VA News Releases
News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
19/06/2018 03:16 PM
VA Showcases New Medical Advancements in Veteran Care on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Office of Research and Development hosted a Research Fair at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to share new medical advancements in improving health care and quality of life for Veterans across the nation.
18/06/2018 03:35 PM
VA Releases National Suicide Data Report
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
15/06/2018 11:30 AM
VA Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices when obtaining a VA-guaranteed refinance loan.
12/06/2018 01:20 PM
VA Extends Record of Transparency with First-Ever Posting of Annual Nursing Home Ratings
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public for the first time its annual nursing home ratings. The data show that, overall, VA's nursing home system - composed of more than 130 community living centers - compares closely with private sector nursing homes, even though the department on average cares for sicker patients in its nursing homes than do private facilities.
12/06/2018 10:05 AM
VA and PsychArmor Institute Offer Online Suicide Prevention Training
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit that provides online education and support to Americans who work with, live with or care for military service members, Veterans and their families, recently launched an online suicide-prevention training video, titled 'SAVE,' which is designed to equip anyone who interacts with Veterans to demonstrate care, support and compassion when talking with a Veteran who could be at risk for suicide.
04/06/2018 05:02 PM
VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals resolves record number of claims to date for FY 2018
Underscoring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) pledge to reduce the wait time for those appealing disability benefits claims, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, as of May 27, has signed more than 53,650 decisions to date in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which is approximately 86 percent more than the 28,839 decisions signed through the same period last year.
30/05/2018 09:28 AM
VA Announces New Acting Secretary, Retirement of Deputy Secretary
Today, the White House named Peter O'Rourke as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. O'Rourke previously served as VA Chief of Staff. Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd will serve as VA Acting Chief of Staff while Mr. O'Rourke serves as Acting Secretary. She previously was VA Deputy Chief of Staff. In addition, VA Deputy Secretary Thomas G. Bowman is re-entering retirement effective June 15, 2018.