Category Archives: VA Claims

Veterans Petition for Supreme Court Hearing

In one of the most important landmark legal cases involving veterans’ access to healthcare and disability benefits in decades, two veterans groups filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on September 5, 2012, asking the Court to hear the case, Veterans … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VCS ED on PRI’s “To the Point”

Yesterday VCS Executive Director Patrick Bellon was on Public Radio International’s “To the Point” with Warren Olney.  Also on the program were Jim Dao of the New York Times and Under Secretary for Benefits Alison Hickey. The topic was the … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, VCS In The News, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

VA processing claims at record pace, but still can’t keep up

From Stars and Stripes By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON – Veterans Benefits Administration processors completed more benefits claims than ever before last month, wrapping up work on a record 107,462 cases. The agency also announced that it topped 1 million … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vets jobs bill mired in Hill squabble

 From the Washington Post  By Steve Vogel, Published: September 18 A bill to put veterans to work preserving and restoring national parks and other federal, state and local lands has become mired in a political fight, facing a procedural vote Wednesday in the … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans Plank in DNC Platform-Quote from Ben Krause

From Page 48 of the Democratic Platform. Complete with quote from VCS AD Ben Krause   “Under President Obama, veterans have started to realize the promise of a square deal. PTSD is no longer a dirty word. More veterans are … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

VA, Veteran Representatives Partner in Fully Developed Claims Process

Filing Fully Developed Claims Reduces Processing Times to 110 days   WASHINGTON (Aug. 7, 2012) – The Department of Veterans Affairs hosted an event July 31 for 10 Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) to collaborate in VA’s effort to eliminate the … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

VA Improves Online Access to Benefits Information

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VA Oversight Hearing on Claims Backlog

  By Steve Fogel The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will join the fray over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ growing backlog of disability claims at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning. The backlog of claims filed by veterans seeking … Continue reading

Posted in VA Claims, Veterans for Common Sense News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment