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  Veterans Administration Medical Malpractice
Veterans usually have a choice as to the types of benefits that they can pursue for their injuries from medical malpractice by the Veterans Administration.
Veterans, if your lawyer told you that you had a valid claim for medical malpractice against the Veterans Administration and your medical malpractice case was “dismissed” and your lawyer can not provide you with a satisfactory explanation as to why it was dismissed, you may have a claim against your lawyer for legal malpractice.
Frequently the Veterans Administration office of Inspector General inspections find that VA Hospitals simply do not have soap available for the employees to use in restrooms and the Philadelphia VA hospital, in 2005, dentists were not changing their surgical gowns between patients, in violation of the VA's policy..
www.vamalpractice.com   (2586 words)

 Dishonorable Discharge Bush administration slashes veteran’s benefits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The administration sought to cut by $150 a month the family separation allowance offered to those same soldiers and others who serve overseas away from their families.
The administration also proposed levying a $250 annual charge on all Priority 8 veterans—those with “non-service-related illnesses”—who seek treatment at VA facilities, and seeks to close VA hospitals to Priority 8 veterans who earn more than $26,000 a year.
The administration beat back a bipartisan attempt in Congress to add $1.3 billion for VA hospitals to Bush’s request of $87 billion for war and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.veteransforpeace.org /Dishonorable_discharge_112603.htm   (893 words)

 Veterans may face health care cuts in 2008 - Boston.com
The veterans' medical care cuts would come even though more and more people are trying to enter the system and as the number of people wounded in Iraq keeps rising.
Even though Iraq war veterans represent only about 2 percent of the Veterans Administration's patient caseload, many are returning from battle with grievous injuries requiring costly care.
The administration insists it makes spending policies one year at a time and that the long-term veterans' budget figures are therefore subject to change.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2006/02/27/veterans_may_face_budget_cuts_in_2008   (914 words)

 HyperWar: U.S. Government Manual--1945 [Veterans Administration]
It is responsible for extending relief to veterans and to dependents of deceased veterans of all wars, and to veterans and to dependents of deceased veterans who served in the Government military and naval establishments during time of peace, as provided for by various acts of Congress.
The Board of Veterans Appeals is responsible for the consideration and disposition of final appeals to the Administrator of Veterans Affairs and for the conducting of necessary hearings.
Veterans may share in benefits provided by the Federal or State governments for civilians in general and if they do, these benefits are administered to the veterans not because they are veterans but because of their entitlement as civilians.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/ATO/USGM/VA.html   (4119 words)

 Legislation - Veterans Administration - Bush submits new terror detainee bill
Administration officials, who declined to comment on the draft, said the proposal was still under discussion and no final decisions had been made.
The legislation is the administration's response to a June 29 Supreme Court decision, which concluded the Pentagon could not prosecute military detainees using secret tribunals established soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The landmark court decision countered long-held assertions by the Bush administration that the president did not need permission from Congress to prosecute "enemy combatants" captured in the war on terror and that al Qaeda members were not subject to Geneva Convention protections because of their unconventional status.
www.veteranstoday.com /article1457.html   (835 words)

 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
R. James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and leaders of major veterans organizations are calling on America's veterans to wear the medals they earned during military service this Veterans Day.
You probably know that November 11 is the day America honors and thanks veterans for their military service.
Returning Veterans - Information on benefits and assistance for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members who have participated in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
www.va.gov   (289 words)

 Stop Harassment of Veterans by the Veterans Administration
Veterans who gave some of the best years of their lives to defend our country should not be harassed by actions and negative decisions when they apply for health care at the Veterans Administration.
No administrative or staff employee will be granted a pension unless they meet the same Means Standards that the V.A. has established for veterans, and be limited to the same dollar amounts as specified for veterans.
Administrative salaries shall not exceed the eqivalent of 1998 $50,000 level.
www.angelfire.com /nj2/veterans/healthcare   (301 words)

 FactCheck.org Funding for Veterans up 27%, But Democrats Call It A Cut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In the Feb. 15 Democratic debate, Kerry suggested that Bush was being unpatriotic: “He’s cut the VA (Veterans Administration) budget and not kept faith with veterans across this country.
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)

 Veterans Administration Medical Center
At the time the Veterans Bureau was established World War I veterans were receiving medical care and examinations for pensions or compensation and other health related benefits in a conglomeration of Public Health Service, military, contract, leased and Veterans Bureau (former military and Public Health Service) hospitals.
The Veterans Bureau under Charles R. Forbes was plagued by the same reports of scandal, corruption and cronyism as the Harding Administration.
Charles Forbes' resignation from the Veterans Bureau on February 15, 1923, was followed almost immediately by a Congressional resolution for an investigation into the operations of the Bureau and the suicide March 16th of his handpicked General Counsel, Charles F. Cramer.
www.crjc.org /heritage/V11-21.htm   (2505 words)

