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Department of Veterans Affairs

American soldier on patrol - Kirkuk, Iraq - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

One-Stop Service Center In Nutley Could Be A Life Saving Solution For Veterans

The scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs has stunned the nation. An investigation found that at least 40 veterans died while waiting for doctors appointments in Arizona.

05/19/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on a possible freeze in benefits due to government shutdown, Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Conn. VA Operating Fully; VA Secretary Warns Of Possible Compensation Freeze Due To Shutdown

Disability checks continue to be processed but Conn. VA Commissioner Linda Schwartz said if the government shutdown continues into next month, the checks could be stalled.

10/09/2013

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

VA: Relief On The Way To End Backlog Of Veterans Still Seeking Disability Benefits

More than 873,000 veterans are waiting for claim decisions. The reason: an antiquated paper filing system; plus a flood of new claims from Vietnam vets who are getting older.

05/24/2013

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Calls On VA To Overturn New Service Dog Policy For Vets With PTSD

The senator was joined by service dogs and veterans during his news conference to appeal for the directive to be tossed out in favor of allowing doctors to decide if a service dog can assist a veteran.

09/16/2012

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Unclaimed Veterans Buried With Full Honors In L.I.

Calverton National Cemetery held a service for 20 military veterans whose remains were never claimed.

01/08/2011

Tribute To Fallen US Servicemen (credit: AP)

NY Burials Planned For 20 Forgotten Veterans

Twenty servicemen from New York City whose bodies have gone unclaimed for months or longer will receive full military honors at national veterans cemetery service.

01/07/2011