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  1. 78 FR 59769 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV...

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    2013-09-27

    ...) Line of Business Tracking Study); Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... (VOV) Line of Business Tracking Study. a. Compensation and Pension (C&P) Service Surveys J.D. Power... business. Based on the numerous interviews conducted, JDPA has separated the Veterans experience with...

  2. 77 FR 20886 - Agency Information Collection (Conversion From Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans...

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    2012-04-06

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Conversion From Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans' Group Life Insurance); Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of... Evaluation of the Conversion Privilege from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) to Veterans'...

  3. 76 FR 33029 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 1) Under OMB Review

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    2011-06-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In... the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the...

  4. 75 FR 78807 - Agency Information Collection (Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary...

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    2010-12-16

    ... Incarcerated in Penal Institution) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution, VA Form 21-4193. OMB Control... should be reduced or terminated when he or she is incarcerated in a penal institution in excess of...

  5. 78 FR 40550 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing...

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    2013-07-05

    ... Adaptations) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing Adaptations... housing and adaptations to dwellings. Under 38 U.S.C. 2101(b), grants are available to assist Veterans...

  6. 76 FR 40454 - Agency Information Collection (Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veteran or...

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    2011-07-08

    ... on VA Form 29-541 to establish a claimant's entitlement to Government Life Insurance proceeds in... Beneficiary) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans.... 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department...

  7. Veterans' Benefits Act of 2011

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Runyan, Jon [R-NJ-3

    2011-06-24

    10/12/2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  8. 77 FR 70210 - Agency Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension): Activity...

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    2012-11-23

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension): Activity... Pension, VA Form 21-526. b. Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application, VA Form 21-526b. c. Authorization.... Veterans complete VA Form 21-526 to initially apply for compensation and/or pension benefits. b....

  9. 75 FR 32540 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing...

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    2010-06-08

    ... Adaptations) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... Special Housing Adaptations, VA Form 26-4555d. OMB Control Number: 2900-0300. Type of Review: Extension of... veteran in making adaptations to their current residences or one they intend to live in as long as...

  10. 78 FR 68906 - Agency Information Collection (Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits...

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    2013-11-15

    ... Questionnaire) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION... (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER... ``OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits...

  11. 77 FR 3843 - Agency Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing...

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    2012-01-25

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing Survey) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION... notice announces that the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will...

  12. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 724 - Veterans' Benefits

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Veterans' Benefits D Appendix D to Part 724... BOARD Pt. 724, App. D Appendix D to Part 724—Veterans' Benefits 91 Stat. 1106 Pub. L. 95-126, Oct. 8, 1977 95th Congress An Act To deny entitlement to veterans' benefits to certain persons who...

  13. Health benefits for veteran (senior) tennis players

    PubMed Central

    Marks, B L

    2006-01-01

    To explore the health benefits of tennis participation in veteran players and to identify future research needs, an electronic literature search using the Ovid (Cinhal, Medline, Sport Discus) library databases from 1966–2005 was undertaken. Specific search words were employed related to tennis, aging, exercise, health, and the psychophysiological systems. Public access internet search engines were also used (Google, PubMed), along with non‐electronic searches of library holdings. There is ample research documenting the health benefits of regular participation in moderately intense aerobic activity. There have been research studies targeting veteran tennis players but most were cross sectional. No tennis related study successfully eliminated all confounding cross training effects. The health of veteran tennis players is improved by enhanced aerobic capacity, greater bone densities in specific regions, lower body fat, greater strength, and maintained reaction time performance in comparison with age matched but less active controls. However, it is not certain whether tennis alone can be a sole contributor to these physiological variables. Well controlled longitudinal research among elite veteran and novice older adult players is needed. PMID:16632583

  14. 77 FR 2350 - Agency Information Collection (Request for Vocational Training Benefits-Certain Children of...

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    2012-01-17

    ... Vietnam Veterans): Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of... Benefits--Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans, 38 CFR 21.8014. OMB Control Number: 2900-0579. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Vietnam veterans' children born...

  15. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 724 - Veterans' Benefits

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Veterans' Benefits D Appendix D to Part 724 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD Pt. 724, App. D Appendix D to Part 724—Veterans' Benefits 91 Stat. 1106 Pub. L. 95-126, Oct....

  16. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 724 - Veterans' Benefits

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Veterans' Benefits D Appendix D to Part 724 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD Pt. 724, App. D Appendix D to Part 724—Veterans' Benefits 91 Stat. 1106 Pub. L. 95-126, Oct....

  17. 76 FR 78083 - Agency Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2011-12-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In... the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection...

  18. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 724 - Veterans' Benefits

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Veterans' Benefits D Appendix D to Part 724... BOARD Pt. 724, App. D Appendix D to Part 724—Veterans' Benefits 91 Stat. 1106 Pub. L. 95-126, Oct. 8...) section 3103 of Title 38, United States Code, is amended by— (1) Inserting “or on the basis of an...

  19. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 724 - Veterans' Benefits

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Veterans' Benefits D Appendix D to Part 724... BOARD Pt. 724, App. D Appendix D to Part 724—Veterans' Benefits 91 Stat. 1106 Pub. L. 95-126, Oct. 8...) section 3103 of Title 38, United States Code, is amended by— (1) Inserting “or on the basis of an...

