Processing system will speed claims, care, new VA secretary tells Tampa crowd

Thanks for Your Patience!
​Moving Our Website Promises to Be an Ongoing Process, Until it is Finished You Will Still Be Able to Access All of the old military benefits news and questions at vetsvoice ​​

Popular

TAMPA — Speaking to a gathering of the nation’s oldest veterans service organization, Robert Wilkie introduced himself Friday as new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary and touted a plan to fix one of the oldest challenges facing those who served.

A new electronics record-keeping system will streamline efforts by veterans to obtain health care and other benefits, Wilkie told those attending the 123rd Annual Convention of Jewish War Veterans. The new system is designed for smoother transition of records from the Defense Department to the VA, speeding up what can be years of waiting.

"It is long past time that warriors like my father stopped carrying around an 800-page record," Wilkie said, drawing applause from the audience. His father, Robert Leon Wilkie, was an Army officer severely wounded during the Vietnam War.

In May, as acting secretary, Wilkie signed a contract valued at up to $10 billion over 10 years with health information company Cerner Corp. to adopt the same records-keeping system as the Pentagon. The result is expected to be seamless sharing of information through a secure system among Defense, the VA and community providers.

Valuable Info for Vets

Latest News 

The RV stood in the same downtown Minneapolis parking lot, day in and day out, never moving.
Don Novatney could see it from the building where he worked and wondered if someone was living inside. He hoped not — it was deep winter and frigid cold.


Print Edition-Summer

Veterans have new option to connect with VA medical center doctors
 As I awoke to a FaceTime request from my 4-year-old grandson on a Saturday morning, I couldn’t help but think back about his mother at roughly the same age.
She didn’t have a smartphone back then, but she’d just as eagerly call her grandparents with the push-button phone that hung on the wall in our kitchen. I’m sure she’d still remember those old push-button phones, but probably not the rotary phones that my generation used as children.
World Bible School
World Bible School will help 
you understand the Bible for Free.
The Complex VA Claims Process

Secondary Service Connection VA Disability

Mindfulness May Ease Tinnitus Symptoms
New research has found that a mindfulness-based approach to tinnitus could transform treatment of the condition.