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Veterans Benefits

This week in Congress: Budget deadlines loom

Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of March 24.

Once a fixed issue, the VA disability claims backlog is on the rise again

The problem of overdue first-time cases had been stable for a year before increasing in recent month…

VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to…

Democrats blast GOP health care plan as dangerous for veterans

A change in the legislation this week appears to leave millions of veterans ineligible for tax credi…

Human resources problems causing hiring, retention headaches for VA

Outside analysts say the new federal hiring freeze is complicating the problem even further.

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This week in Congress: Budget deadlines loom

Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of March 24.

Once a fixed issue, the VA disability claims backlog is on the rise again

The problem of overdue first-time cases had been stable for a year before increasing in recent month…

VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to…

Democrats blast GOP health care plan as dangerous for veterans

A change in the legislation this week appears to leave millions of veterans ineligible for tax credi…

Human resources problems causing hiring, retention headaches for VA

Outside analysts say the new federal hiring freeze is complicating the problem even further.

VA claims its suicide hotline problems are now fixed

New data released from the department says 99 percent of calls are being handled by VA staffers, ins…

Advocates push for more focus on women vets in the wake of military scandals

A new measure would provide more health care and programs at VA for women veterans.

Report: More than one-fourth of veterans' suicide hotline calls to go to backup lines

The VA Inspector General's office says more improvements are needed to the emergency response system…