• Disability compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans

    On this National Vietnam War Veterans Day, VBA discusses the compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans.

  • Secretary McDonough answers Veterans’ questions

    VA Secretary Denis McDonough answered questions on COVID, wait times, medical marijuana, inflation, and more during a Veteran townhall.

  • Understanding VA’s current claims backlog environment, future growth

    VA defines backlog as the number of claims pending over 125 days. Two events have occurred that will, however, result in significant claims backlog increases in the near term.

  • Quick Start Guide for Modernized Veteran Appeals Decision Review now available

    The VA appeals decision review quick start guide offers Veterans more clarity and control over the decision review process.

  • Veteran gets VA health care at home

    Even though he can’t drive, Marine Veteran Kenneth Schmitt receives VA primary care through home-based primary care, which allows Veterans to remain at home as they face aging and chronic disease.

  • Women Veterans with disabilities are valued: Claudia Baldwin and Heather Osborne

    Our goal is to increase awareness of women Veterans, in both VA and in the public, and encourage women Veterans to choose VA for their total body wellness.

  • VA raises awareness with ‘Women Veterans with Disabilities are Valued’ campaign

    Our goal is to increase awareness of women Veterans, in both VA and in the public, and to encourage women Veterans to choose VA for their total body wellness.

  • In the Game: Navy Veteran staying active despite vision loss

    “I wouldn’t be here without VA. They changed my life,” said Navy Veteran Joe Ann McBride, who gets her care at the Carl Vincent VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia and is participating this week at the National Veterans Golden Age Games.

  • VBA improves the Veterans experience: goes electronic on claims, reduces backlog and improves accuracy

    Over the last four years, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees have worked hard to serve our Veterans, their families and survivors and to move the organization into the digital age.

  • US National Sled Hockey Team defeats Canada to claim World Championships

    The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, which includes four Marine Corps Veterans, claimed gold at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, New York on Sunday. The team earned its fourth consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Canada. Team USA includes Marine Corps Veterans Luke McDermott, Josh Misiewicz, Paul Schaus and Josh Sweeney.

  • PVA spotlights John Peterson for National Volunteer Week

    “My wife and kids have volunteered at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games for the past four years,” says Peterson, whose more than 30 years as a government contractor includes work with the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s been important to us and our extended families to serve our veterans.”

  • An open letter to disabled Veterans

    Through it all, this is what I’ve learned: adaptive sports can take you from a place where you see no future to a place where you determine your own. But let me be clear: there is no single roadmap to recovery. No one can prescribe a single drug or a single treatment to make you whole again. Your best recovery will come from the methods that work best for you. The sooner you embrace that idea, the quicker you’ll recover.

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