• 16Jul2014

    The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

    The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship program honors eight outstanding young men and women each year for their volunteer support of veterans in the name of DAV through the VA Voluntary Service Program (VAVS) and/or through…

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  • 15Jul2014

    President Obama Nominates New VA Secretary Robert McDonald

    In late June, President Obama formally announced the nomination of Army veteran and former Proctor & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to serve as the new Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department. DAV Washington Executive Director…

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  • 14Jul2014

    Family Matters

    DAV Helps Widow Stay in Home by Securing Overlooked DIC Benefits Thereasa Tyus normally looked forward to celebrating the holiday season with her large family in Detroit. But not last Christmas. In November 2013, instead of purchasing…

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  • 10Jul2014

    End of DAV’s Calendar Year

    DAV’s calendar year is nearly closing, and our ranks are rapidly expanding.This is good and exciting news as, in the next few years, nearly 500,000 veterans will transition from military service back into the civilian world.…

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  • 10Jul2014

    House Approves Healthy VA Increase, Weak Spots Remain

    The House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate for consideration legislation appropriating $158.2 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This represents an increase of $10.3 billion above the fiscal…

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  • 09Jul2014

    Scores of Veterans Facing Electronic Claims Expiration

    Hundreds of thousands of disability and compensation claims filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ eBenefits portal are incomplete and are beginning to expire. DAV wants to avoid a costly reset in their date of claim…

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  • 08Jul2014

    Transitioning And Your Benefits

    Military service changes everyone, whether your time in uniform was four years or 24 years. But, the important thing to remember is one may be entitled to benefits earned while in the armed forces. In fact, history shows most…

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  • 08Jul2014

    VA Care as Good as or Better than Private-Sector Hospitals

    Veterans’ satisfaction rates with the care they receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs is equal to or better than ratings for private-sector hospitals, according to an independent survey. The 2013 American Customer…

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  • 03Jul2014

    The Access Crisis

    As False Waiting Lists Are Uncovered, DAV Promotes Solutions A scandal that surfaced in Phoenix involving secret waiting lists and months-long wait times for veterans seeking health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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  • 30Jun2014

    DAV Calls for Quick Confirmation of New VA Secretary

    DAV Washington Executive Director Garry Augustine today made the following comments after President Barack Obama formally announced the nomination of Robert McDonald, an Army veteran and former CEO of Proctor & Gamble, to serve…

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