  20. 38 CFR 3.20 - Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death. 3.20 Section 3.20 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT... General § 3.20 Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death. (a) Where the veteran died on...

  1. 75 FR 61858 - Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives...

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    2010-10-06

    ...) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is announcing an opportunity for public... information needed to identify and properly protect VA benefit records. DATES: Written comments...

  2. 77 FR 24268 - Agency Information Collection (Dependents' Application for VA Educational Benefits) Activity...

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    2012-04-23

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Dependents' Application for VA Educational Benefits) Activity Under... INFORMATION: Title: Dependents' Application for VA Educational Benefits (Under Provisions of Chapters 33 and... spouses and children of veterans or servicemembers to apply for Survivors' and Dependents'...

  3. 76 FR 33032 - Agency Information Collection (Veteran's Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring...

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    2011-06-07

    ... 26-4555c to apply for specially adapted housing grants. VA will use the data collected to determine... Specially Adapted Housing) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of... and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202)...

  4. 76 FR 27384 - Agency Information Collection Activity (Veteran Suicide Prevention Online Quantitative Surveys...

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    2011-05-11

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activity (Veteran Suicide Prevention Online Quantitative Surveys...). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA's top priority is the prevention of Veterans suicide. It... better understand Veterans and their families' awareness of VA's suicide prevention and mental...

  5. The Post-9/11 GI Bill: Insights from Veterans Using Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bell, Geri L.; Boland, Elizabeth A.; Dudgeon, Brian; Johnson, Kurt

    2013-01-01

    Because the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented in August of 2009, increasing numbers of veterans returning from the Global War on Terror (GWT) have drawn on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. Based on the findings of a mixed-methods study, quantitative and qualitative survey responses from veterans enrolled at a major…

  6. Colleges Cite Inequities in New Benefits for Veterans

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eckstein, Megan

    2009-01-01

    When the new GI Bill was signed into law last summer, advocates said its education benefits would significantly expand veterans' higher-education options. Beneficiaries would receive substantially more money than they did under older programs, enough to pay for the most expensive public institution in their state instead of only covering…

  7. 78 FR 58611 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2013-09-24

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement) Activity Under OMB... ``OMB Control No. 2900-0212.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance... collection. Abstract: Veterans complete VA Form 29-8636 to decline Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)...

  8. 78 FR 76410 - Proposed Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (For Deduction From Benefit...

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    2013-12-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Payments)); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs...

  9. 76 FR 8846 - Proposed Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 1) Activity: Comment...

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    2011-02-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  10. 75 FR 61859 - Proposed Information Collection (Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency...

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    2010-10-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),...

  11. 78 FR 58610 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity...

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    2013-09-24

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice... announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit...

  12. 75 FR 78805 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity...

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    2010-12-16

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice... announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit...

  13. 76 FR 40455 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-07-08

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry) Activity Under OMB Review... INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry, VA Form 29-0543. OMB Control Number: 2900-0501... insured under Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) completes VA Form 29-0543 to report any...

  14. 76 FR 40451 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance-Change of Address Statement...

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    2011-07-08

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance-- Change of Address Statement.... 2900-0503.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance--Change of Address... continued ownership of property issued under Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance when an address change for...

  15. 75 FR 68038 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2010-11-04

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement) Activity Under OMB....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement, VA Form 29-8636. OMB Control... complete VA Form 29-8636 to decline Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) or to provide information...

  16. 76 FR 78569 - Medical Benefits for Newborn Children of Certain Woman Veterans

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    2011-12-19

    ... AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 17 RIN 2900-AO05 Medical Benefits for Newborn Children of Certain Woman Veterans... to provide certain health care services to a newborn child of a woman veteran who is receiving... days after the birth of the child if the veteran delivered the child in a VA facility or in...

  17. 38 CFR 1.575 - Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Social security numbers... Affairs Records § 1.575 Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters. (a) Except as provided in... because of refusal to disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs a social security number. (b)...

  18. 38 CFR 1.575 - Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Social security numbers... Affairs Records § 1.575 Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters. (a) Except as provided in... because of refusal to disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs a social security number. (b)...

  19. 38 CFR 1.575 - Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Social security numbers... Affairs Records § 1.575 Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters. (a) Except as provided in... because of refusal to disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs a social security number. (b)...

  20. 38 CFR 1.575 - Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Social security numbers... Affairs Records § 1.575 Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters. (a) Except as provided in... because of refusal to disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs a social security number. (b)...

  1. 38 CFR 3.20 - Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Surviving spouse's... General § 3.20 Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death. (a) Where the veteran died on or... indemnity compensation otherwise payable for the surviving spouse for the month in which the death...

  2. 38 CFR 1.575 - Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Social security numbers... Affairs Records § 1.575 Social security numbers in veterans' benefits matters. (a) Except as provided in... because of refusal to disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs a social security number. (b)...

  3. 75 FR 15496 - Agency Information Collection (Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance-Waiver of Premiums) Activities...

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    2010-03-29

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance--Waiver of Premiums) Activities... Premiums, VA Form 29-0812. OMB Control Number: 2900-0700. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved... their Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance policy premiums. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and...

  4. Cost-benefit study of culling claim folders at the Department of Veterans Affairs

    SciTech Connect

    Charles, P.; Hill, L.G.; Johnson, P.; Riemer, C.A.

