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Veterans Benefits: Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA)

Under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) program, Veterans with service-connected disabilities or Veterans with non-service-connected disabilities may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability...
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Veterans Affairs: Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

With Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form. continue learning
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Sequestration could hurt veterans, Bernie Sanders says

“The VA itself is protected from sequestration, but other programs that help veterans could be affected,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters. “Congress was right to protect the VA, but veterans will still be impacted,” Sanders said. Sanders also repeated an earlier...
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VA won’t say how many veterans die waiting for disability benefits

In half a dozen calls and emails, The Baltimore Sun asked the VA over a period of about two weeks for information about its backlog to process disability claims for American veterans — and the consequences of the delays on servicemen and servicewomen. The Sun’s report showed the...
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Military Suicides: One U.S. Veteran Dies Every 65 Minutes

The study released on Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a previous, less precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among...
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Lawmakers urge VA to keep better records

  In November, media investigators at Pro Publica and the Seattle Times found that the Veterans Benefits Administration denied some claims because service members’ units had lost or inaccurately catalogued their field records, making it impossible to prove they had deployed...
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Veterans Disability Benefits: New Audits Reveal VBA Crisis Worsening

In a new audit, Veterans’ Disability Benefits: Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge, the GAO notes that VBA’s paper-based claims processing system involves “multiple hand-offs, which can lead to misplaced and lost documents and can cause unnecessary time delays.” The...
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Camp Lejeune: Scientists find Camp Lejeune water contamination went back to 1953

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  Confirming the presence of human carcinogens on the base as far back as 1953 will expand the eligibility of veterans and family members who can receive health benefits under the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, said Sen. Richard...
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