DAV helps military sexual trauma survivor secure earned benefits

July 8, 2024 — Washington, D.C. — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization has successfully assisted Army veteran Lisa Szafaryn Garcia in securing service connection for PTSD related to military sexual trauma (MST). Garcia, who enlisted in 1978, faced decades of struggle after an assault in her barracks. With DAV’s advocacy, she received long-overdue recognition […]

VA: avoiding DBQ fraud scams

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively combating fraudulent practices targeting veterans, especially involving Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs). Fraudsters attempt to deceive veterans by offering unauthorized services or requesting fees for completing DBQs, which are designed to assist in the disability compensation claims process. Common scams and identification Fraudsters use various tactics to exploit […]

Embrace innovation at VA, take career to new heights

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to fostering innovation and providing opportunities for career growth through its various programs and initiatives. The VA’s latest efforts include the Innovation Fellowship Program and expanded remote work options, allowing employees to make significant contributions while achieving a work-life balance. Innovation Fellowship Program The VA’s Innovation Fellowship […]

Partnerships, social work: VA’s strategy for veteran support

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has unveiled a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing support for veterans through strategic partnerships and advanced social work initiatives. This approach underscores the VA’s commitment to improving veterans’ access to essential services and care. The strategy leverages partnerships with organizations such as AMVETS […]

Upholding democracy: veterans leading the ‘Vet the Vote’ campaign in Arizona

Tucson, AZ — Every election cycle, over 100 government agencies across Arizona work diligently to recruit and train thousands of poll workers and election officials. Despite their efforts, a nationwide shortage of poll workers and election officials, including in Arizona, threatens the efficiency and integrity of our elections. To address this challenge, the non-partisan “Vet […]

Prosthetic options expand for women veterans

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced significant advancements in prosthetic care specifically designed for women veterans. Recognizing the unique needs of women, the VA is expanding its range of prosthetic devices, including customized limbs and adaptive equipment. This initiative aims to enhance mobility and quality of life for women veterans, […]

Rural health care for Native American veterans: Addressing access issues in remote areas

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to improving health care access for Native American veterans living in rural areas. Efforts include enhancing telehealth services, increasing collaborations with local tribal health programs, and expanding outreach to ensure these veterans receive the care they need. These initiatives aim to address the unique challenges faced by […]

Hearth program helps high-risk veterans transition to stable housing

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently highlighted the success of its Homeless Evidence and Research Synthesis (HEARTH) program in assisting high-risk veterans transition to stable housing. The program is part of the VA’s ongoing efforts to combat veteran homelessness and improve the overall well-being of veterans across the nation. The […]

VA announces updates on loan guaranty programs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued updates regarding loan guaranty programs, including adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (HARMs), and temporary buydowns. These changes aim to provide more flexible home financing options for veterans and their families, ensuring better support and accessibility in the housing market. For more details on the latest […]

G.I. Bill celebrates 80 years of transforming American dream for veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates the 80th anniversary of the G.I. Bill, a landmark legislation that has empowered millions of veterans with education, housing, and employment opportunities since its inception. Over eight decades, the G.I. Bill has significantly contributed to the personal and professional growth of veterans, enabling them to achieve their […]