Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act

  • The evolution of the Veterans’ Appeals process: a conversation with Cheryl Mason

    How is the Veterans’ Appeals process changing? What are the key priorities for the VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals? How is the implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 going? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Cheryl Mason, Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • New bill asks Treasury Dept. to offer furloughed feds interest free loans

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative TJ Cox’s (D-CA) first introduced legislation in Congress is meant to ease the financial hardship furloughed federal employees are currently enduring.

  • New VA appeals trial an opportunity for both veterans and the agency

    It’s been a year since Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act that charged the Veterans Affairs Department with creating a new process for veterans pursuing appeals.

  • VA’s Shulkin calls for new, strategic approach to veterans benefits programs

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is launching a veterans benefit advisory board to begin a strategic review of the many and diverse programs VA currently offers.

  • Congress takes another shot at fixing outdated, lengthy veterans appeals process

    Some members of Congress are encouraged by a new solution to overhaul the outdated and lengthy appeals process for veterans. Members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee introduced new legislation Tuesday that would create three paths for veterans to move more quickly through the appeals process. VA has roughly 470,000 claims pending as of April 1.