This week saw VA’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. Among the highlights: An overall budget increase of 10.5 percent, $135 million for homeless Veteran programs (up 33 percent), $403 million for enhanced medical care for female Vets (an increase of $60 million), and nearly $2.2 billion to implement systems and hire folks to increase IT capabilities. Check out the full report for details.
Take a look at a Marine’s advice on how to tackle the generous yet complex GI Bill.
Sometimes two problems can be solved with a single solution. That’s the thinking behind VA’s effort to train homeless Veterans to work in VA’s network of 131 national cemeteries.
The Veterans Crisis Line has fielded 500,000 calls from Veterans since 2007, which has lead to 20,000 rescues of Veterans in a mental health crisis. Veterans can call 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255, chat online, and now text 838255 for help.
One year ago today, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, a program that offers a renewed opportunity for education/training and job assistance to unemployed Veterans, started accepting applications.
Director of the Office of Corporate Communications at the Veterans Benefits Administration
The backlog of disability claims for Veterans is getting a lot of media coverage, and everyone throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the Secretary on down, has acknowledged that this is an urgent problem they are working to fix.
Dietetic Intern at the VA Medical Center in Memphis
MyPlate is the nutrition guide that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes as a recommendation for Americans. As seen in the picture below, it depicts a plate with all four food groups—fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein—with a cup of dairy on the side.