Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would expand a program allowing veterans to seek care outside of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs network of medical facilities.
Several of those involved in the Veterans Administration’s study of how service dogs can be used to help treat veterans appealed on Thursday to members of Congress to expand the program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs still does not provide sufficient oversight to ensure that medical center employees contact newly-enrolled patients and accurately log patient wait times.
Document shredding is a systemic problem at regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a watchdog report.
The agency tasked with stocking alcohol on Naval bases told the nation’s only disabled-veteran-owned distillery it would not stock their spirits.
A whistleblower at the Phoenix VA Health Care System who spoke out about the mishandling of veteran suicides last year said last week that little has changed since hospital staff made national headlines for keeping secret wait lists two years ago.
A decorated Army combat veteran who accused the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of abandoning him in his battle against terminal cancer died last week.
Washington, D.C., had the highest veteran unemployment rate in the nation in 2015, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday would create a program to help connect veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with service dogs.
The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs cut its spending on scholarships for family members of prisoners of war and fallen soldiers by nearly $1 million during Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s tenure as director, according to an internal audit report.