    1990-04-01

    Culling is the process of sorting through material to separate significant from insignificant information. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) conducted a study on culling Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) claim folders for two reasons. The first was to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) learn about culling strategies that could be applied to veterans' claim folders located at the VA's regional offices (ROs) throughout the United States. The second was to show the VA the benefits that could be derived from culling. 24 tabs.

  5. 78 FR 37278 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV...

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    2013-06-20

    ... Veteran (VOV) measurement program for their lines of business: Compensation Service, Pension Service... services and ] will provide VA/VBA leadership with actionable and timely Veteran feedback on how VBA is... sample size, as approved and reviewed by VBA Leadership and statistician. Affected Public:...

  6. 77 FR 7242 - Agency Information Collection (Agreement To Train on the Job Disabled Veterans): Activity Under...

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    2012-02-10

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Agreement To Train on the Job Disabled Veterans): Activity Under....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agreement to Train on the Job Disabled Veterans, VA Form 28- 1904. OMB Control...-1904 is a written agreement between an on the job training (OJT) establishments and VA. The...

  7. 78 FR 70414 - Agency Information Collection (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program...

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    2013-11-25

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program..., Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of... information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection...

  8. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Reductions and Discontinuances § 3.505 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full... compensation for a Filipino veteran or his or her survivor under § 3.42 will be the earliest of the...

  9. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Reductions and Discontinuances § 3.505 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full... compensation for a Filipino veteran or his or her survivor under § 3.42 will be the earliest of the...

  10. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Reductions and Discontinuances § 3.505 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full... compensation for a Filipino veteran or his or her survivor under § 3.42 will be the earliest of the...

  11. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Reductions and Discontinuances § 3.505 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full... compensation for a Filipino veteran or his or her survivor under § 3.42 will be the earliest of the...

  12. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Reductions and Discontinuances § 3.505 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full... compensation for a Filipino veteran or his or her survivor under § 3.42 will be the earliest of the...

  13. 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ..., and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.22 DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally..., and (2) At the time of death, the veteran was receiving, or was entitled to receive, compensation...

  14. 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.22 DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally..., and (2) At the time of death, the veteran was receiving, or was entitled to receive, compensation...

  15. 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.22 DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally..., and (2) At the time of death, the veteran was receiving, or was entitled to receive, compensation...

  16. 76 FR 625 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Health Benefits Handbook Satisfaction Survey) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Health Benefits Handbook Satisfaction Survey) Activity... Satisfaction Survey, VA Form 10-0507. OMB Control Number: 2900--New (VA Form 10-0507). Type of Review:...

  17. 75 FR 78806 - Agency Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-16

    ... approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 21-914 is use to verify whether Filipino veterans of the... meet the United States residency requirements. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person...

  18. 77 FR 3842 - Proposed Information Collection (Conversion from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-25

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Conversion from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans' Group Life Insurance); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... members, especially service members with disabilities are informed about their life insurance...

  19. Veterans' Perspectives on Benefits and Drawbacks of Peer Support for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    PubMed

    Hundt, Natalie E; Robinson, Andrew; Arney, Jennifer; Stanley, Melinda A; Cully, Jeffrey A

    2015-08-01

    Peer support has been increasingly utilized within the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers an opportunity to augment existing care for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The current study sought to examine Veterans' perspectives on the potential benefits and drawbacks of peer support for PTSD. A sample of 23 Veterans with substantial treatment experience completed one-time qualitative interviews that were transcribed and coded for thematic content using grounded theory methodology. Results indicated that Veterans identified numerous potential benefits to a peer support program, including social support, purpose and meaning, normalization of symptoms and hope, and therapeutic benefits. Veterans also identified ways that peer support could complement psychotherapy for PTSD by increasing initiation and adherence to treatment and supporting continued use of skills after termination. Results also indicated that Veterans may prefer peer support groups that are separated according to trauma type, gender, and era of service. Other findings highlighted the importance of the leadership and interpersonal skills of a peer support group leader. Overall, Veterans found peer support to be a highly acceptable complement to existing PTSD treatments with few drawbacks. PMID:26226526

  20. Work Outcomes After Receipt of Benefits Counseling Among Veterans Applying for Service-Connection

    PubMed Central

    Rosen, Marc I.; Ablondi, Karen; Black, Anne C.; Mueller, Lisa; Serowik, Kristin L.; Martino, Steve; Mobo, Ben Hur; Rosenheck, Robert A.

    2016-01-01

    Objective This study's objective was to determine the efficacy of benefits counseling in a clinical trial. There has been concern that disability payments for psychiatric disorders reduce incentives for employment and rehabilitation. Benefits counseling, with education about opportunities to work and the financial implications of work on receipt of disability benefits, may counter these disincentives. Methods This single-blind, six-month randomized clinical trial enrolled 84 veterans who had applied for service-connected compensation for a psychiatric condition. Veterans were randomly assigned to either four sessions of benefits counseling or of a control condition involving orientation to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs health care system and services. Days of paid work and work-related activities were assessed at follow-up visits by using a timeline follow-back calendar. Results Veterans assigned to benefits counseling worked for pay for significantly more days than did veterans in the control group (effect size=.69, p<.05), reflecting an average of three more days of paid employment during the 28 days preceding the six-month follow-up. Benefits counseling was associated with increased use of mental health services, but this correlation did not mediate the effect of benefits counseling on working. Conclusions Barriers to employment associated with disability payments are remediable with basic counseling. More research is needed to understand the active ingredient of this counseling and to strengthen the intervention. PMID:25082304

  1. 38 CFR 3.458 - Veteran's benefits not apportionable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... reasonable basis (for example trickery on the part of the veteran) for the spouse believing that the marriage... there has been a reconciliation and later estrangement. (d) Where the child of the disabled person has been legally adopted by another person, except the additional compensation payable for the child....

