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 United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans falling into Priority Groups 1 through 6 are generally provided comprehensive care at no charge, although many veterans in these groups are required to make a $7 per prescription co-payment for prescription medications, depending on their annual household income.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs   (580 words)

 Embassy of the United States in Manila :: Ambassador's Speeches
One year ago, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi reaffirmed to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Congressman Gordon, and the leaders of the Filipino veterans’ organizations our pledge to do all we can to assist Filipino WWII veterans.
Secretary Principi was particularly moved at their need for quality health care, especially during this crucial stage in the lives of our WWII veterans.
These are the values that you veterans of our fathers’ generation have passed on to us, and in whose defense many of your comrades fell.
usembassy.state.gov /manila/wwwham16.html   (792 words)

 Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James 'Jim' Nicholson
James "Jim" Nicholson was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs on December 9, 2004, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 2005.
Nicholson is the principal advocate for veterans in the U.S. government, ensuring that they receive the care, support, recognition and dignity they deserve for their service to our country.
He is a 1961 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He served eight years on active duty as a paratrooper and Ranger-qualified Army officer, then 22 years in the Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of colonel.
www.usemb.se /cabbio/nicholson.html   (434 words)

 Plain Language Columns
A resolution urging the United States Congress, the President of the United States, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a satellite veterans hospital facility in Yale, Michigan.
It is resolved by the House of Representatives that we urge the United States President, the United States Congress, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a satellite veterans hospital facility in Yale, Michigan.
It is further resolved that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.
www.michbar.org /generalinfo/plainenglish/columns/140.html   (1509 words)

 Anthony Principi biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He chaired the Federal Quality Institute in 1991 and was chairman of the Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance established by the United States Congress in 1996.
Principi served as Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, VA's second-highest executive position, from March 17, 1989, to September 26, 1992, when he was named Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President George H. Bush.
Principi is a 1967 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and first saw active duty aboard the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy.
anthony-principi.biography.ms   (355 words)

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The district court dismissed the case and stated that, although peti- tioner's failure to file a timely claim "resulted solely from the gross error of [petitioner's] attorney," the case did not warrant equitable tolling of the statute of limitations under the "narrow view of the doctrine" expressed in Irwin v.
The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal, stating that, although it was "not unsympathetic with [petitioner's] plight," under the circumstances petitioner's sole remaining remedy was an action against his attorney.
Department of Veterans Affairs, 498 U.S. 89, 96 (1990), this Court ruled that the statute of limitations in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is subject to equitable tolling.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1995/w951613w.txt   (1148 words)

 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Information for veterans and VA employees affected by Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina.
The Atlanta VAMC was one of 17 VA medical facilities activated as Federal Coordinating Centers by FEMA to triage and place patients in participating hospitals.
We encourage returning veterans to visit VA's Seamless Transition web site to learn about the VA benefits you have earned and to find links to other federal agencies and organizations that offer related benefits and services.
www.va.gov   (123 words)

 NASDVA.COM - LOUISIANA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
County (Parish) veterans assistance counselors are employees of Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
Within the Department is a Veterans Affairs Commission, appointed by the Governor and composed of nine (9) representatives from the various veterans' organizations.
Veterans assistance counselors inform veterans and their dependents and the general public of federal and state veterans' benefits programs and assist applicants in applying for and securing all benefits to which they may be entitled.
www.nasdva.com /louisiana.html   (760 words)

 FactCheck.org Funding for Veterans up 27%, But Democrats Call It A Cut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is true that Bush is not seeking as big an increase for next year as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs wanted. It is also true that the administration has tried to slow the growth of spending for veterans by not giving new benefits to some middle-income vets.
While it's false to say the veterans budget has been cut, and false to say that any veteran getting benefits has been cut off, it is true that funding is not growing as rapidly as demand for benefits, or as rapidly as veterans groups would like.
Veterans groups have called for "mandatory funding" of medical benefits, which would automatically appropriate whatever funds are required to meet demand.
www.factcheck.org /article.aspx?docID=144   (1288 words)

