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Your VA Health Care benefits

SUN Columnist 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…

VA converts over 30 percent of disability claims to digital files

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached another milestone in its disability claims transformation process — over 30 percent of the current disability claims inventory is now digital…

Board of Veterans’ Appeals process update

SUN Columnist On June 18, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing to find answers as to why the Department of Veterans Affairs…

VA starts campaign to raise PTSD awareness

SUN Columnist In observance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step”…

Beware those who prey on veteran benefit claims

If you’ve applied for the Aid and Attendance benefit from Department of Veterans Affairs — which can provide as much as $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse for caregiving…

A Memorial Day message from Secretary Shinseki

SUN Columnist Last weekend, Americans in large numbers visited our national cemeteries and other final resting places to honor their loved ones, their friends, neighbors, colleagues, even some unknown to…

VA mandates overtime to increase production of compensation claims decisions

SUN Columnist As part of its ongoing effort to accelerate the elimination of the disability compensation claims backlog, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it is mandating…

VA Claims Initiative fact sheet

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer. Effective April 19, the…

PTSD update and information for veterans

SUN Columnist Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person has been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something terrible and scary that someone sees, hears about…

VA to expedite claims decisions for certain veterans

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is implementing an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer. Effective now, VA…