  2. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... laws. As such, the provisions of 38 CFR 3.114(a) apply when determining the effective date of an award... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar...

  3. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... laws. As such, the provisions of 38 CFR 3.114(a) apply when determining the effective date of an award... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar...

  4. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... laws. As such, the provisions of 38 CFR 3.114(a) apply when determining the effective date of an award... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar...

  5. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... laws. As such, the provisions of 38 CFR 3.114(a) apply when determining the effective date of an award... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar...

  6. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... laws. As such, the provisions of 38 CFR 3.114(a) apply when determining the effective date of an award... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Filipino veterans and... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar...

  7. 76 FR 16039 - Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PTSD...

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    2011-03-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PTSD) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs....

  8. 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... death benefits to the surviving spouse or children in the same manner as if the veteran's death were.... 1318(b)) (b) For purposes of this section, “entitled to receive” means that the veteran filed a claim...) To be entitled to benefits under this section, a surviving spouse must have been married to...

  9. Benefits and Challenges of Delivering Tele-rehabilitation Services to Rural Veterans.

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    Cary, Michael P; Spencer, Michelle; Carroll, Ansuya; Hand, Deborah H; Amis, Kristopher; Karan, Elizabeth; Cannon, Rebecca F; Morgan, Michelle S; Hoenig, Helen M

    2016-09-01

    Veterans residing in underserved rural areas face many barriers to accessing high-quality rehabilitation services. This article describes the benefits and challenges of using technology for delivery of rehabilitation services to rural Veterans using TeleHOME, an innovative tele-rehabilitation program. TeleHOME enables rehabilitation providers to remotely assess the Veteran's functional abilities and needs in his or her own home where these tasks must be performed. This technology increases the ability of all team members to contribute to interdisciplinary care, but also requires greater levels of team integration. One month after the completion of the TeleHOME project, we met with clinicians to discuss their perceptions of whether and how use of the technology affected interdisciplinary care processes, and what approaches were used to meet team-based goals. TeleHOME can improve access to rehabilitation services for rural Veterans, but will also bring about novel integrative care processes that may improve the effectiveness of such services. Recommendations to overcome challenges to optimize the implementation and delivery of TeleHOME services as well as to better inform clinicians working with rural Veterans are discussed. PMID:27580283

  10. 78 FR 36306 - Proposed Information Collection (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits...

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    2013-06-17

    ... Questionnaire) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. During the comment... Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960M-13. OMB Control...

  11. 77 FR 64386 - Agency Information Collection Activities (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State...

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    2012-10-19

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activities (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State... currently approved collection. Abstract: VA pays per diem to State homes providing nursing home and adult day health services care to Veterans. VA requires facilities providing nursing home and adult...

  12. 38 CFR 21.21 - Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21.21 Section 21.21... § 21.21 Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans... is otherwise eligible. (See §§ 21.264 and 21.334.) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1781(b)) (b) Use of...

  13. 38 CFR 21.21 - Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21.21 Section 21.21... § 21.21 Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans... is otherwise eligible. (See §§ 21.264 and 21.334.) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1781(b)) (b) Use of...

  14. 38 CFR 21.21 - Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21.21 Section 21.21... § 21.21 Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans... is otherwise eligible. (See §§ 21.264 and 21.334.) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1781(b)) (b) Use of...

  15. 38 CFR 21.21 - Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21.21 Section 21.21... § 21.21 Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans... is otherwise eligible. (See §§ 21.264 and 21.334.) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1781(b)) (b) Use of...

  16. 38 CFR 21.21 - Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21.21 Section 21.21... § 21.21 Election of benefits under education programs administered by the Department of Veterans... is otherwise eligible. (See §§ 21.264 and 21.334.) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1781(b)) (b) Use of...

  17. Veterans Crisis Line

    MedlinePlus

    ... also access and download the Veterans Crisis Line Branding Guidelines for guidance on how to consistently apply ... Program ADMINISTRATION Veterans Health Administration Veterans Benefits Administration National Cemetery Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 ...

  18. 20 CFR 404.1362 - Treatment of social security benefits or payments where Veterans Administration pension or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Treatment of social security benefits or...' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services Effect of Other Benefits on Payment of...

  19. 20 CFR 404.1362 - Treatment of social security benefits or payments where Veterans Administration pension or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Treatment of social security benefits or...' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services Effect of Other Benefits on Payment of...

  20. 76 FR 73022 - Agency Information Collection (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously...

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    2011-11-28

    ... Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet): Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet, VA Form...

  1. 78 FR 36308 - Proposed Information Collection: (Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits...

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    2013-06-17

    ... Questionnaire) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. During the comment... Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960M-14. OMB Control Number:...