 Veterans Administration & Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice Information Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
While notifying the veteran of his right to file a tort claim may seem like a noble thing to do, it is also a clever defensive strategy on the part of the government.
Sometimes Veterans Administration hospital was referred to as Department of veterans affairs hospital, or VA Hospital.
In the event that you have a Veterans Administration medical malpractice claim, you should immediately seek representation from an attorney who is experienced with litigating medical malpractice cases against the Veterans Administration or the VA.
www.vamalpractice.info   (2964 words)

 VA: Self Evaluation -- Veterans Health Administration
CADHC allows veterans to remain in their homes and allows caregivers to work outside the home, knowing that the veteran is under the care of health care professionals for up to eight hours per day, five days per week.
Veterans living in VHA long-term care settings (psychiatric units, nursing home care units and domiciliaries) have been provided with the equipment, community-based services and medications to allow them to reside in a less restrictive environment.
These veterans with both physical and mental health disabilities are in need of specially structured environments and services to assure their health, safety and well-being.
www.hhs.gov /newfreedom/final/vavha.html   (3723 words)

 USATODAY.com - Plan to raise vet fees hits wall of opposition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The rationale was that veterans such as Hogenson and Wenditz, with incomes generally above $25,000 and with no disabilities stemming from their service, can afford to pay a new $250 annual enrollment fee and $15 for each prescription.
Administration officials say the influx of less needy veterans has jeopardized care for those who are poor or were disabled in the line of duty.
Buyer, a veteran of the Persian Gulf War who had backed a sliding-scale enrollment fee of up to $500, was besieged by Republicans on his own committee.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-07-06-veterans-health_x.htm   (1386 words)

 Group says visits to hospital blocked - The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- A prominent veterans group whose members have occasionally been critical of the Bush administration says it is being blocked from meeting with patients at the nation's leading Army hospital, which President Bush visited yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.
The group has challenged the Bush administration on its support for various veterans' benefits, including payments to retirees and the size of the Veterans Administration budget, at a time when the president and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, are sparring over veterans' issues.
DAV leaders stop short of accusing the administration of blocking their access to veterans for political purposes, but said both the hospital and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld have yet to explain the change to their satisfaction.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/03/20/group_says_visits_to_hospital_blocked   (910 words)

 Veterans' Administration Medical Malpractice Attorney VA Hospital Negligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Veterans' Health Administration healthcare facilities include hundreds of medical centers, outpatient clinics, vet centers and community-based outpatient clinics in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri and in scores of other locations all across the U.S. Our government rightfully provides for ongoing medical care for veterans at an affordable cost through such hospitals and clinics.
Normally, the veterans' health administration health care system works as it should, and people receive the diagnoses and treatments needed to keep them as healthy as they can be.
In veterans' malpractice cases, when the medical malpractice was due to the negligence of a U.S. government employee or agency, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and Military Claims Act (MCA) allow dependents and veterans to sue the U.S. government for financial compensation.
www.veterans-medical-malpractice.com   (534 words)

 Veteran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who is experienced in a particular area, and is particularly used to refer to people in the armed forces.
A veteran is one who has served in the armed forces and has an honorable discharge; a common misconception is that one has either been in combat and/or is retired from active duty to be called a veteran.
Veterans played a central role in the post-World War I instability of Germany, while in the United States the Bonus Army of unemployed veterans was one of the most important protest movements of the Great Depression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Veterans   (798 words)

 Veteran's Benefits - Military Benefits - Military.com
In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled because of both public and private employment, you may also be eligible for certain benefits based on your military service.
Veterans in prison and parolees may be eligible for certain VA benefits.
Veterans and their family members who wish to contact the Department regarding a claim, benefits, or services, may fill out question forms on the website (http://www.va.gov), or call VA Toll-Free:
www.military.com /benefits/veteran-benefits/veterans-benefits   (509 words)

 Veterans Administration Benefits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This office serves as a liaison between Grayson County College and the Veterans Administration and is located in the Student Center.
The Veterans Administration requires veterans and other eligible persons to define and follow predetermined degree plans as reflected in the College Catalog or approved degree plans from 4-year institutions.
Veterans Administration rules require that the College interrupt training and report the names of veterans who are placed on scholastic suspension and those who are not making satisfactory progress.
www.grayson.edu /grayson/admin/vetadmin.htm   (587 words)

