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Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

During the 99th American Legion National Convention in Reno, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This comes as a fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promises to reform the “broken” VA system.
The idea behind the legislation is...


VA Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

VA Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

Our nation vows to take care of its veterans, but VA hospitals continue to delay patient care appointments, in some cases long enough to result in death. Now, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to hide just how bad the wait times are.
When...

Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

Why VA Needs to Prioritize Claims for Mental Disabilities

I wish I could say it was the first time this has ever happened. But it’s not. More times that I would like to admit we’ve received phone calls from family members of veterans who have committed suicide due to the stress and mental disorders they are experiencing.
The VA’s...

How to Get VA to Take Action on Your Appeal

Why does VA take so long to resolve an appeal?  This is a question that I hear almost daily from veterans around the country.  As a veterans disabiltiy lawyer, I have seen cases that have been on appeal for as long as 30 years.  In fact, on average, in cases where I...

The Shooting at the El Paso VA Clinic: Another Desperate Veteran?

On January 7, 2015 a gunman entered the El Paso, TX VA medical clinic and shot a doctor and himself.  The news reports of the incident did not reveal a motive or the identities of the parties.  It is a tragedy and the families of the victim and the shooter are no doubt devastated by this...