Veterans will have to wait an unknown amount of time before they can get a photo ID card from the Department of Veterans Affairs under a law passed in 2015.
As a Marine Corps combat Veteran, who served in both Iraq wars, I know that coming home is perhaps one of the most challenging things that Veterans do. We don’t want to leave those with whom we have served behind, yet at some point they will have to reintegrate into civilian life—this is often easier said than done.
Earlier this year, one South Jersey property owner got a notice: Chemicals from a nearby military base had seeped into the well that supplied drinking water to the site — contaminating it at a level 20 times higher than the federal government considers safe.
Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. Today, VA launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides Veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures VA is held to a higher standard.
In response to the preliminary report from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of the Inspector General regarding the Washington, DC VA hospital, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:
Dale Herb knew something was going terribly wrong with him, but he couldn’t figure out what it was.
Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that, effective April 17, it has suspended revocations initiated by VA medical centers based on eligibility for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) for three weeks.
At least this time Veterans got a warning — some Veterans, anyway. According to USA Today, the inspector general has reported that those Veterans already at the Washington DC VA Medical Center are in “imminent danger” due to substandard care and facilities. The situation is so dire that Michael Missal felt it necessary to issue the warning before his inspection was complete:
An investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found that a District of Columbia VA hospital engaged in practices that put patients at “unnecessary risk.”