Veterans News

VA Says It Will Relax 40-Mile Rule for Private Medical Care

Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site.The change comes amid complaints… Read More

Multnomah County and City Leaders Move Forward on Goals to End Veterans Homelessness in Portland

On April 1, a few dozen community leaders will meet to move forward with an audacious goal: to find A Home for Everyone, as their initiative is called.Upon taking office last summer, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury worked with Portland Mayor Charlie… Read More

Veterans Courts in Arizona Promote Treatment and Self-improvement

This man is accused of hitting his wife. That one was caught driving drunk. Another has a traffic violation.They're here because they served in America's military forces, and court officials and prosecutors believe they deserve a second chance.With more… Read More

VA Holding Open House for Vermont Veterans

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is hosting an open house and information fair where veterans will be able to ask about benefits and get help applying for those benefits.The event is scheduled… Read More

It's Not Over: Veterans Still Waiting Months for Appointments

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Thousands of veterans who are patients at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System have been waiting months just for an appointment, CNN has learned.What's more, administrators in charge of the massive VA facility in greater Los… Read More

VA Missed Opportunities to Enroll Patients in Telehealth Program

Non-Institutional Care Patients had some of the best outcomes through the Veterans Health Administration's Home Telehealth Program; however, a recent audit found that the agency missed opportunities to expand enrollment for those patients.The purpose… Read More

Isakson vows to ease 40 mile limit on VA Choice card

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, promises to push for two critical changes to soften a restrictive 40-mile rule on user eligibility under the VA Choice Card program.If Isakson succeeds, thousands more… Read More

Gulf Coast VA to Hold Veteran Town Hall Event

MOBILE, Ala. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a Town Hall event for veterans at its Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Mobile, Ala., on March 10.The event is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in the… Read More

Salisbury Veterans Affairs Offering Metabolic Syndrome Class

The Salisbury VA Medical Centers Rural Health Integration Program is offering a metabolic syndrome class at American Legion Post 65, 2446 Salisbury Highway, Statesville, Wednesdays, March 4 through 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.Metabolic syndrome is a cluster… Read More

Ga. Gov. LePage Promotes Tax Exemption for Military Pensions

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage promoted his plan to exempt military pensions from the states income tax Tuesday, saying the proposal is part of a larger goal to attract investment from new residents while ensuring that veterans return here after their service.The… Read More

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