 Reform the Veterans Administration System! Petition
The Department of Veterans Affairs shall be held accountable in Civil Court for the actions and malpractice of its employees and Administrators.
In addition, VA Hospital Administrators and Directors would be required to turn over all letters of complaints filed by Veterans and their family members, along with a description of what remedy was given to alleviate the problem, to accreditation committees evaluating that facility for fitness and quality standards.
It is due to the sacrifices of the Veterans of this country that the rest of the population enjoys the rights and freedoms they have come to know and cherish, it is time for the Veteran to be afforded these same rights as well as the right to “due process” under the Constitution.
www.petitiononline.com /Ferguson/petition.html   (1150 words)

 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.
Veterans with a 50% or higher service-connected disability as determined by a VA regional office "rating board" (ie: losing a limb in battle, PTSD, etc) are provided comprehensive care and medicines at no charge.
If a veteran is dealing with a problem that started or was aggravated due to military service, it is still advisable for that person to go to a VA Regional Office and apply for a service connected disability.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Veterans_Administration   (1174 words)

 Veterans for America
Veterans with emotional disorders are overloading treatment facilities, which haven't received the funding they need to provide adequate help, according to two new government reports.
A report out this week says one-third of the 600,000 recent war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are looking to the V.A. for healthcare.
Veterans for America is a program of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and The Justice Project.
www.veteransforamerica.org   (964 words)

 Veterans Administration / Social Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To be eligible you must be a veteran discharged or separated from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable who has completed the required period of service, and U.S. Armed Forces members who die on active duty.
Flat bronze, flat granite, flat marble and upright marble types are available to mark the grave of a veteran or dependent in the style consistent with exiting monuments at the place of burial.
The veteran's name is inscribed, and the certificate bears the signature of the President and the presidential seal in gold foil.
www.craig-flagler.com /mainContent/vetadmssn.asp   (521 words)

 Republicans Seek To Slash VA Budget! :: VAIW :: Veterans Against The Iraq War
According to the Veterans Administration, 28 million veterans are currently using VA benefits and another 70 million Americans are potentially eligible for such programs, a quarter of the county's population.
Nearly a third of the Gulf War veterans have submitted claims to the Veterans Administration for disability, this is about 209,000 veterans.
Congress will be reaching into the pockets of our nation’s service-connected veterans, including combat disabled veterans, and robbing them and their survivors of a portion of their compensation.
www.vaiw.org /vet/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=59   (842 words)

 Legislation - Veterans Administration - Shocker: Senate Republicans screw veterans AGAIN
In case you missed it in the Senate yesterday, Daniel Akaka (D-HI) proposed a bill to increase Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2007 and Republicans shot it down with extreme prejudice.
The kiss of death for America’s Veterans was the fact that the additional funding was to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes, which ensured that the GOP-dominated Senate would take care of its corporate donors before worrying about those who truly serve our nation.
Akaka, the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, called the Bush administration on letting its misleading estimates of how well the Iraq war is going, interfere with the reality of what is needed for Veterans funding.
www.veteranstoday.com /article1162.html   (516 words)

 Veterans Benefits Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pursuant to an Act of Congress, the Veterans Administration was established in 1930 to bring all of these different activities under the control of a single consolidated agency.
The Administrator of Veterans Affairs became the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
VBA also administers Vocational Rehabilitation for disabled veterans and several education assistance programs for veterans, dependents and survivors; Loan Guaranty programs for veterans and surviving spouses of veterans who died of service-related causes; and a number of life insurance programs for veterans.
www.doa.state.nc.us /vets/vba.htm   (548 words)

 Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Veterans Benefits Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Additionally, the Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents is a comprehensive guidebook on federal veterans benefits, and is available online in a pdf format.
The WDVA Claims Assistance Office assists and advocates for Wisconsin veterans and their families through the development of claims to the VA for compensation, pension, education, medical care and dental benefits, death benefits and home loan assistance, or problems arising from military service.
In other cases, veterans who receive a military discharge with a character of service under other than honorable conditions may experience difficulty in gaining certain types of employment, accessing veterans' benefits, or other challenges.
dva.state.wi.us /Ben_federalbenefits.asp   (586 words)

 Coverage & Access | House GOP, Bush Administration Consider Veterans' Disability Benefits Without Retirement Cuts - ...
Under pressure from veterans and House Democrats, House Republican leaders and Bush administration officials are discussing compromise legislation that would allow about 550,000 retired veterans who receive disability benefits to receive full retirement benefits, the
Currently, for every dollar disabled veterans receive from the Veterans Administration for disability compensation, one dollar is deducted from their military pensions.
Last year, Congress and the Bush administration arrived at a compromise under which a limited number of disabled retirees were granted full retirement pay and disability benefits.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=19746   (318 words)

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