Tagged: Department of Veterans Affairs

Purple Heart recipients

Secretary Wilkie testifies that VA will accelerate disability benefits claims processing for Purple Heart Medal recipients

WASHINGTON — Today at a congressional hearing VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, it will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Secretary Wilkie announced his decision at a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related… Read more
VA News Release

VA NEWS: Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) (see below), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 that takes effect Feb. 19, 2019.  VA will not accept RAMP elections from… Read more
Apple Veterans Affairs

Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone

American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time,… Read more

Small Business Learning Series: Vets First Verification Program & Doing Business with the Department of Veterans Affairs

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs will be holding a webinar on the Vets First Verification Program & Doing Business with the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Small businesses are encouraged to attend. However, space is limited to the first 300 to RSVP. Webinar information, including link and dial-in number, will be provided to confirmed… Read more
Military Families Month

VA celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 with events honoring Veterans and their families

WASHINGTON — Yesterday evening President Donald J. Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” Beginning in 2017, President Trump proclaimed November… Read more

State of VA Community Town Hall – Live Q&A with: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

Scroll down for details and a link to the registration page (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Secretary of Veterans Affairs–Robert Wilkie–will host his first State of VA Community Town hall on Sept. 27  1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. The secretary and eight guest panelists will highlight the activity and direction of VA since his appointment to lead the department… Read more
VOBeacon News & Events

Veterans Affairs Official Charged With Taking Bribes To Help Business Associates Rig Federal Contracting Process

Defendant also allegedly used his official position to extort $10,000 from undercover FBI agent posing as the owner of a service-disabled-veteran owned small business DENVER – Dwane Nevins, age 54, of Denver, Robert Revis, age 59, and Anthony Bueno, age 43, were arrested today pursuant to warrants issued in connection with an indictment charging them with conspiring to pay and… Read more