• Continue reading Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board

    June 22, 2022

    VA is seeking candidates for the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board. What is this and why is it important?

  • Continue reading VA seeking nominees for Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee

    June 3, 2022

    VA is seeking a diverse background and expertise of nominees for the Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee.

  • Continue reading Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War seeking nominees

    April 26, 2022

    The Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, which advises the VA secretary on FPOWs, is seeking nominees for the committee.

  • Continue reading The Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative, and how VA supports immigrant Veterans

    April 26, 2022

    The Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI) launched in July 2021 when VA partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to consolidate relevant federal resources for noncitizen service members, Veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors.

  • Continue reading Get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect each other, health care workers: SecVA

    January 19, 2022

    Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect others and health care workers from hospitalization and death, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Jan. 19 at a Blue Star Families online forum.

  • Continue reading VA committed to being place free of harassment, assault for all Veterans

    December 1, 2021

    The following letter from VA Secretary Denis McDonough is VA’s annual distribution about anti-harassment and sexual assault.

  • Continue reading VA to start processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter

    August 2, 2021

    VA will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.

  • Continue reading VA Chief of Staff reaffirms commitment to ending Veteran homelessness

    July 26, 2021

    VA Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher visited the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) West Los Angeles campus to reaffirm the commitment to ending Veterans homelessness.

  • Continue reading BREAKING: VA plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposures

    May 27, 2021

    VA announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.

  • Continue reading VA during President Biden’s first 100 days

    April 30, 2021

    What has VA accomplished in President Biden's first 100 days? Here's a list, detailing vaccinations, equity & inclusion, and how VA has delivered.

  • Continue reading Veteran restaurant business owners eligible for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    April 28, 2021

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations at 9 a.m. April 30 and open applications at noon May 3 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from Veterans, along with businesses owned and controlled by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Continue reading Veterans to receive assistance through proposed American Jobs Plan

    April 15, 2021

    Veterans would see improved infrastructure, more jobs and small business assistance in the proposed American Jobs Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said April 15. Speaking during a White House press call, the secretary said the plan would give VA more resources to help Veterans.