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Social Security Works for America

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

In the heat of a Presidential election season and in light of a media that earns ratings by focusing on our divisions, we can forget that we are the United States of America. Although we may disagree among ourselves on many matters, some important concerns unite us. One of those unifying subjects is our Social Security system.

When Time Is More Than Money: Waiting for VA Benefits

Shad Meshad | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

As of August 22, 2015, the average length of time to complete a fully developed claim (FDC) for VA benefits was 141.1 days. What does "fully developed" mean? It means all the i's dotted and all the t's crossed. It means all the evidence supporting the claim is filed when the claim is initiated, there's no additional evidence, and it's filed electronically.

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition to Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some people are under the impression that cutting unnecessary Pentagon spending is a non-starter with all Republicans, or almost all of them. But in the recent past, there has been a substantial group of Republicans in the House who were willing to vote to cut the Pentagon budget.

The Mystifying Misperception

Joseph Graziano | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Joseph Graziano

Our political leaders have been called to step up and honor the promises made to our veterans for over ten years now. And the notion that the American veteran deserves better can -- and by now should -- be a bipartisan issue around which both sides of the aisle rally to action.

World War II Veteran Dies While Waiting For VA Benefits

Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact

A World War II veteran who fought with the U.S. army and invaded Normandy on D-Day died while waiting for his benefits to go through. Richard Scot...

Vets Surrender Uniforms Medals In Protest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

A group of Filipino World War II veterans put on an emotional display this week, turning over their uniforms and service medals in symbolic protest ov...

Veterans May Learn About Benefits Available to Them This Saturday at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Gary A. Brown | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. With a new group of veterans returning from the end of the Iraq deployment, we need to connect veterans and their families to the available benefits.

From Combat To Columbia University: Returning Troops Head To Ivy Leagues Despite Cuts To GI Bill

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Though recent cuts to the GI Bill have limited their academic options, returning troops are finding ways to offset the exorbitant costs of an Ivy Leag...

WATCH: Disabled Vet Exposes $61 Million Medicaid Scam

Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact

After nearly losing his life to negligent nursing care, a Vietnam veteran filed a whistleblower lawsuit that exposed a $61 million Medicaid scam, CNN....

Veterans Face Tougher Lending Environment in 2011

Chris Birk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Birk

VA loans have thrived in the face of foreclosure. But they haven't been immune to the overall tightening that has recently reshaped the lending industry.