July 7, 2019
Sean Bigley | Clearance Jobs
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a security clearance holder say, “I had no clue that was in my file,” I’d be a rich man. The context varies – human resources files, security databases, law enforcement records, etc. – but the surprise is rarely a good one. Common examples include an old disciplinary write-up, a long-forgotten security infraction, or a police report with highly unflattering details about the subject.
July 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — As a result of a partnership with Verizon, Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications company, as of June 27, will have unlimited access to the U.S. va logo300Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) VA Video Connect telehealth app.
July 3, 2019
VAntagePoint Contributor | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Urgent care is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA MISSION Act that gives Veterans greater choice in their health care. The benefit is offered in addition to the opportunity to receive care from a VA provider, as VA also offers same-day services. We are working to ensure Veterans understand how to use the new urgent care benefit as part of VA’s comprehensive benefits package. In this article, we answer some common questions about the new urgent care benefit.
July 1, 2019
Eric W. Dolan | PsyPost
New research has identified a barrier that military veterans may face when returning to the civilian workforce. According to the study, which was recently published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, veterans are viewed as having a strong ability to plan and act but less of a “mind” when it comes to their ability to feel.
June 29, 2019
Karen Jowers | Military Times
Navy spouses – like spouses in the other services – can now apply for reimbursement of up to $500 in costs for relicensing and recertification each time they relocate with their service member.
June 29, 2019
Richard Sisk | Military.com
The VA has teamed up with the Defense Department and thousands of veteran volunteers on what could be breakthrough research to get at the root causes of post-traumatic stress disorder and open up paths to new methods of treatment, according to VA officials.
June 27, 2019
Leo Shane III | Military Times
The “blue water” Vietnam veterans benefits act is now law.
Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed the legislation, which grants presumptive status for disability benefits to an estimated 90,000 Navy veterans who served in the seas around Vietnam during the war.
Unlike their fellow service members stationed on the ground and on inland waterways, those veterans faced additional paperwork barriers to prove exposure to toxic defoliants during their deployments, even after developing identical serious cancers and respiratory illnesses.
June 26, 2019
Patricia Kime | Military.com
President Donald Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act into law late Tuesday, a move that will fast-track disability compensation for personnel with medical conditions related to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.
June 26, 2019
Scott Wyland | Stars and Stripes
Sailors can be reimbursed up to $500 to cover the cost of their spouses’ professional licenses or certifications if an assignment requires them to move to a different state, the Navy announced this week.
“This is part of an ongoing effort to show Navy families we are working to expand family support programs and facilitate spouse employment opportunities,” said Perry Christiansen, lead for the Navy’s family readiness programs policy, in a statement.
June 25, 2019
Mohana Ravindranath | Politico
The Department of Veterans Affairs is using artificial intelligence to figure out which veterans are in critical need of mental health treatment as part of a massive effort to stem suicide in its ranks, a top priority of President Donald Trump and his VA leadership.