  2. 38 CFR 3.20 - Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... veteran for that month but for his or her death. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5310) (b) Where the veteran dies on.... 5111(c)) (c)(1) Where a veteran receiving compensation or pension dies after December 31, 1996,...

  3. 38 CFR 3.20 - Surviving spouse's benefit for month of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... veteran for that month but for his or her death. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5310) (b) Where the veteran dies on.... 5111(c)) (c)(1) Where a veteran receiving compensation or pension dies after December 31, 1996,...

  4. 76 FR 20823 - Agency Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV...

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    2011-04-13

    ...&E) Service Surveys. J.D. Power will be pilot testing three survey instruments for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service line of business. Based on the numerous interviews conducted, JDPA... and Employment (VR&E) Service Surveys-- 1,875 Hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:...

  5. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. 3.43... for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. (a) Definitions....

  6. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. 3.43... for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. (a) Definitions....

  7. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. 3.43... for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. (a) Definitions....

  8. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. 3.43... for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. (a) Definitions....

  9. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. 3.43... for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States on the date of death. (a) Definitions....

  10. Veterans' Education Benefits: Enhanced Guidance and Collaboration Could Improve Administration of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program. GAO-11-356R

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scott, George A.

    2011-01-01

    With the passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post- 9/11 GI Bill), Congress created a comprehensive education benefit program for veterans, service members, and their dependents pursuing postsecondary education. Since implementation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided just over $5.7 billion for…

  11. Pharmacy benefits management in the Veterans Health Administration: 1995 to 2003.

    PubMed

    Sales, Mariscelle M; Cunningham, Francesca E; Glassman, Peter A; Valentino, Michael A; Good, Chester B

    2005-02-01

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Healthcare Group (VA PBM) oversees the formulary for the entire VA system, which serves more than 4 million veterans and provides more than 108 million prescriptions per year. Since its establishment in 1995, the VA PBM has managed pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical-related policies, including drug safety and efficacy evaluations, pharmacologic management algorithms, and criteria for drug use. These evidence-based practices promote, optimize, and assist VA providers with the safe and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals while allowing for formulary decisions that can result in substantial cost savings. The VA PBM also has utilized various contracting techniques to standardize generic agents as well as specific drugs and drug classes (eg, antihistamines, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, alpha-blockers, and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors [statins]). These methods have enabled the VA to save approximately dollar 1.5 billion since 1996 even as drug expenditures continued to rise from roughly dollar 1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 1996 to more than dollar 3 billion in FY 2003. Furthermore, the VA PBM has established an outcomes research section to undertake quality-improvement and safety initiatives that ultimately monitor and determine the clinical impact of formulary decisions on the VA system nationwide. The experiences of this pharmacy benefits program, including clinical and contracting processes/procedures and their impact on the VA healthcare system, are described.

  12. Higher Education Benefits for Post-9/11 Military Service Members and Veterans. Testimony. CT-428

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Miller, Laura L.; Buryk, Peter; Wenger, Jennie W.

    2015-01-01

    This testimony was presented before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on March 17, 2015. To inform the Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' administration of its education programs, and the educational and training needs of post-9/11 veterans, the presenters offered the statement in…

  13. 75 FR 22164 - Urban Non-Urban Homeless Female Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Families' Reintegration Into...

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    2010-04-27

    ... Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Families' Reintegration Into Employment AGENCY: Veterans' Employment... training, and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless Veterans into the labor...

  14. Educational Benefits Available for Returning Vietnam Era Veterans; Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Readjustment, Education, and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session. Part 1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.

    The following bills, or amendments thereto, were included in presentations before the Subcommittee on Readjustment, Education, and Employment concerning educational benefits for Vietnam era veterans: (1) S 2161, to increase allowances for veterans; (2) S 740, to make improvements in vocational rehabilitation and educational programs; (3) S 1776,…

  15. Provision of Education Benefits for Post-Vietnam Era Veterans. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Education and Training of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress First Session.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    The subcommittee on education and training held hearings regarding educational benefits for post-Vietnam era veterans. Four main bills were presented as amendments to title 38 of the United States Code and formed the focus of discussion: (1) HR 2000, to entitle veterans to 45 months of educational assistance for all educational programs,…

  16. The Effect of Disability Insurance on Health Investment: Evidence from the Veterans Benefits Administration's Disability Compensation Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Singleton, Perry

    2009-01-01

    I examine whether individuals respond to monetary incentives to detect latent medical conditions. The effect is identified by a policy that deemed diabetes associated with herbicide exposure a compensable disability under the Veterans Benefits Administration's Disability Compensation program. Since a diagnosis is a requisite for benefit…

  17. Benefits to Employers Who Hire Women Veterans. Facts on Working Women No. 92-3.

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    Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.

    Women veterans provide employers with a new and added source of well-educated, highly trained, and highly motivated employees. Women veterans possess an impressive range of skills in many diverse areas, including functional and administrative support, medical and dental specialties, communications and intelligence gathering, service and supply,…

  18. 75 FR 62636 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Health Benefits Handbook Satisfaction Survey) Activity...

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    2010-10-12

    ... System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov ; or to Cynthia Harvey Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: cynthia.harvey-pryor... period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia...

  19. 20 CFR 1001.125 - Standards of performance governing complaints of veterans and eligible persons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Standards of performance governing complaints... ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons §...

