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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…

Veteran Choice Program up and running

Many veterans now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. On Nov. 5, 2014, the new…

VA expands eligibility for health care related to military sexual trauma

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”), announced expanded eligibility for veterans in need of mental health care…

New VA partnership aims to help women vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Center for Women Veterans (center) has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit…

Progress on the ‘Road to Veterans Day’ sets conditions for long-term reform at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that the “Road to Veterans Day” initiative, announced on Sept. 8 by Secretary Robert A. McDonald, has resulted in significant progress for…

VA celebrates 21 million home loans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that it has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of…