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Default Air Force Logo Benefits Delivery at Discharge program redesigned for faster results
The Benefits Delivery at Discharge program was recently redesigned to allow most service members to receive disability benefit decisions the day after their discharge.
0 11/06
2017
Staff Sgt. Joshua Greene, is just one of more than 30 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, who are the first line of support for victims of sexual assault. The victim advocate offers support to their clients, facilitates their decision making, informs them of their rights, serves as a liaison among agencies, accompanies their clients to appointments, offer crisis intervention, conducts safety planning and works with other helping and law enforcement agencies until their services are no longer needed or requested. Greene is assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron as a firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera) Victim advocate lends a helping hand
Staff Sgt. Joshua Greene, a 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, has been a victim advocate for the past seven years, and although he hadn't put much thought into it when he signed up, the impact he has made on others has caused him to never look back.
0 6/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson Medical Center improves timelines for veterans’ medical care
A new agreement was signed here May 1 in an effort to dramatically improve the timeliness of medical care to veterans throughout Ohio and optimize the training and readiness of personnel at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center (WPMC).
0 5/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo VA to expand Fry scholarship to surviving spouses
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act").
0 10/29
2014
Default Air Force Logo President pledges support to veterans
The administration is moving ahead with changes to the VA. Obama signed the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act, which provides money to hire staff and allows veterans who live more than 40 miles from VA care to see doctors outside the VA.
0 8/27
2014
Default Air Force Logo Acting VA secretary outlines problems, actions taken
In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists and into clinics.
1 7/17
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Christopher C. Guy is the personnel area functional manager assigned to the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He will serve on a three member team that will make recommendations on enhanced data sharing and the efficient transfer of the service member treatment records between the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Marvin. R. Preston) ANG Airman selected to serve on VA advisory group
Chief Master Sgt. Christopher C. Guy, the personnel career field functional manager, will serve on a three member team that will provide recommended solutions on enhanced data sharing and the efficient transfer of the separating or retiring members' service treatment records from the Defense Department to the VA.
0 7/16
2014
Default Air Force Logo Disability claims backlog reduced by 44 percent
One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims -- a reduction of more than 267,000. At the same time officials have improved the accuracy of the decisions being made on veterans’ disability claims. Additionally, on average, veterans are waiting 119 days less for a decision than they were at this time last year.
0 4/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo Social Security launches expedited veteran disability process
Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions.
0 3/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims
The Defense Department has made troops' health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said.
0 2/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo VA warns of marketing scam
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans.
0 12/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo DOD, VA collaborate to serve nation’s veterans
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs reaffirmed their commitment to serve and care for the nation’s military veterans in a joint message issued by Acting Undersecretary of Defense Jessica L. Wright and Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits Allison A. Hickey.
1 11/08
2013
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