  20. 20 CFR 1001.125 - Standards of performance governing complaints of veterans and eligible persons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Standards of performance governing complaints... ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons §...

  1. 78 FR 22908 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Veterans...

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    2013-04-17

    ... information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2013 (78 FR 2292...; Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL...) titled, ``Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey,'' to the Office of Management and...

  2. 78 FR 76411 - Agency Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity...

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    2013-12-17

    ... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov... of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. BILLING...

  3. VA Education Benefits: VA Should Strengthen Its Efforts to Help Veterans Make Informed Education Choices. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-14-324

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Emrey-Arras, Melissa

    2014-01-01

    In fiscal year 2013, VA provided over $12 billion in benefits for veterans' postsecondary education; however, questions have been raised as to whether some schools are receiving these funds as a result of inappropriate recruiting practices. GAO was asked to examine issues related to schools' recruitment of veterans. This report examines (1) how…

  4. Coenzyme Q10 benefits symptoms in Gulf War veterans: results of a randomized double-blind study.

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    Golomb, Beatrice A; Allison, Matthew; Koperski, Sabrina; Koslik, Hayley J; Devaraj, Sridevi; Ritchie, Janis B

    2014-11-01

    We sought to assess whether coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) benefits the chronic multisymptom problems that affect one-quarter to one-third of 1990-1 Gulf War veterans, using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Participants were 46 veterans meeting Kansas and Centers for Disease Control criteria for Gulf War illness. Intervention was PharmaNord (Denmark) CoQ10 100 mg per day (Q100), 300 mg per day (Q300), or an identical-appearing placebo for 3.5 ± 0.5 months. General self-rated health (GSRH), the primary outcome, differed across randomization arms at baseline, and sex significantly predicted GSRH change, compelling adjustment for baseline GSRH and prompting sex-stratified analysis. GSRH showed no significant benefit in the combined-sex sample. Among males (85% of participants), Q100 significantly benefited GSRH versus placebo and versus Q300, providing emphasis on Q100. Physical function (summary performance score, SPS) improved on Q100 versus placebo. A rise in CoQ10 approached significance as a predictor of improvement in GSRH and significantly predicted SPS improvement. Among 20 symptoms each present in half or more of the enrolled veterans, direction-of-difference on Q100 versus placebo was favorable for all except sleep problems; sign test 19:1, p=0.00004) with several symptoms individually significant. Significance for these symptoms despite the small sample underscores large effect sizes, and an apparent relation of key outcomes to CoQ10 change increases prospects for causality. In conclusion, Q100 conferred benefit to physical function and symptoms in veterans with Gulf War illness. Examination in a larger sample is warranted, and findings from this study can inform the conduct of a larger trial.

  5. 78 FR 53506 - Agency Information Collection (HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application) Activity...

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    2013-08-29

    ... application for both VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Lenders and Veterans use... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs....

  6. 75 FR 76081 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2010-12-07

    .... Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960c-1. OMB Control Number: 2900-0749... exposure: Hairy Cell and Other Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Parkinson's and Ischemic Heart diseases. Veterans... Form 21-0960b-1--500. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form...

  7. 20 CFR 1001.121 - Performance standard on facilities and support for Veterans' Employment and Training Service...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.121 Performance standard on facilities and support for Veterans' Employment and... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Performance standard on facilities...

  8. 20 CFR 1001.121 - Performance standard on facilities and support for Veterans' Employment and Training Service...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.121 Performance standard on facilities and support for Veterans' Employment and... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Performance standard on facilities...

  9. College and Community Partnerships: Extending the Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation to Veterans

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    Fuchs, Steven J.; Cannella, Lee grace; Pisano, Susan

    2014-01-01

    In fall 2010, St. Joseph's College initiated a partnership between the college, Northport VA Medical Center, and Long Island State Veterans Home that provides a therapeutic platform for the integration of the three communities through sustainable and mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular service and experiential learning programs.…

  10. 78 FR 68864 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Veterans...

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    2013-11-15

    ... about employment services offered to Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) participants and for... and employment services outreach described in VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, Public Law 112-56... Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored...

  11. 76 FR 40455 - Agency Information Collection (Request for Supplemental Information on Medical and Nonmedical...

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    2011-07-08

    ... to apply for new issue, reinstatement or change of plan on Government Life Insurance policies. An... Applications) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans.... 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department...

  12. 78 FR 68909 - Agency Information Collection (Knee and Lower Leg Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Knee and Lower Leg Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire... Leg Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... Control No. 2900-NEW (Knee and Lower Leg Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)''....

  13. 78 FR 65451 - Agency Information Collection (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...

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    2013-10-31

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT...- ] NEW (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire).'' SUPPLEMENTARY...

  14. 78 FR 68907 - Agency Information Collection (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire... Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... Control No. 2900-NEW (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)''....

  15. 78 FR 68906 - Agency Information Collection (Hip and Thigh Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under...

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Hip and Thigh Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under... Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie... and Thigh Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire''. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Hip...

  16. 78 FR 68907 - Agency Information Collection (Hand and Finger Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Hand and Finger Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under... Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie... and Finger Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)''. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Hand...

  17. 78 FR 65451 - Agency Information Collection (Shoulder and Arm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire...