 NASDVA.COM - MARYLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Auto Tag: Certain severely disabled veterans (amputees who have lost the use of one or more legs, hands, arms, blind veterans, and veterans who are totally disabled) may be issued a special license tag for a motor vehicle without charge.
Veterans Cemeteries: Any veteran who received an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces for full-time active duty, and meets certain residency requirements, shall be eligible for burial in a State Veterans Cemetery.
Veterans' Preference: Applicants for state employment shall be granted preference points on examinations; 10 points to certain service-connected disabled veterans; 5 points to non-disabled veterans.
www.nasdva.com /maryland.html   (788 words)

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STEINBERG, Judge: The appellant, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, appeals through counsel a March 15, 2000, decision of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board or BVA) that denied entitlement to her, as a child of a Vietnam veteran, for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) monetary allowance for a disability resulting from spina bifida.
An April 1998 letter from Dr. Steidler, a private neuroradiologist, stated: This letter is in regards to Michelle C. Jones' diagnoses of encephalocele, Chiari II malformation, and cervical syrinx as it relates to spina bifida.
In Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996, the National Academy of Sciences cited four veterans studies as the reason for their conclusion that limited or suggestive evidence of an association between agent orange and the birth defect, spina bifida, existed.
www.warms.vba.va.gov /cova/decision/2002dec/jones.doc   (3033 words)

 bernie :: legislation :: index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
H.R.4864 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to reaffirm and clarify the duty of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assist claimants for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary, and for other purposes.
H.R.4760: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a presumption of service connection for injuries classified as cold weather injuries which occur in veterans who while engaged in military operations had sustained exposure to cold weather.
H.R.4488: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide benefits for children of women Vietnam veterans who suffer from certain types of birth defects, and for other purposes.
bernie.house.gov /legislation/index.asp?type=legislation&year=2000   (540 words)

 United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Jobs, Corp Human Resources (HR) Recruiting Information: Vault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Established in 1989 to succeed the Veterans Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is in charge of providing federal benefits to veterans and their families.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs employee surveys are collected by Vault editors, Vault Gold Surveys provide detailed information on specific employers.
The veteran population is aging and dying off.
www.vault.com /jobs-company/UnitedStatesDepartmentofVeteransAffairs.html   (391 words)

 VA Under Secretary Posts Filled - DAV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The United States Senate has confirmed President Bush's nominations of Robert H. Roswell to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health and Daniel L. Cooper to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits.
He is responsible for the administration of benefits provided by the VA to veterans and their dependents, including education, home loan guaranty, compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation, and life insurance.
As Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Roswell serves as the chief executive officer for the Veterans Health Administration and is responsible for the operation of the nation's largest integrated health care system.
www.dav.org /magazine/magazine_archives/2002-3/VA_Under_Secreta2028_print.html   (521 words)

 "Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs"
Over many years the United States has passed laws that guarantee services or monetary aid programs to repay veterans for their sacrifices.
There are widows and children of veterans of the Civil War and the Indian War of the last century who still receive VA benefits.
In the early 1800s, the federal government first assumed responsibility from the states for pensions to disabled veterans and their families, creating the Bureau of Pensions under the Secretary of War.
www.classbrain.com /artfree/publish/printer_199.shtml   (496 words)

 WEST V. GIBSON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1972, Congress extended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit employment discrimination in the Federal Government, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e—16, to authorize the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to enforce that prohibition through “appropriate remedies, including reinstatement or hiring.
Respondent Gibson filed a complaint charging that the Department of Veterans Affairs had discriminated against him by denying him a promotion on the basis of his gender.
United States, 312 U.S. The meaning of the word “appropriate” permits its scope to expand to include Title VII remedies that were not appropriate before 1991, but in light of legal change wrought by the 1991 CDA are appropriate now.
straylight.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/98-238.ZS.html   (699 words)

 Veterans Adapted Housing Expansion Act of 2003
H. To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide specially adapted housing assistance to veterans with permanent and total service-connected disabilities due to the loss, or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at and below the elbows.
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide specially adapted housing assistance to veterans with permanent and total service-connected disabilities due to the loss, or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at and below the elbows.
`(B) if the veteran's residence is to be constructed or purchased, will be residing in and reasonably intends to continue residing in a residence owned by such veteran or by a member of such veteran's family.
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr2612.html   (737 words)

