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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate the month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging veterans, along with their families and friends, to visit and view recovery…

VA commemorating 90 years of health care innovation

The Department of Veterans Affairs will highlight 90 years of improving the lives of veterans and other Americans through medical and prosthetics research when it celebrates National VA Research Week…

Eligibility criteria for 40 miles calculation would change to driving distance

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between…

VA extends program for veterans with traumatic brain injury

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end…

VA works to expand Choice Program eligibility

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a…

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department…

Elimination of net worth makes more veterans eligible for health care

The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more veterans having access to the health care…

Veteran’s health care benefits outlined

Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,500 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and…

Correcting military records

The secretary of a military department, acting through a Board for Correction of Military Records, has authority to change any military record when necessary to correct an error or remove…

Dental insurance for veterans, beneficiaries

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides comprehensive dental care to veterans who meet eligibility standards; however, the benefit is not available to many veterans. VA would like all veterans and…

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