Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Legislative Priorities for New Administration

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has provided a list of five key legislative priorities for the next administration in an effort to ensure key Veterans Affairs (VA) issues remain at the forefront of the administration’s objectives.

Read more at http://bit.ly/2gbrCSs and see the VA’s latest semiannual report on ongoing improvement initiatives at http://bit.ly/2h0FArA.

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Pending Legislation for Modernization of the VA Appeals Process

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is working with other Veteran Service Organizations to have the Senate and the House bring to the floor and pass legislation that would modernize the Veterans Affairs disability appeals process.  The goal is to have Congress pass the bill and send it to the President for his signature before the end of the year.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2fmLjTW

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Free Benefit Guidance Information Seminars for Veterans

With millions of veterans around the nation, every community could use more access to free, expert information on the benefits they’ve earned and need.  Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Service Officers are increasing their outreach efforts in the New Year to provide more seminars to groups around the country.  These information seminars include a comprehensive rundown of what benefits are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies.

Read More: http://bit.ly/1J0iuVh

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Disabled American Veterans Executive Director’s comments on VA

Garry J. Augustine, Vietnam veteran and Executive Director of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Washington Headquarters, recently addressed the need to build a strong Veterans Affairs organization. In his address to the DAV National Convention, he said that what we have today is an opportunity to use the attention that Congress, the media and the American public have focused on veterans’ issues to finally create the VA that veterans need and deserve.

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV) announces VA reform proposals

The National Legislative Director of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a key veteran service organization, recently spoke at the DAV’s national convention. Her address highlighted DAV’s proposed framework to “rebuild, restructure, realign and reform” the VA Health System. In the address, she encourages Congress and the VA leadership to work together to resolve any VA problems and to create a system that reflects our country’s true commitment to those who served.

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Tricare Choice Proposal: A Comprehensive Overview

Washington policymakers will soon begin consideration of the biggest overhaul of the military health care system since Tricare replaced CHAMPUS in the early 1990s — changes that would shift millions of beneficiaries to commercial, private-sector health plans.  The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, which proposed the Tricare Choice program in its recently issued final report, says the move would save the Pentagon billions of dollars while greatly enhancing health services for nearly 9.2 million active-duty family members, retirees and their dependents.  The Military Coalition, a group …

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Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Mobile Service Office (MSO) Program

DAV’s Mobile Service Offices (MSOs) travel to smaller towns and rural communities across the country to counsel, educate and assist veterans and their families on the benefits available to them.  The MSO program provides support to veterans developing, filing and winning claims for benefits administered under federal, state and local laws.  The MSOs extend services that are available at DAV’s permanently located offices.

For more on the MSOs and links to a calendar of when and where they’ll be go to:  http://bit.ly/1t9uWw6

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DAV calls for Congress to guarantee timely VA appropriations

In marking the one-year anniversary of the 16-day federal government shutdown, which caused huge disruptions for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has called on Congress to guarantee veterans are protected from future shutdowns and late appropriation bills.  DAV has urged Congress to ensure that if there are future budget delays, or even another government shutdown, there is not a disruption to veterans’ programs, benefits and services.

Learn more at: http://bit.ly/1sZNWjz

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Email Alert – 10 JUN 2014: DAV Statement on Current Congressional Proposals on VA Healthcare

As the Senate, the House and the Department of Veterans Affairs are racing to enact new legislative, regulatory and administrative fixes to VA’s access problems, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) urges all parties to ensure that any new proposals improve veterans’ health outcomes and preserve the veterans’ health care system by adhering to five core principles.


Read more at:  http://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2014/dav-statement-current-congressional-proposals-address-current-va-health-care-access-problems/

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