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VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas
July 11, 2014


  Veterans to Have Easier Access to Health Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the White House Rural Council today announced the award of eight grants, totaling $815,051.50, which will improve access to health care for Veterans living in highly rural areas.  The grants will assist over 11,000 Veterans in 7 states and 56 counties byproviding up to $50,000 per highly rural area to fund transportation services for Veterans to and from VA medical centers and other facilities that provide VA care

Acting Secretary Gibson Statement on Whistleblower Protections

Acting Secretary Gibson Statement on Whistleblower Protections
June 23, 2014


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
June 23, 2014            
 
Acting Secretary Gibson Statement on Whistleblower Protections
 
WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson today released a statement following the Office of Special Counsel’s letter to the President regarding VA whistleblowers:

VA Announces Personnel Actions

VA Announces Personnel Actions
June 25, 2014


June 25, 2014             
VA Announces Personnel Actions
 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced several personnel actions aimed at accelerating Veterans’ access to quality health care and rebuilding the trust of America’s Veterans.
 At the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Leadership Summit this week in Washington, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D.

VA Releases Data on Quality, Access to Veterans Healthcare



                            

 

Acting Secretary Gibson Provides Transparency, Announces Further Actions on Timely Healthcare Access

 

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities.

My Thoughts on the VA Healthcare Inspections

The lack of care that our Veterans are receiving from the various VA Healthcare facilities is unacceptable. I believe that the only way to get a true picture of the type of care that our Veterans are receiving is to have a group of non-partial inspectors who are not affiliated with the military or the VA to inspect each facility.  This way there would not be a temptation to sway a report in favor one way or the other.  I, as a Veteran, would like to see that all of my fellow Veterans are treated fairly and with the respect that they deserve, and in order to do this we must focus on the evidence and truth of each case and not just the Veteran or the VA.

STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE ERIC K. SHINSEKI

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STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE ERIC K. SHINSEKI
SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BEFORE THE AFFAIRS May 15, 2014being. We owe that to each and every Veteran that is under our care. the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in the United States. and approximately 85 million appointments each year. Over 300,000 VHA leaders and health care employees strive to provide exceptional care to approximately 6.485 million Veterans and other beneficiaries annually. VA provides safe, effective healthcare, equal to or exceeding the industry standard in many areas.

OIG Investigative Report (FYI)

Administrative Investigation, Failure to Properly Supervise, Misuse of Official Time and Resources, and Prohibited Personnel Practice, VA Center for Innovation, VA Central Office
13-01488-86r2/24/2014Nashville, TN
Washington, DC
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
Office of Investigations
Administrative Investigation
Redacteds request.

Automobile Allowance

Automobile Allowance

Servicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment of not more than $18,900 toward the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance if you have certain service-connected disabilities. The grant is paid directly to the seller of the automobile and the Servicemember or Veteran may only receive the automobile grant once in his/her lifetime.
Certain Servicemembers and Veterans may also be eligible for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle.

VA Home Loan Process



How do I apply for a VA guaranteed loan?

You can apply for a VA loan with any mortgage lender that participates in the VA home loan program.  At some point, you will need to get a Certificate of Eligibility from VA to prove to the lender that you are eligible for a VA loan.

 How do I obtain a VA Home Loan?

Here are the steps:

  • Select a home and discuss the purchase with the seller or selling agent. Sign a purchase contract conditioned on approval of your VA home loan.
  • Select a lender, present them with your Certificate of Eligibility if available, and complete a loan application.

VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain

VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain
February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014 VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America’s Veterans using VA health care. The Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) is a comprehensive effort to improve the quality of life for the hundreds of thousands of Veterans suffering from chronic pain.
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