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Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Homeless Persons Representation Project helps veterans access benefits (access required)

Brad Johnson is a combat veteran who served in the U.S. Army in Grenada from 1981 to 1985. When he came home, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, had nightmares, problems in personal relationships and was unable to ...

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Veterans’ next battle: Legal rights (access required)

In a year when the Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly come under fire for problems ranging from deadly delays in medical appointments to its hefty backlog of benefit claims, the need for legal assistance for veterans has often taken a lower priority.

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Veterans Affairs asks for nearly $18 billion

VA Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson,

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is asking for $17.6 billion to address the systemic problems that led to major backlogs and the wait-list scandal at its health facilities. VA Acting Secretary Sloan D. Gibson told Congress yesterday that his ...

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Shinseki resigns amid VA health care uproar

Eric Shinseki

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency's health care system that serves millions of the nation's former warriors.

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