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Disability compensation explained

Disability compensation is a monthly, tax-free benefit paid to veterans who are at least 10 percent disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active…

VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain…

VA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilitiesVA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilities

A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so severe that, without immediate treatment, the injury or illness threatens your health or life. In your…

VA funds new studies using Million Veteran Program data

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing four new studies that will use genetic and other data from the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) to answer key questions on…

VA expands disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel…

VA campaign encourages public to help raise PTSD awareness

As the country recognizes post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its “PTSD Awareness: June 2015” campaign,…

VA programs look to celebrate women veterans, help homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will conduct a series of one-day events to raise awareness and celebrate the stories of women veterans. The events, to be held in five…

Guidelines for VA health care enrollment

A person who served in the active military, naval or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits.…

VA launches campaign to increase veterans’ economic potential

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, with leaders from national and local veterans service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative…

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…

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