• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • March 26, 2021

    Veterans will see significant help through the American Rescue Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the House Veterans Affairs Committee March 25 during a virtual hearing.

  • January 29, 2021

    VA is steadfast leading the way in President Joseph Biden’s Jan. 22 Executive Order to deliver economic relief to Americans amid the COVID-19 crisis by addressing economic hardships the Veteran community faces during the ongoing pandemic. 

  • January 27, 2021

    Veterans deserve a leader who will “fight relentlessly” for them, said Denis McDonough, President Joe Biden's nominee for VA secretary.

  • December 18, 2020

    VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie said while COVID-19 scaled down Wreaths Across America events, they still ensure people remember Veterans.

  • October 16, 2020

    An on-line virtual learning guide has been developed to support Veterans and VA workforce families with PreK-12 students. The guide’s supportive materials and projects lighten the load for parents who are double tasking with new home schooling responsibilities.

  • July 7, 2020

    Reducing national suicide, including for Veterans, is the goal of a new REACH campaign, unveiled July 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The campaign mission is to “take care of our emotional well-being and the well-being of those we love,” reaching out to “those who are most vulnerable.”