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VA Allocates $400M COVID-19 Relief Funding

VA Expands Funding For Emergency Response For Veterans Experiencing Or At Risk Of Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic July 16, 2020, 11:49:00 AM WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today 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 … Continue reading VA Allocates $400M COVID-19 Relief Funding

VA Holds First Virtual Women Veterans Forum

WASHINGTON – Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers on Tuesday 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 growing population of women Veterans.  “You have a voice in VA, and … Continue reading VA Holds First Virtual Women Veterans Forum

VA Claims Backlog Grows Due To COVID-19

VA backlog of claims grows to 119,000 as work stopped for coronavirus By Nikki Wentling/Stars and Stripes JUN 04, 2020 The backlog of Department of Veterans Affairs claims has grown by tens of thousands of cases since the department halted work because of the coronavirus pandemic, top VA officials said Wednesday. There were 119,000 backlogged … Continue reading VA Claims Backlog Grows Due To COVID-19

Veteran Trust in VA Reaches All-Time High

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced Veteran trust in VA reached 80% in April, reflecting a 19% increase since January 2017.  Each quarter Veterans Signals (VSignals), VA’s customer experience feedback program, randomly surveys approximately 257,000 Veterans with recent interactions VA-wide with claims, appeals, health care, memorials and other services to rate … Continue reading Veteran Trust in VA Reaches All-Time High

VA National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services

VA national cemeteries resume committal and memorial services halted by the COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries will resume committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries.  VA national cemeteries will contact families who were unable to hold a committal service due to the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading VA National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services

Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable US Flags By American Legion F&J Ravin Post 134

The United States Flag Code specifies disposal of the flag in a dignified manner when it is worn out or no longer a fitting symbol to display. Typically this is achieved by respectfully burning or cutting up the flag according to a defined procedure. In accordance with its mission of “Helping Veterans and Serving Our … Continue reading Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable US Flags By American Legion F&J Ravin Post 134

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course – Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations

May 7, 2020, 10:56:00 AM  Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations  VA Releases Three-Phase Plan for Post-COVID-19 Operations That Maximizes Veterans’ Safety Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a three-phase plan for resuming regular operations at its medical centers, benefit offices and national cemeteries in … Continue reading Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course – Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations