The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a $163.9 billion budget for the coming fiscal year if President Obama gets his budget through Congress. The extra money will go toward health care expansion, eliminating the disability claims backlog and ending homelessness among veterans. 242 more words
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Department of Veterans Affairs Officials Plot To Cancel Backlogged Exam Requests And Destroy Veterans’ Medical Files
The Daily Caller reports “Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) destroyed veterans’ medical files in a systematic attempt to eliminate backlogged veteran medical exam requests, a former VA employee told The Daily Caller. 25 more words
Aide and Attendance is a pension program offered by The Veterans Administration that allows qualifying Veterans additional funds to defray caregiving costs. This is intended for those veterans or surviving spouses who are unable to manage the activities of daily living with out help. 24 more words
Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage Jr., is the most severely wounded Airman in US history—a triple amputee.
On September 11, 2004, while serving his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Brian Kolfage lost both his legs and an arm when a 107 mm rocket exploded three feet from the Airman, throwing him into a wall of sandbags. 1,260 more words
There are more than 160,000 women veterans living and working in Florida.
“Many of them don’t even realize – they’re veterans. They feel they’re not recognized as veterans,” said Alene Tarter, director of benefits and assistance for the… 370 more words