By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides healthcare to veterans through medical centers and clinics owned and run by the federal government, although veterans can also see private doctors through the Choice if VA wait times are too long. The Department of Defense provides healthcare to current servicemembers, retirees and their families […]
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By Debbie Gregory. You wouldn’t think doctors, nurses, and other medical workers would be classified as “problem employees.” But many former medical professional employees have cost the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over $6 million. A recent investigation has uncovered that the VA, the nation’s largest employer of healthcare workers, has concealed the mistakes and […]
By Debbie Gregory. More than 20 percent of veterans receiving federal disability are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a figure that has tripled in the last decade, from approximately 345,000 cases in fiscal 2008 to more than 940,000 cases today. This includes all age groups, not just veterans from the recent wars. PTSD symptoms […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced the official launch of the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) initiative, a program that should deliver faster claims decisions for veterans. Veterans who submit their claim under DRC with accredited Veterans service organizations (VSO) can expect to receive a decision within 30 days from the […]
By Debbie Gregory. Although the National Work Queue initiative is reducing the claims backlog and improving processing wait times, the Department of Veterans Affairs is warning that this progress may be hindered by the backlog of veterans seeking to appeal decisions involving disability benefits. Whether the VA will receive the additional funds remains in question […]
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