VA, IHS Join to Improve Native American Vets’ Lives

VA, IHS Join to Improve Native American Vets’ Lives

During the last two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been working together to boost the health of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. The importance of this issue is brought home by the fact that a large number of Alaska Natives and American Indians serve in the military at a higher rate than other groups.

VA Introduces AI Use to Improve Care, Benefits

VA Introduces AI Use to Improve Care, Benefits

A new artificial intelligence strategy for the delivery of health care and benefits was launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in late September. This strategy is planned to serve as a set of ethical guidelines for the use of this technology across the VA.

Gulf War Veterans Get Extension to Seek VA Health Benefits

Gulf War Veterans Get Extension to Seek VA Health Benefits

To ensure that all military members who have a service-connected disability are provided with equal benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended the presumptive period to December 31, 2026, for veterans with undiagnosed, qualifying conditions caused by the Persian Gulf War.

Congress Proposes Female Vet Health Care Transitioning Program

Congress Proposes Female Vet Health Care Transitioning Program

According to the proposal suggested by Congress to ensure the availability of healthcare to transitioning women service members, health care transition training might become mandatory for troops. The idea was proposed to ensure that all female veterans have proper access to healthcare facilities following their military separation.

The VA is set to hire 2,000 New Employees to Process Benefit Claims

The VA is set to hire 2,000 New Employees to Process Benefit Claims

It has been announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects to add approximately 2,000 new employees from this month onwards to help with the expected growth in backlogged benefit claims. It is estimated that the number of claims backlogged has tripled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.