This week saw VA’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. Among the highlights: An overall budget increase of 10.5 percent, $135 million for homeless Veteran programs (up 33 percent), $403 million for enhanced medical care for female Vets (an increase of $60 million), and nearly $2.2 billion to implement systems and hire folks to increase IT capabilities. Check out the full report for details.
Take a look at a Marine’s advice on how to tackle the generous yet complex GI Bill.
Sometimes two problems can be solved with a single solution. That’s the thinking behind VA’s effort to train homeless Veterans to work in VA’s network of 131 national cemeteries.
The Veterans Crisis Line has fielded 500,000 calls from Veterans since 2007, which has lead to 20,000 rescues of Veterans in a mental health crisis. Veterans can call 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255, chat online, and now text 838255 for help.