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New VA Secretary Rejects Call To Suspend Fatal Dog Experiments, Says They May Help Veterans

on November 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rejecting a call for the agency to suspend invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs because he says they could potentially advance medical research and lead to breakthroughs that could help veterans.

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Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

By on November 6, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

A former federal employee with the VA and OPM will be serving time in prison for stealing from a veteran and fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

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VA Moves Ahead with Canine Medical Experiments Despite Criticism

on November 1, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pushing forward with invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs as part of the VA's medical research program despite controversy over the procedures.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

By on October 30, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

The VA announced it is giving priority to pending appeals claims for veterans in areas impacted by two recent major hurricanes.

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Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

By on October 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

A man has pleaded guilty to lying about having PTSD in order to get over $90,000 in VA disability benefits to which he was not legally entitled.

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Former VA Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud Charges

By on October 26, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former VA Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud Charges

A former VA official pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for enrolling disabled military veterans in for-profit schools.

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VA Announces Milestone in Modernizing Veterans’ Claims Processing

By on October 25, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Milestone in Modernizing Veterans’ Claims Processing

The VA announced it has reached a new milestone in its efforts to move paper veterans claims to a digital system.

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Senior VA Official Criticized For Displaying Portrait of KKK’s First Grand Wizard

on October 24, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A senior official with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing allegations of racism for hanging a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard in his office.

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VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

By on October 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

There is a positive trend in morale among VA employees according to the latest employee feedback survey results.

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