National News

Newest items listed first
(updated 10/23/2017)

Choice Program

VA Choice Program Brouchere

VA Choice Program Information Page

Veterans CARE (Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences) Act

South Texas VA Key Numbers

Other Information

TRICARE enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018

Flu Shots and Walgreens

S. 946, the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017

H.R. 1279, the Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act

Forever Bill (Public Law 115-48) provision that requires the VA to reconsider previously denied claims for World War II veterans who were exposed to several types of mustard gases

VA Claims Submission Option to Complete Claims within 30 Days - Decision Ready Claims

H.R. 2452 - Addresses gender disparities and improve and expand programs and services for women veterans provided by the VA

TriCare Prescription Refill Information

Military Caregiver Virtual Peer Forums - (2nd & 4th Thursday of the month)

HB 2288 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 - Forever GI Bill

Here's what you should know

1. There’s no longer an expiration date.
2. Purple Heart recipients will get more benefits.
3. More people are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
4. There’s some extra money — and time — for STEM degrees.
5. Vets hurt by school shutdowns will get benefits back.

about the new Forever GI Bill!


6. The VA will measure eligibility for benefits differently.
7. Reservists can count more of their service toward eligibility.
8. Housing stipends will decrease slightly.
9. Benefits can get transferred after death.
10. Surviving family members will get more money, but less time.

H.R. 1329
Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017

H.R. 1005
To improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans

H.R. 1725
The Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017

Senate Bill S. 683
Nursing home care to veterans with service-connected conditions....... Click for more information

DAV 2017 Legislature Goals

HR.1618
Allow VA to assist caregivers who are supporting the needs of veterans

HR. 95
Authorizing the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay for or provide child care for veterans
traveling to and returning from a VA facility

VA Pension Information