veterans benefits

  • Veterans Benefits undersecretary instituted quarterly performance briefings

    Dr. Paul Lawrence walked into what you might call a complicated situation when he took over as the undersecretary for Veterans Benefits at the VA.

  • Large amount of IT updates may have doomed Forever GI bill from the start

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general released its review of the agency’s implementation of the new Forever GI bill.

  • 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.

  • VA hopes to RAMP up claims review process for vets

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the launch of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) to give veterans more options in claims disagreements.

  • VA says hiring freeze is over — except for thousands of headquarters jobs

    In the aftermath of the federal hiring freeze, the Veterans Affairs Department says hiring managers are free to fill most positions. But there are still thousands of exceptions requiring approval from senior VA officials.

  • VA reforms & vetsHQ.com

    Linda Rix, co-CEO of FastYeti Incorporated, will discuss proposals to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, and how her website — vetsHQ.com — is helping veterans get the benefits they need. August 1, 2014

  • What is vetsHQ.com?

    Linda Rix, co-CEO of FastYeti Incorporated will talk about a new website that helps veterans navigate their way through the with benefits claims process. June 20, 2014

  • What is vetsHQ.com?

    Linda Rix, co-CEO of FastYeti Incorporated will talk about a new website that helps veterans navigate their way through the with benefits claims process. June 6, 2014

  • Senate to take up major overhaul of VA benefits

    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the measure that includes dozens of provisions that expand benefits and hiring programs and grants advance appropriations to most of the Veterans Affairs’ accounts. Senate Veterans Affairs chairman suggested paying for the changes by reducing DoD’s wartime budget.

  • Electronic identification for veterans

    Blake Hall, co-founder of ID.me, will discuss how his company’s electronic identification process, is helping veterans get the benefits they have earned. July 30, 2013