United States House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the effects the government shutdown is having on benefits and services to veterans.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and […]

10/09/2013

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VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet a requirement set by President Obama.

02/11/2013

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