Focus On Veterans

VA publishes finalnal regulation for veterans’ familyfamil caregivers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published its final regulation to improve and expand the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) with the final regulation going into effect on Oct. 1. Under the final regulation, PCAFC will include eligible veterans that have a single or combined service-connected disability rating by VA of 70 percent or […]

MDVA’s efforts are helping feed its community and reduce food waste

In Minnesota, food waste is 20 percent of our trash and at the same time, roughly 10 percent of our residents do not have consistent access to enough food. Additionally, food insecurity has recently increased because of COVID-19’s economic impact. In support of its communities and advancing sustainability, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is working with local partners […]

VA, America’s Adopt A Soldier partner to help veterans stay connected

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it is collecting laptop and mobile phone donations through an established partner non-profit organization, America’s Adopt A Soldier, to help veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness stay connected to their health care providers, case managers and loved ones. Through these donations, veterans can access treatment plans, medical support, social […]

VA and MAZON partner to support veteran food

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to improve and ensure veterans have reliable access to food. VA and MAZON will work together to distribute information to veterans to increase awareness about the risks associated with food insecurity and share the benefits of programs like the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance […]

VA health care first to have service codes for chaplain care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this month announced it has been approved to establish three new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for chaplain spiritual care. The new centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) health care settings provide 15-minute sessions each for chaplain pastoral and spiritual assessment services, individual counseling and group therapy. This is the […]

Study shows VA surgical care better than or equal to non-VA hospitals

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced VA hospitals outperform or match neighboring non-VA hospitals in surgical quality and overall patient safety satisfaction. The finding comes from a study conducted by VA and university researchers that was published June 26, in the Journal of Surgical Research. “The prospect of having surgery can be stressful,” said VA Secretary Robert […]

Online career fairs thrive in pandemic

DAV sees an influx of participants, needs in virtual events


More people are participating in virtual hiring events held in the wake of the pandemic. Submitted photo.While fears of layoffs and the spike in unemployment have been daily headlines as the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies ar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

VA expands funding for veterans at risk for homelessness during the pandemic

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance the department’s emergency relief response for veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

To better serve the growing population

VA holds first virtual (phone or online) Women Veterans Forum

Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers recently led VA’s first virtual Women Veterans Forum, which helped women veterans from across the country learn about the care and services they can receive at VA, and how VA is changing to better serve the growi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Help Heal Veterans donates craft kits to VA hospitals to help provide activities for veterans who are alone

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced last week the Help Heal Veterans has provided nearly 50,000 craft kits, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, to more than 90 VA facilities for veterans who are isolated. The departm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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