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VA News Release

VA Launches Program Aimed at Providing Veterans More Options in Claims Disagreements

WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will launch the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP,” with the goal of providing Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their benefit claims. RAMP will provide expanded opportunities for Veterans to enter the new, more efficient claims review process outlined in… Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Will Benefit Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Veterans First Contracting Program to give preference to SDVOSBs and VOSBs On June 16, 2016 the Supreme Court held that 38 U.S.C. 8127(d) applies to all contracts including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and orders placed against the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts. The Court also held the “rule of two” contracting procedures in section 8127(d) are not limited to those… Read more

Public Service Recognition Week May 3rd May 9th, 2015

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by… Read more

VA Changes Eligibility Requirements Removing "Net Worth" as a Factor

The Department of Veteran Affairs is making changes to the way it determines eligibility for VA Health Care, a change that will result in more Veterans being able to access Health-Care Benefits they earned and deserve. This change was announced in a VA press release issues on March 17th. The VA is eliminating the use of net worth as a… Read more

Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting With Keynote Speaker Col. Oliver North

The Problem? In recent years with the war on terrorism and the poor economy, the rate of unemployment and homelessness has increased for the Veteran community. What Are We Going To Do About It? We will be hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings inviting elected officials, the Department of Veteran Affairs, non-profit organizations, Veteran students, landlords, brokers, realtors and… Read more

VA Launches New Health Care Website Devoted to Women Who Served

The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a health care website devoted strictly to women. Here are a few interesting facts about women veterans that help explain why a greater emphasis on women veteran’s healthcare is so desperately needed: 1.  The average age of women veterans in 2009 was 46 compared to male veterans at age 63; 2.  Females make… Read more

Operation Boots to Business Program to Introduce Returning Vets to Entrepreneurship

Operation Boots to Business Introduces Returning Veterans to Entrepreneurship The Boots to Business program uses a multi-phased approach to introduce transitioning service members to the fundamentals of small business ownership and to the SBA tools and resources available to them. The SBA aims to ultimately provide entrepreneurship awareness and opt-in training nationwide to the 250,000 service members from all branches… Read more