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Thu, 9 Apr 2020 11:40:00 EDT

Karen Brazell to Perform Duties of Assistant Secretary for VA Office of Enterprise Integration
Under the direction of President Trump, April 7, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie named, U.S. Army Veteran, Karen Brazell to perform the Duties of Assistant Secretary for VA's Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI). More...

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:11:00 EDT

CARES Act helping VA boost protections for Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun implementing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, signed into law March 27, to protect America's Veterans. More...

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 13:43:00 EDT

VA appeals production at all time high
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) VA Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) hit a production milestone, April 1, at the fiscal year (FY) 2020 halfway point issuing more than 52,000 decisions which is approximately 15% more than the previous year. More...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 09:47:00 EDT

President Trump tasks VA Chief of Staff Pamela J. Powers to perform duties of Deputy Secretary
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, April 6, President Trump has directed VA Chief of Staff Pamela J. Powers to perform the duties of Deputy VA Secretary. More...

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 09:19:00 EDT

VA extends financial, benefits and claims relief to Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, April 3, a number of actions to provide Veterans with financial, benefits and claims help amid VA's COVID-19 response. More...

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 16:32:00 EDT

VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange campus, to assist COVID-19 response
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened 20 beds (15 acute care and 5 intensive care) at its East Orange, NJ Medical Center, April 1, to non-Veteran, critical and non-critical COVID-19 patients to help assist the Northern New Jersey region in i More...

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:35:00 EDT

VA wins 16 awards boosting customer service for America's Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received 16 Gears of Government Awards, this March, for work in the department aimed at improving customer service and fostering medical innovations for Veterans. More...

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:37:00 EDT

VA expands virtual services to support Veterans amid regional office closures due to COVID-19 pandemic
Veterans continue to receive benefits and services after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the public, March 19, in response to COVID-19. More...

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:48:00 EDT

VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to increase outreach during COVID-19 outbreak
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT

VA to assist New York City with COVID-19 response
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is opening a total of 50 beds (35 acute care and 15 intensive care unit) to non-Veteran, non-COVID patients to help assist New York City in its COVID-19 response efforts. More...



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