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    2013-10-31

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Shoulder and Arm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire... Disability Benefits Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie... (Shoulder and Arm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire).'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  18. Center for Women Veterans

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    ... Guard/Reserve Clinician/Researcher/Trainee Menu Menu For Veterans Benefit Information Agent Orange Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) eBenefits Benefit & Claim Status (Registration Required) Disability ...

  19. 20 CFR 404.1362 - Treatment of social security benefits or payments where Veterans Administration pension or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... payments where Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable. 404.1362 Section 404.1362 Employees... Administration pension or compensation payable. (a) Before we receive notice from the Veterans Administration. If... status provisions in § 404.1350 before we receive notice from the Veterans Administration that a...

  20. 20 CFR 404.1362 - Treatment of social security benefits or payments where Veterans Administration pension or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... payments where Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable. 404.1362 Section 404.1362 Employees... Administration pension or compensation payable. (a) Before we receive notice from the Veterans Administration. If... status provisions in § 404.1350 before we receive notice from the Veterans Administration that a...

  1. 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death. 3.22 Section 3.22 Pensions, Bonuses... disabled at time of death. (a) Even though a veteran died of non-service-connected causes, VA will pay..., and (2) At the time of death, the veteran was receiving, or was entitled to receive, compensation...

  2. 41 CFR 102-75.351 - May the disposal agency waive screening for public benefit conveyances?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... waive screening for public benefit conveyances? 102-75.351 Section 102-75.351 Public Contracts and... § 102-75.351 May the disposal agency waive screening for public benefit conveyances? All properties..., the disposal agency may waive public benefit screening, with the exception of the mandatory...

  3. 75 FR 15494 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing...

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    2010-03-29

    ... Adaptations) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... acquiring special housing and/or adaptations to their current resident. DATES: Written comments and... Acquiring Special Housing Adaptations, VA Form 26-4555d. OMB Control Number: 2900-0300. Type of...

  4. 78 FR 10266 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing...

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    2013-02-13

    ... Adaptations) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... acquiring special housing and/or adaptations to their current resident. DATES: Written comments and... Acquiring Special Housing Adaptations, VA Form 26-4555d. OMB Control Number: 2900-0300. Type of...

  5. 20 CFR 1001.123 - Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.123 Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Performance standards governing...

  6. 20 CFR 1001.123 - Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.123 Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Performance standards governing...

  7. 76 FR 70827 - Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing...

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    2011-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing Survey Card) Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),...

  8. 41 CFR 102-75.350 - What are disposal agencies' responsibilities concerning public benefit conveyances?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...? Based on a highest and best use analysis, disposal agencies may make surplus real property available to... public benefit discount for public benefit purposes. Some examples of such purposes are education,...

  9. 77 FR 65703 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Family Unity Benefits, Form I-817...

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    ... for Family Unity Benefits, Form I-817, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-Day...) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Family Unity Benefits. (3) Agency form number, if any,...

  10. 78 FR 68908 - Agency Information Collection (Ankle Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Ankle Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB... Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records... Disability Benefits Questionnaire)''. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Ankle Conditions Disability...

  11. 78 FR 68905 - Agency Information Collection (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB... Questionnaire)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records... Disability Benefits Questionnaire)''. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Wrist Conditions Disability...

  12. 32 CFR 161.15 - Benefits for Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... dependency made on or after October 5, 1994, placed in the home of the member or former member by a placement agency (recognized by the Secretary of Defense) or by another source authorized by State or local law to provide adoption placement, in anticipation of the legal adoption by the member or former member. 5....

  13. Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities at Federal Agencies: The View from the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Aging, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    PubMed Central

    O’Leary, Timothy J.; Slutsky, Jean R.; Bernard, Marie A.

    2010-01-01

    In the last year increased attention has been focused on translating federally sponsored health research into improved health for Americans. Since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on February 17, 2009, this focus has been accelerated by ARRA funds to support Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). A high proportion of topical areas of interest in CER affect the older segment of the population. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have supported robust research portfolios focused on aging populations that meet the varying definitions of CER. In this short paper we briefly describe the research missions of the AHRQ, NIA, and VA. We then review the various definitions of CER as put forward by the Congressional Budget Office, the Institute of Medicine, and the ARRA established Federal Coordinating Council; as well as important topics for which CER is particularly needed. Finally, we set forth approaches in which the three agencies support CER involving the aging population and outline opportunities for future CER research. PMID:20936736

  14. 77 FR 323 - Agency Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home...

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    2012-01-04

    ... Adaptation Grant) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, VA Form 26-4555. OMB Control Number: 2900-0132. Type of... special home adaptation grant. VA will use the data collected to determine the veteran's eligibility....

  15. 20 CFR 1001.120 - Standards of performance governing State agency services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Standards of performance governing State... VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.120 Standards...

  16. 20 CFR 1001.120 - Standards of performance governing State agency services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Standards of performance governing State... VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.120 Standards...

  17. 20 CFR 1001.124 - Standards of performance governing State agency cooperation and coordination with other agencies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SERVICES FOR VETERANS Standards of Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.124 Standards of performance governing State agency cooperation and... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Standards of performance governing...

