Q&A: Veterans seek help on Social Security planning confusion
Q: I am 50% combat-related disabled due to an injury suffered in the Vietnam War. I am now 67, but took Social Security at age 62. My wife works but wants to retire. We currently use her employer-sponsored health insurance.
Union Privileges Cost Veterans
'Official Time' puts the interests of unions above those served by the VA
Official Time is the practice of releasing employees to perform union functions while they are paid by the government agency — Veterans’ Affairs, in this instance. OPM estimated that Official Time cost the VA $46,868,149.40. This cost represented 253,691 employees performing 1,086,257 total hours.
VA stakeholders want more money, updated facilities and staff
With the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal and advanced appropriations, the veteran community has come together to remind lawmakers just how understaffed and outdated some (VA) facilities are.
Bill introduced in House of Representatives to help veterans exposed to burn pits
Reps. Elizabeth Esty, Ryan Costello and Betty McCollum introduced the Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act, which seeks to create a VA center focused on the “diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and
Once a fixed issue, the VA disability claims backlog is on the rise again
VA officials insist it’s only a temporary problem, due to an unexpected rise in the number of new cases that flooded into the system over the last few months. They’re confident the 30,000-case increase in the backlog since last fall will be brought back down again in coming weeks.
County Hopes Veterans Will Seek Its Help With Federal Claims
If you’re a veteran and you need to apply for federal benefits, in theory you can fill out the paperwork by yourself. In reality, it might not be so simple.
The Marine Corps has begun outreach to hundreds of thousands of veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., at least 30 days from August 1953 to December 1987,