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Jan 5, 2016 | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Sep 11, 2015 | Military Times

Veterans jobless rates drop to historic lows

The unemployment rate for veterans dropped to a seven-year low in August, and the rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans fell to the lowest level since federal officials started tracking that population.

Sep 11, 2015 | Military Times

Veterans jobless rates drop to historic lows

The unemployment rate for veterans dropped to a seven-year low in August, and the rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans fell to the lowest level since federal officials started tracking that population.

Mar 3, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

House Votes Give VA Chief Power to Recoup Executive Bonuses

The House passed a bill late Monday that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to recoup bonuses from senior executives implicated in manipulating patient wait-time data last year and other wrongdoing.

Jan 8, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

Clay Hunt veteran suicide bill returns in new Congress

A bill to overhaul veteran suicide prevention programs is getting another chance in Congress after being scuttled last month by a retiring Senate budget hawk.

Jan 24, 2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. House committee schedules hearing on Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires' outbreak

The U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a hearing next month into the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Pittsburgh VA that may have killed as many as three veterans, the committee announced today.

Jan 23, 2013 | Navy Times

Bill: Require in-state tuition for GI Bill vets

Public colleges and universities would be pressured to charge in-state tuition for nonresident veterans under bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives.