News Releases - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Menu
Menu
Veterans Crisis Line Badge

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

 

News Releases

 VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan - The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff. (3/27/20)

 After OPM action, VA invites retired medical personnel back to work - The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), March 19, to waive a section of federal law that governs retired VA workers. (3/24/20)

 Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic - President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (3/22/20)

 VA national cemeteries to adjust operations in response to COVID-19 - All U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, effective March 23 — as part of the agency’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) — committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors will discontinue until further notice.  (3/20/20)

VA announces change to urgent care in Community Care Network Region 1 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is transitioning its urgent care network manager, effective March 18, from TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc. (Optum), which is part of United Health Group, Inc., in Community Care Network Region 1. (3/11/20)

VA announces safeguards to protect nursing home and spinal cord injury patients - While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still considers COVID-19 to be a low threat to the general American public, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, March 10, new safeguards aimed at limiting COVID-19 exposure risk for two of its most susceptible patient populations: nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients. (3/10/20)

VA intends to suspend enrollment of new GI Bill students at University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation, Bellevue University and Temple University - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), acting within its required approval authority under the law limiting certain advertising, sales, and enrollment practices, notified the University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation (Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University), Bellevue University and Temple University, March 9, of the agency’s intent to disapprove the enrollment of new GI Bill students at these institutions.  (3/9/20)

VA publishes proposed regulations to improve the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register March 6 that would improve and standardize VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) and ensure the program regulations reflect changes required by the VA MISSION Act of 2018.  (3/4/20)

VA resolution of legacy appeals reaches another milestone - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) disability compensation appeals dropped below 75,000, Feb. 11.  (3/3/20)

VA’s judge employment peaks, as department continues record breaking appeals progress - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) hired seven new Veterans Law Judges (VLJs) effective March 1, to help the Board continue its record-breaking progress adjudicating Veterans appeals. (3/2/20)

VA partners with Verizon, Medivis and Microsoft to advance health care services for Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partnered with Verizon, Medivis and Microsoft, effective Feb. 12, as part of its efforts to deliver Veterans VA’s first advanced, 5G-enabled, clinical care system at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. (2/18/20)

VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $243 billion budget request for fiscal year 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a proposed $243.3 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021. (2/10/20)

Secretary Wilkie statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address - VA Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement today (2/4/20)

Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie - Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie regarding a personnel action (2/3/20)

VA encourages communities to volunteer and recognize hospitalized Veterans during National Salute to Veteran Patients week - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor hospitalized Veterans at VA medical centers, clinics and facilities nationwide from Feb. 9-15 during National Salute to Veteran Patients. (2/3/20)


Search VA News Releases

(mm/dd/yyyy)
(mm/dd/yyyy)