• VA researchers receive top award for early-career scientists

    Four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

  • VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

    VA will not accept RAMP elections from Veterans with a legacy appeal after Feb. 15, 2019; however, RAMP claims pending on or after Feb. 15 will continue to be processed until the inventory is complete.

  • Application period opens Feb. 25 for 2019 National Veterans Golden Age Games

    The annual competition is one of the most progressive and adaptive rehabilitative senior sports programs in the world, and hundreds of Veterans from across the country are expected to take part.

  • Little Rock, Arkansas, becomes latest community to declare effective end to Veteran homelessness

    VA and local resources form a band of care that provides a holistic support system for Veterans and their families, including those who are experiencing homelessness.

  • VA and the American Physical Therapy Association form partnership to support Veterans’ health

    The partnership coordinates strengths of both organizations to benefit all Veterans and their families, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by helping to raise awareness of physical therapy and create new employment and practice opportunities.

  • VA General Counsel Jim Byrne named VA acting deputy secretary

    Prior to joining VA, Byrne served in Lockheed Martin Corp.’s legal department as the chief privacy officer and lead information technology, cyber security and counterintelligence attorney.

  • VA announces whole health flagship sites

    VA has released the names of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship sites, which are spread around the country within the VA health-care system and are focused on empowering and equipping Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being.

  • VA announces plan to dispose of or reuse all its vacant buildings in 24 months

    “Maintaining vacant buildings, including close to 100 from the Revolutionary War and Civil War, makes no sense and we’re working as quickly as possible to get them out of our inventory,” VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin said.

  • VA makes gains in faster disability claims processing

    The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments […]

  • I don’t know what it’s like: New PSAs

    Joining Forces, an initiative launched by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, has reached out through their Veterans Crisis Hotline PSAs.

  • Another Step Toward Making the Claims Process Faster

    The VA is piloting a partnership with the company DOMA to expedite the transfer of medical records for claims.

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