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Plan could add multiple sweeping Veterans reform measures to must-pass omnibus budget bill

Sweeping Vet Reform


WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are hoping to attach a year’s worth of Veterans Affairs reform measures to the omnibus federal budget bill due early this week, in the hopes of adding another round of wins on Veterans policies to the must-pass spending legislation.

Disabled Veterans Waited Up to Seven Months for VA to Fix Their Wheelchairs

Fix Wheelchairs


Audit: Vet confined to bed because of government mismanagement

Disabled veterans had to wait more than two months for the government to fix their wheelchairs, leading to some veterans confined to beds because of mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new audit.

6 eye-popping findings from an investigation of the Washington, D.C., VA medical center

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WASHINGTON — An investigation of the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, D.C., found numerous instances of supply and financial mismanagement at the facility that the VA inspector general concluded put patients at risk and squandered taxpayer dollars. Here are six eye-popping findings:

Meet the 18 military Veterans competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Paralympic Winter Games


The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games begin March 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea. There are 18 Veterans among the 74 athletes representing Team USA at the Games, including eight Marines, seven Army Veterans, two Navy and one Air Force Veteran. VA supports many of them through the Veterans Monthly Assistance Allowance, which provides a monthly stipend for disabled Veterans training in Paralympic sports. Many of these Veterans have participated in VA’s national rehabilitation events managed by the Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events.

Forever GI Bill - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act

GI Bill


The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits over the coming years. Most changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families, and survivors. View our breakdown of the updated benefits.

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