Taking care of our heroes, because they took care of us

Every child has a hero, sometimes in their own home


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At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we take care of heroes, because they fought for us. We believe every Veteran should live a happy, healthy life because they risked their lives to protect and serve the United States of America.

We operate more than 1,400 sites of care and offer the largest and most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. We strive to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to our Nations heroes: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” Here at VHA we take that promise to heart, every day, it’s the guiding force behind everything we do.

How do we make good on Lincoln’s promise? By hiring a diverse team of professionals that embodies our values and is dedicated to providing Veterans with the utmost assistance, medical, financial and others, when needed most. And as our Nation’s heroes evolve to include more female Veterans, VA has shifted its’ focus to encompass the needs of both traditional and new Veterans. We are a Veteran-focused team of forward-thinkers, and we give our employees all the opportunities they need to advance their skills so they may provide our Veterans and their families with the best care possible.

Are you ready to join a team that is dedicated to serving our Nation’s heroes? Join VA and discover how you can make a difference.

Author

Dan Green

Comments

  1. NELIDA GARCIA    

    MI ESPOSO COMBATIO EN LA GUERRA DE VIETNAM DONDE EL AGENTE NARANJA HIZO DANO A MUCHAS PERSONAS. LOS ANOS DEL 68 AL 70 CUMPLIO EL TIEMPO REQUERIDO POR LA LEY EN AQUEL ENTONCES; SIENDO INFANTERO Y LUEGO PREPARABA EL “YERBICIDA ” SIN PROTECCION NINGUNA PARA LUEGO DISPERSARLO POR DONDE LE ASIGNARAN.
    SUFRIO DE UN INFARTO CARDIACO, 2 DERRAMES CEREBRAL; QUEDANDO CIEGO EN EL PRIMERO, SIN MENCIONAR LA NEUROPATIA PERIFERICA POR LA QUE ESTABA PASANDO.
    EL PTSD NO ES FACIL DE MANEJAR. HA SUFRIDO DELIRIO DE PARASITOSIS, FUE OPERADO DEL CORAZON { 2 BY PASS } TAMBIEN SE LE REALIZO UN IMPLANTE DE LAS CERVICALES, TIENE MUY POCA COORDINACION AL CAMINAR, SUS PASOS SON INCIERTOS, POR MOMENTOS SUFRE DE DEMENCIA, PERO LO MAS QUE LO ATORMENTA AHORA MISMO ES LA NEUROPATIA PERIFERICA, QUE HA PENSADO EN OCASIONES QUITARSE LA VIDA.
    NO PUEDO DESCRIBIR LA ANGUSTIA QUE ESTAMOS VIVIENDO; Y NUESTRO ANHELO ES QUE TERMINE EL DESESPERANTE DOLOR DE LA NEUROPATIA QUE LO CONSUME CADA DIA MAS.
    SOMOS PUERTORRIQUENOS Y ME NIEGO A CREER QUE ESTAMOS EN SEGUNDO O EN ULTIMO LUGAR EN LA NACION AMERICANA.
    QUIERO QUE QUEDE CLARO QUE TENGO ESPERANZAS DE QUE ESTO NO SEA REAL. ESPERO ALGUIEN LEA ESTAS PALABRAS PARA RECIBIR LA AYUDA QUE NECESITA PARA SU SALUD

    GRACIAS: N. GARCI.

  2. Carla Newton    

    I was told by the Phoenix VA for eight years that I had arthritis in my neck despite worsening symptoms of spinal cord compression. By the time an MRI was done and the csyt was found the years of cord compression caused permanent neurological damage. My health, family, employment and finances have been destroyed. My service connected PTSD has been exacerbated by the new permanent psychical disability. I am now considered a spinal cord injury patient not from the surgery to remove the cyst but from all the years my spinal cord was compressed. Will the VA be held responsible? Not so far, they are dismissing my concerns just as they did for the past eight years. I do not think that President Lincoln meant for my military service to be dismissed in such a manner and “MyVA” is an empty campaign jingle meant to cover up gross negligence.

  3. Billy J Shafer    

    What do I have to do to get help. I am into my third year of trying to get back in the system and all I get is the run around.
    Filled out form 10-10EZ three times. No answer from anyone.
    Filled out form 10-5345a six times which I don’t think anyone reads. Because I get it back with an instruction sheet on how to fill it out. First time it was sent to the wrong address. Even though it was filled out per instruction with my current address on it.

    About ready to just give up. Join the ranks of the ones that die off waiting for help.I guess I can put up with the nightmares a few more years. Real pity that a country will ask you to fight for it. Then throw you away like trash after the battle is over.

    1. Megan Moloney    

      Billy, I’m sorry you’ve had such a tough time getting a response on your healthcare application. There is a new online application — no forms — you can use to apply. Go to https://www.vets.gov/healthcare/apply/. You’ll need a few things to start the application, including your most recent tax return, social security numbers for yourself and your dependents and account numbers for any current insurance programs in which you are already enrolled. Once completed, you should hear back in about a week.

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