Tag Archives: Benefits

Winter Haven Stand Down is a “WRAP”

VA and community volunteers assisted hundreds of DC Veterans A cold, rainy day couldn’t keep the volunteers from the Winter Haven Stand Down. As the hundreds of Veterans entered the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center from the frigid weather outside, …

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Winston-Salem VA employees serve North Carolina Veterans at claims clinic

Last Saturday, hours before sunrise, North Carolina Veterans formed a line outside Goodwill Industries in Winston-Salem, N.C., to speak directly with VA employees about the status of their benefits and other VA services. This free weekend claims clinic was the …

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Desert Storm anniversary remembered. What are your stories?

Today marks the anniversary of the start of the Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. On January 17, 1991, the coalition air campaign began with massive aerial bombings of targets in Iraq and Kuwait. VA offers a variety of …

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VA program helps beneficiaries stricken with spina bifida

When Evelyna Castro sees herself in a wheelchair she doesn’t think of herself as disabled. Instead, she has turned her disability into something positive. Born with spina bifida, a debilitating spinal disorder that happens when a baby is in the …

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New Economic Opportunity Report Informs MyVA Innovation

New economic opportunity report compares Veteran/Non-Veteran outcomes, allows VA to make informed decisions for Veterans’ benefits and service programs.

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Ten things veterans should know about burn pits

VA launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in response to concerns that Veterans were experiencing a range of respiratory illnesses possibly associated with exposure to burn pits. The registry is open to many Veterans and active-duty Servicemembers who deployed to various locations. This guide describes why you should participate in the registry and how it might help uncover links between exposures and certain health conditions.

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Moving toward a Veteran-centered VA

How human-centered design can help VA prioritize people over processes. Chris returned to the room with his beloved trumpet case. He gently picked it up, raised it to his lips, and began playing. Just 30 minutes earlier, I was afraid …

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DATA: VA making progress in access, accountability, other areas

VA released five new fact sheets today updating progress in the key areas of access to care and benefits, accountability, implementation of the Choice Act and hospital quality care measures.

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“Road to Veterans Day” Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA

The “Road to Veterans Day” initiative, announced on Sept. 8 by Secretary Bob McDonald, has resulted in significant progress for Veterans over the past three months. During that time, VA has taken deliberate actions to improve service delivery for Veterans, …

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Starting an online business from a Veteran’s perspective

With my business, I failed more times than I can count–and I say that proudly! Every time I failed, I learned one more vital lesson to achieving success. If you’re feeling discouraged at lack of progress, you’re heading in the right direction. There are barriers any new entrepreneur will encounter, and those who persist will inevitably succeed. As Veterans, we’ve ascertained a distinct advantage in our determination and positive spirit. You can utilize your military experience to build something awesome.

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