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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

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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

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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

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Will Veterans Lose if Mitt Romney Wins?

  VCS Executive Director quoted extensively _____________________________________ What would a Mitt Romney Administration really mean for America’s veterans? On Tuesday, Romney named former President George H.W. Bush and former Sen. Bob Dole as honorary co-chairmen of his Veterans and Military Families for … Continue reading

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A beautiful Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Center, but is it enough?

VCS ED quoted.  By GARY PETERSON AND MARK EMMONS  Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Published: June 22, 2012 The new Mental Health Center at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, opens Friday, June 22. The Mental Health Center … Continue reading

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Backlog of Disability Claims for Veterans Sends Democrat on a Tear

  From the NYTimes At War blog By JAMES DAO   On Tuesday, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held one of its perennial hearings on the ever-growing backlog of disability compensation claimspending before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The usual polite questioning … Continue reading

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Skeptics doubt VA’s claim of breakthrough on claims backlog

By LEO SHANE III Stars and Stripes Published: June 19, 2012 WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials say they’re poised to make a major breakthrough on the department’s massive claims backlog, but skeptical lawmakers and veterans advocates say they’ve heard such proclamations … Continue reading

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AP IMPACT: Almost half of new vets seek disability

From AP Impact BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Veterans Face Ruin Awaiting Benefits As Wounded Swamp VA

VCS has been working hard on capitol hill to bring attention to this issue and gain relief for veterans who are waiting. By William Selway – May 23, 2012 9:56 PM CT Facebook Share Rebecca Tews sat at her kitchen table … Continue reading

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Angry vets demand end to backlog of disability claims

More than 200 veterans attend a forum organized by lawmakers seeking to expedite stalled or bungled disability claims. One attendee filed his claim in 1947. Veteran Douglas Briggs throws up his arms in frustration as he makes his feelings known … Continue reading

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