Sec. Shulkin supports extending caregiver benefits under the following conditions: The current 26,000 caregivers should be protected from the following changes. Current caregiver fall under Tier 1 which provides the benefit if your injuries prevent you from performing 1 activity of daily living. Proposed caregiver changes would fall under Tier 3 which requires if you … [Read more...] about Philpott: VA, Rep. Roe tie caregiver benefit expansion to tightened eligibility
House rejects proposed funding fix for VA Choice program PBS NewsHour-Jul 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans' groups. The vote was 219-186 Monday on a bill to … [Read more...] about VA CHOICE Program News from 2017
When you get an other than honorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge, you lose virtually all of your access to Veterans Affairs benefits. From the article "When service members separate from the military, their futures depend on something called a characterization of service. There are five different possibilities: honorable, general under … [Read more...] about Bad Paper Discharge? Mental Health Options Limited
So many stories of VA not doing right by their veterans. Here's another this time, Bay Pines VA. When a hospital has to pause surgeries there is clearly something that went wrong. The OIG investigated a complaint that a thoracic surgeon was incompetent and while the OIG did not substantiate that the surgeon was incompetent though 3 veterans died within weeks while in post op … [Read more...] about Bay Pines VA another incompetence concern – 3 veterans die after thoracic surgery.
Replaces Current ‘30-day/40-mile’ System With Patient/Provider-centric Decision-making WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has presented the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees with the administration’s draft proposal of the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act, designed to improve Veterans’ … [Read more...] about VA Announces Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (‘CARE’) Act