Legion-Backed Bill Would Improve Maternal Health Care For Veterans

The American Legion MAR 25, 2021 An American Legion-supported piece of legislation that would lay a foundation to serve a young and more diverse veteran population has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The Protecting Moms Who Served Act was introduced by Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and has bipartisan support. Original co-sponsors include Chairwoman … Continue reading Legion-Backed Bill Would Improve Maternal Health Care For Veterans

COVID Vaccination Scheduling For Veterans

Attention Portland and Vancouver area Veterans 75 years of age and older; please watch for a phone call from VA Portland staff to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination. We will soon be expanding vaccinations to other VA Portland clinic locations and ramping up the volume of vaccinations. Watch the VA Portland website at http://www.portland.va.gov where Veterans … Continue reading COVID Vaccination Scheduling For Veterans

Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans, Military Members and Their Families

The following links to free tax preparation services will ensure current and former members of the military and their families have access to free tax preparation and electronic filing services to keep more of their hard earned money. IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance(VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are available to taxpayers that earned less … Continue reading Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans, Military Members and Their Families

VA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Dec. 15, 2020, 09:17:00 AM Vaccinations began this week! WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today publication of its dynamic VA COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, being executed at 37 sites across the country. VA began vaccinating Veterans and frontline employees this week, following the Food and Drug Administration’s Dec. 11 decision to issue an Emergency Use … Continue reading VA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

When COVID-19 Vaccine Comes, VA Will Be Ready

Planning is underway at VA to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available. VA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a phased plan based on five core ethical pillars: safety, maximizing the benefit of the vaccine, equity, fairness and transparency. Veteran and employee safety remain our #1 … Continue reading When COVID-19 Vaccine Comes, VA Will Be Ready

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

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