 Department of Veterans Affairs - DAV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anthony J. Principi has been sworn in as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, after his nomination was unanimously approved by the United States Senate.
Principi is well-versed on veterans issues and the operations of the VA, and the DAV looks forward to again working with him in our shared mission of service to America's veterans, their families and survivors," said DAV Washington Headquarters Executive Director David W. Gorman.
In Vietnam, he was assigned as unit commander of a river patrol force in the Mekong Delta and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for valor, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the Navy Combat Action medal, and several campaign and Vietnamese decorations.
www.dav.org /magazine/magazine_archives/2001-2/Department_of_Ve1672_print.html   (445 words)

 Extension of the Presumptive Period
The intended effect of this amendment is to ensure that veterans with compensable disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses that may be related to active service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War may qualify for benefits.
Because of concerns regarding the adequacy of the 2-year presumptive period for undiagnosed illnesses, the Secretary determined that the presumptive period should be extended with respect to disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses that become manifest through December 31, 2001.
The Secretary hereby certifies that this regulatory amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as they are defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. Only VA beneficiaries could be directly affected.
home.att.net /~vet_updates/gwcompen.htm   (998 words)

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Rep. Deen of Westminster raised a Point of Order that the amendment was not germane to the section it seeks to amend or the bill, which Point of Order the Speaker ruled not well taken in that the proposed amendment is a separate new section and there are several areas of policy in the bill.
Speaker: I voted against this amendment due to it’s underlying intent to deny state funds and discriminate against the Boy Scouts of America for a directive in their creed to be morally straight.” Rep. Wright of Burlington explained his vote as follows: “Mr.
The state treasurer shall report the gift or donation to the general assembly by January 15 of each year, together with the particulars of the donative intent, conditions or restrictions.
www.leg.state.vt.us /docs/2002/journal/hj010406.doc   (2641 words)

 Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is not the responsibility of the Department of Veterans Affairs to select the veterans.
The State of Iowa has approved an appropriation for a matching grant program to assist with down payment and closing costs for current and former National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty armed services personnel who are buying a home in Iowa and have served on active duty in support of the war on terrorism.
A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
www.daviowa.org   (818 words)

 SCARBOROUGH V. PRINCIPI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But counsel failed initially to allege, in addition, that “the position of the United States was not substantially justified.” §2412(d)(1)(B).
The Secretary moved to dismiss the application on the ground that the CAVC lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to award fees because Scarborough’s counsel had failed to make the required no-substantial-justification allegation.
Because many statutes that create claims for relief against the United States or its agencies apply only to Government defendants, Irwin’s reasoning would be diminished were it instructive only in situations with a readily identifiable private-litigation equivalent.
straylight.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/02-1657.ZS.html   (1219 words)

 Archived: Archive -- Secretary Paige Celebrates National Veterans Awareness Week
The event was part of President George W. Bush's Lessons of Liberty initiative, which he launched on Oct. 30 with Paige and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi.
The veterans share their experiences with students and teach them important lessons about the history and significance of Veterans Day.
Schools, educators, parents and students are encouraged to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site at www.va.gov/vetsday/ to find classroom materials and curricula, ideas for activities, and resources for getting in touch with a veteran in their community.
www.ed.gov /news/pressreleases/2001/11/11132001.html?exp=7   (533 words)

 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans - VA Secretary Principi Resigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9—Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi resigned on Wednesday, December 8, becoming the ninth and last member of President Bush's cabinet to leave office before his inauguration for a second term.
Principi, a Vietnam veteran, has served as secretary of the VA through one of the department's most historic periods.
He has been a strong advocate for community-based homeless veteran service providers and will be remembered for his administration's development of partnerships between those organizations and the VA. The placement of homeless veteran service coordinators at all VA medical centers and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional offices occurred during his watch.
www.nchv.org /news_article.cfm?id=92   (578 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She introduced the Honorable Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs as the keynote luncheon speaker.
The Federal government has a duty actively recruit veterans, as a small but important repayment for their dedicated service, and because veterans are a tested, reliable and patriotic asset to the Federal workforce."
Principi touted the importance of the Federal workforce and the benefits of hiring veterans for the important work performed by the Federal government on a daily basis.
www.opm.gov /viewDocument.aspx?q=563   (450 words)

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