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.

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VA Director Reviews VA Achievements and Future Improvement Opportunities

VA Secretary McDonald looks back on two years of successes and future opportunities to improve services for veterans.  As he states: “We and our Veteran Service Organization partners know that the best place for Veterans to receive care is at VA, and we are working to make that care as accessible as ever through same day access, telemedicine, increased clinical space, and on and on as part of our MyVA Transformation.”

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Veteran Service Organizations Provide Input to VA Commission on Care

Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) remain united in the belief that the VA health care system must be reformed, strengthened and sustained because of the unique, specialized veteran-focused health care it provides to vets. They recognize that the VA cannot meet every health care need of vets in all locations at all times, and it should integrate non-VA community care providers to fill these gaps.  The VSO goal is to supplement VA health care, not to replace it.

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VA makes changes to Veterans Choice Program

On December 1st, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a number of changes to make participation in the Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for Veterans who need to use it. The move, which streamlines eligibility requirements, follows feedback from Veterans along with Veteran Service Organizations working on their behalf.

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