Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Fired After Seeking Help for Disability Pay RehiredFederal investigators say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs fired an employee in retaliation for seeking congressional help in finding his lost VA benefits claims folder.
VA Problems Mount As Missteps ContinueThe Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact.
VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange DisputeTwo Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin's nomination for the Veterans Affairs' top health post.
Government Data Shows Number Of Patients Facing Long Waits At VA Facilities Has Not DroppedThe Associated Press has found that since the summer, the number of medical appointments delayed 30 to 90 days has largely stayed flat.
Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For VeteransIn an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
House Approves VA Health Care OverhaulSenate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.
Report: Retaliation by Supervisors Common at VA A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.
House Chairman: 'I Don't Believe Anybody At The Table Is Telling The Truth From The VA'The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it.
In Rush to Cut Benefits Backlog, VA Made Errors In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits, the department's inspector general's office said Monday.
VA Review Finds 'Significant And Chronic' FailuresReport finds need for more resources and transparency.
VA Falls Short on Female Medical Issues Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
Virginia U.S. Senators Seek VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation Virginia's Democratic U.S. senators are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to resign.