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VA to expand benefits for traumatic brain injury

SUN Columnist Some veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new…

VA progress on claims backlog highlighted

SUN Columnist At a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Under Secretary for Benefits, Allison A. Hickey, outlined progress made by the Veterans…

Veterans to receive 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase

SUN Columnist Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments…

VA marks the 10-year anniversary of My HealtheVet

SUN Columnist In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all veterans and servicemembers to join…

VA offers dental insurance program

SUN Columnist VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable…

Backlog of VA disability claims reduced by 34 percent

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has made significant progress in reducing the backlog of disability compensation claims — from 611,000 to 400,835 or 34 percent — since peaking…

Agent Orange, type 2 diabetes and veteran benefits

SUN Columnist It’s American Diabetes Month. Are you a veteran with diabetes mellitus type 2 who was exposed to Agent Orange during service? If so, you may be eligible for…

Who is a veteran? Title prerequisites

SUN Columnist Many veterans still do not know they are veterans. If you are a former or retired member of the United States Armed Forces, you may qualify for benefits…

VA resumes normal operations as government shutdown ends

SUN Columnist Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.  Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional offices have re-opened their doors and…

Volunteer veterans make a difference

SUN Columnist My thanks to the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard, who are local veterans. The members of this group are the volunteers who perform the burial ceremonies for…