Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Would You Choose Email Notification From the VA?

Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s oversight and investigations panel, has proposed a new bill: HR 2383.  HR 2383 is a bill that would authorize the VA to send out notifications and other communication to veterans via e-mail instead of via regular postal mail. With over 895,000 claims pending in …

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New Study Shows Link Between Purple Heart Awards and Longevity

  A brand new study (published online only yesterday, it’s not even out in physical print yet!) reveals some information that is likely highly interesting to veterans of all ages. First, a few statistics to help understand the implications of rest of the information: Most combat veterans who are awarded the Purple Heart do not …

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The Veterans Appeals Improvement Act of 2011

This May 31st, 2011, The House of Representatives did something for veterans that should help those who file an appeal for a denied claim.  Often, when a claim is denied, the veteran recomposes the information they’re submitting, and presenting any new evidenced for the validity of their claim and the reasons why they deserve VA …

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