Injured Veterans Promotes Fitness

PLAINFIELD, ILL.¬† Keith Aguina, a veteran who is a quadriplegic, often encountered poor attitudes and physical barriers at the gym.Staff didn't know how to help Aguina, of Crest Hill - who enlisted in the military in 1977 - when he worked out. They often… Read More

Veterans Resorting To Desperate Measures In Hopes Of Receiving Health Benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Veterans face another battle when they come home from war. They're fighting to get the pension and benefits they earned. But as 10 Investigates is exposing, they still face years of delays from the Veterans Administration. 10 Investigates… Read More

In-State Tuition for Vets Delayed

The Obama administration has delayed a new federal requirement that public colleges and universities receiving GI Bill funding provide recent veterans with the benefit of in-state tuition, regardless of their residency.Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob… Read More

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