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 VA makes progress on resolution of legacy appeals - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Appeals Management Office (AMO) significantly reduced disability compensation legacy appeals inventory during the last nine months as part of the department’s long-term legacy resolution plan. (1/21/20)

 VA announces proposed rule regarding equal treatment of faith-based organizations in VA-supported social service programs - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule, Jan. 16, that would implement President Trump’s, May 3, 2018, Executive Order (EO) establishing a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative, to remove regulatory barriers allowing religious and non-religious organizations equal treatment in VA-supported programs.  (1/16/20)

 VA’s Veterans Health Administration Central Office gets realignment to improve care for Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Jan. 1, the redesign of the Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO) as part of its modernization efforts.  (1/9/20)

Secretary Wilkie's Statement Regarding House Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe's Retirement Announcement - Rep. Phil Roe played a critical role in the most comprehensive overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs this nation has seen in generations. His legacy includes writing the bill that gave Veterans real, permanent choice; putting us on a path to modernizing our electronic health records; and making sure VA remains accountable to the Veterans it serves (1/3/20)

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin deciding claims for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Philippine Standard Time, Jan. 1, 2020, as the Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office.  (12/31/19)

VA receives high marks for communicating with the public - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received an “A” grade in November from a nonpartisan organization that evaluates the ability of federal agencies and businesses to communicate clearly with the public. (12/20/19)

VA’s Patient Statement portal now available online - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 18, that Veterans now have digital access to patient statements through AccessVA using their secure information for DS Logon, ID.me or MyHealtheVet Premium. (12/20/19)

VA introduces new direct deposit options for Veterans, beneficiaries - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in partnership with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), launched the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP), available starting Dec. 20. (12/17/19)

VA announces proposal to increase access to dental care - Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has submitted to Congress a waiver request and pilot program under Section 152 of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act) to improve access to dental care for Veterans.  (12/13/19)

VA extends benefits to offshore Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans January 1st - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begins deciding Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 claims, Jan. 1, 2020, extending the presumption of herbicide exposure that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. (12/12/19)

VA improves health care facility performance transparency - The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 11, key changes to increase transparency and ensure Veterans have the best information regarding the performance of VA health care facilities. (12/11/19)

VA, Walmart open telehealth locations to serve Veterans in rural areas - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart cut the ribbon in Asheboro, North Carolina, Dec. 10, for a new VA-led Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations (ATLAS) services pilot location. (12/10/19)

VA recognized for health IT innovations directly impacting Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes an impact, driving change and advancement, in the federal health information technology market. (12/10/19)

VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals plans virtual hearings in 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) and Office of Information and Technology (OIT) are working towards nationwide availability of virtual hearings for Veterans next year, allowing access using their mobile phone or laptop via the VA Video Connect app. (12/9/19)

VA web-based patient tool surpasses five million users - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accomplished a record landmark Oct. 15, when the agency registered more than 5 million users on My HealtheVet, which encourages Veterans to take control of their health. (12/9/19)


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