http://community.hadit.com/topic/69251-vetsgov/VA Disability Claims Community Turning in evidence seems to be getting easier if you know how to scan in documents to your computer or if you have an iPhone just snap a picture of the documents. Log onto vets.gov upload into your claim. It’s shows you when that piece has been reviewed or if […]
http://community.hadit.com/topic/69250-special-monthly-compensation/VA Disability Claims Community Good evening! I have a question regarding special monthly compensation. I’m currently rated as S1 and my appeal has been added to the docket in DC. I need to see what my chances are getting bumped to L, L1/2 or M? My current service connected disabilities PTSD-100% Asthma-60% on appeal […]
They say the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, which House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) introduced earlier this week, is a fresh approach that resolves past concerns with previous legislation — and serves as a tool that would make it easier for the VA secretary to fire or discipline employees.
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“I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software development inside is not a good way to pursue this—we need to move towards commercially tested products,” Shulkin said. “If somebody could explain to me why veterans benefit from VA being a good software developer, then maybe I would change my mind. But right now, we should focus on the things veterans need us to focus on and work with companies that know how to do this better than we do.”
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https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/13/2017-04893/veterans-advisory-committee-on-rehabilitation-notice-of-meeting Start Preamble The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation (VACOR) will be held on Thursday, April 6-7, 2017, in Room 501K, 1800 G Street NW., Washington DC 20006. The meeting will begin at […]
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/13/2017-04877/revise-and-streamline-va-acquisition-regulation-to-adhere-to-federal-acquisition-regulation Start Preamble Department of Veterans Affairs. Proposed rule. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative, all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in Federal Acquisition […]
The review found thousands of veterans should have been allowed to get care in the private sector because they had waited longer than a month for a VA appointment.
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Sitting in a college math class, a former Marine waits patiently to get back his test. The professor addresses the class as the corrected exams are distributed.
“If you didn’t do well on this test, you should just quit now and join the Marines,” the professor says, not realizing this comment is offensive to the student Marine sitting right there in the room.
This is just one of many stories that Zach DuBord, assistant director of student veteran services at Binghamton University, has heard from student veterans. Military veterans face steep challenges when trying to reintegrate themselves in school after service, ranging from lacking the structure of the military to being older than their classmates.
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It’s shocking that, despite being the fastest growing veteran population, totaling more than 2.2 million, too many female veterans feel they are “invisible.” What is not shocking, though, is that a population that feels invisible doesn’t get the care they have earned and deserved. Womens clinics at the Department of Veterans Affairs “are sometimes located in basements or obscure corners of the buildings, without adequate signage” according to Helen Thorpe, author of “Soldier Girls,” and, nationwide, “nearly one in four VA hospitals does not have a full time gynecologist on staff.”
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Representatives from 13 of America’s largest veterans service organizations attended their first big meeting at the White House Tuesday to discuss issues in the vets’ community, but instead of speaking with President Donald Trump, they were greeted by former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault as a senior administration representative… for a second time.
“I won’t say anyone told us we were meeting with the president, but it was implied that we would be able to voice our concerns to the boss, the guy who ultimately runs everything, which is the president,” Joe Chenelly, executive director of AMVETS, told The Daily Beast.
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