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Extra Thanks for VBA Workers From Your Nerd-in-Residence

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

(the Winston-Salem VARO before and after pictures, showing VBMS kicking in for real...) The Dept of Veterans Affairs does a lot of different thing...

Shutdown Hits Veterans Affairs Backlog

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says the government shutdown has halted the progress it was making in reducing a ...

Will Wrigley

Senators To Obama: End Veterans Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging his "direct and public involvement" in fixing ...

Veterans Disability Claims Backlog, Setting the Record Straight

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

There's a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Setting the record straight requires some honest brokering with many years experience in both customer service and writing computer software.

Chelsea Kiene

Veterans Present Petition To White House Calling Obama To Fix Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans met with senior White House officials Wednesday to express what they are calling an urgent need...

Katy Hall

What Our Kids Will Be Paying For Decades

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Iraq war has cost the United States $1.7 trillion — in addition to catastrophic human, social and political losses — and that number could cli...

Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Filing For Disability Benefits At Historic Rate

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

-- America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generatio...

WATCH: Disabled Vet Supports Family With $1,600 A Month Due To Claim Backlog

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact

Instead of being one of "the few, the proud," former Marine Joel Klobnak is now one of "the many, the frustrated." Klobnak, who lost his leg in Iraq ...