Waiting for Payment: Vets who are supposed to receive payments for vocational rehabilitation have not been getting the funds, leaving them without the means to pay their rent or school bills. The VA blames a “computer glitch” for the five month delay.
Vets & VA Frustrated by Choice Act: Vets and VA administrators in rural areas are voicing frustrations with the Choice Act, saying that there is a lack of non-VA providers in their areas.
Help all Homeless Vets: After the VA began denying services to homeless vets who served short periods or received less than honorable discharges, the Senate passed a bill which would require the VA to help all homeless veterans.
Hire a Veteran: Secretary of the VA Bob McDonald was in Kansas City yesterday trying to encourage employers to hire veterans to solve the employment struggles facing the 250,000 new vets who leave the military each year.
Support for Accountability Act: Even though the VA Accountability Act was blocked over fears that it would not protect VA employees, some are arguing that the bill should be passed to protect veterans from ineffective VA workers.
Why Can’t VA Build a Hospital?: Some are wondering why state and local governments are able to build new medical facilities on time and on budget while the construction a VA project takes years longer than anticipated and runs over-budget by billions of dollars.
Vet says the VA Saved his Life: A Vietnam vet with PTSD says that despite the problems with the VA, it saved his life by helping him find peace with what he experienced during the war.
English Prince a Veteran Too: Prince Harry of England, who served two tours in Afghanistan, has been in the U.S. this week raising awareness of the upcoming Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event allowing wounded vets to compete in a number of sports.
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