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Are you eligible for more VA benefits? New web matrix explains primary, derivative benefits

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At the Veterans Benefits Administration, we often come in contact with people who ask, What are my benefits? What am I eligible for? Or, I receive X benefit, but what other benefits can I use?

This Disease Is Linked To Agent Orange and Many Vets Don't Know It

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Agent Orange-related ailments can manifest in a number of ways and decades down the road, and some Veterans don't even make the service connection. One dangerous condition is ischemic heart disease, and a MOAA member is making it a personal mission to help raise awareness and secure disability compensation for Veterans.

Report: VA paid for thousands of unneeded medical exams for disabled Veterans

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WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials are on track to waste more than $100 million over the next five years on tens of thousands of unnecessary medical exams for disabled Veterans, according a report out this week from the department’s watchdog.

Veterans Affairs’ inability to manage its workforce suggests benefits of managed care

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs celebrated the one-year anniversary of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, with a hearing on implementation of the law since its enactment.

Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department

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President Trump's second VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, was confirmed 86-9 by the Senate on Monday. He takes the helm of the second largest department in the U.S. government, with more than 350,000 employees, a nearly $200 billion budget and almost 20 million American Veterans depending on it for care and benefits.

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