  18. Military Veterans Face Challenges in Accessing Educational Benefits at Florida Community Colleges

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spiro, Rivka; Hill, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Florida's community colleges are seeing an influx of students who face unique challenges. They are the men and women who served in the military after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and who are now attending college on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, with its greatly enhanced educational benefits, and on the expanded, old Montgomery GI Bill, which…

  19. Future Veteran Enrollment: How Long? How Deep?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Daly, Robert; Bateman, Harold

    In order to assess the probable impact of the June, 1976 loss of veteran's benefits for Korean-era veterans, Santa Ana College administered a questionnaire to 4,350 veterans enrolled in the spring of 1975. The questionnaire was returned by 1,299 veterans, a 29.9 percent rate of return. Of those responding, 469 veterans (36.1 percent) were…

  20. 75 FR 61247 - Proposed Information Collection (Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or...

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    ... Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed from penal institutions regarding... Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution, VA Form 21-4193. OMB Control Number: 2900-0116. Type of...

  1. 78 FR 46420 - Proposed Information Collection (Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or...

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    2013-07-31

    ... Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed from penal institutions regarding... in Penal Institution, VA Form 21-4193. OMB Control Number: 2900-0116. Type of Review: Extension of...

  2. 77 FR 326 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation By Parent(s...

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    2012-01-04

    ...), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation)): Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation), VA... collection. Abstract: Surviving parent(s) of veterans whose death was service connected complete VA Form...

  3. 75 FR 2594 - Proposed Information Collection (Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP) Veterans...

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    2010-01-15

    ... Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans...: Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP) Veterans Satisfaction Survey, VA Form 10-0480. OMB...

  4. Veteran family reintegration, primary care needs, and the benefit of the patient-centered medical home model.

    PubMed

    Hinojosa, Ramon; Hinojosa, Melanie Sberna; Nelson, Karen; Nelson, David

    2010-01-01

    Men and women returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face a multitude of difficulties while integrating back into civilian life, but the importance of their veteran status is often overlooked in primary care settings. Family physicians have the potential to be the first line of defense to ensure the well-being of veterans and their families because many will turn to nonmilitary and non-Veterans Affairs providers for health care needs. An awareness of the unique challenges faced by this population is critical to providing care. A patient-centered medical home orientation can help the family physician provide veterans and their families the care they need. Specific recommendations for family physicians include screening their patient population; providing timely care; treating the whole family; and integrating care from multiple disciplines and specialties, providing veterans and families with "one-stop shopping" care. An awareness of the unique challenges faced by veterans and their families translates into better overall outcomes for this population.

  5. 76 FR 27381 - Agency Information Collection (Financial Statement) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-05-11

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Financial Statement) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans... Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information... describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the...

  6. 77 FR 15190 - Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Certification of Change or Correction of...

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    2012-03-14

    ... Name, Government Life Insurance AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans... of Name, Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-586. OMB Control Number: 2900-0679. Type of Review... change or correction to their name on Government Life Insurance policies. An agency may not conduct...

  7. Department of Veterans Affairs

    MedlinePlus

    ... a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors. Compensation Education & Training Home Loans Life Insurance Vocational Rehabilitation Get Started Burials & Memorials VA operates ...

  8. 76 FR 40452 - Agency Information Collection (VA MATIC Authorization) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-07-08

    ... authorize deduction of Government Life Insurance premiums from their bank account. An agency may not conduct... Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the... Benefits ] Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of...

  9. 75 FR 14633 - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment

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    2010-03-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans' Employment and Training Service Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment AGENCY: Veterans' Employment... placement services (including job readiness and literacy and skills training) to expedite the...

  10. 77 FR 23128 - Rules Governing Hearings Before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction and the Board of Veterans...

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    2012-04-18

    ... Jurisdiction and the Board of Veterans' Appeals; Clarification,'' 76 FR 52572 (RIN 2900-AO06), revising VA's... in a rule that may: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs,...

  11. 77 FR 7243 - Agency Information Collection (Survey of Post-Deployment Adjustment Among OEF and OIF Veterans...

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    2012-02-10

    ...: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this...'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service..., family and social adjustment and functioning of Veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan and/or...

  12. 77 FR 27252 - Veterans' Employment and Training; Veterans Workforce Investment Program

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    2012-05-09

    ...' Employment and Training; Veterans Workforce Investment Program AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training... Opportunity Description The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS... amended the training programs made available to veterans (see 29 U.S.C. 2913). WIA section 168...

  13. 76 FR 2758 - Agency Information Collection (Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits (CFR 21...

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    2011-01-14

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits (CFR 21... refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0708.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Evidence for Transfer of... children, or a combination of the spouse and children. VA will accept DOD Form 2366-1 as evidence that...

  14. 76 FR 71624 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance...

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    2011-11-18

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance..., Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-357. OMB Control Number: 2900-0016. Type of Review: Extension of a... disability insurance on National Service Life Insurance and United States Government Life Insurance......

  15. 78 FR 38452 - Agency Information Collection (Authorization To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant...

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    2013-06-26

    ... to a Third Party) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of... Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to a Third Party, VA Form 21-0845. OMB Control Number:...

  16. 77 FR 3845 - Agency Information Collection Activity (Application for Annual Clothing Allowance) Under OMB Review

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    2012-01-25

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activity (Application for Annual Clothing Allowance) Under OMB... No. 2900-0198.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Annual Clothing Allowance (Under... ] determine if a veteran is eligible for clothing allowance benefits due to a service connected...

  17. 75 FR 69521 - Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits; Correction

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    2010-11-12

    ..., at 202-461-7485. Correction In FR Doc. 2010-27814, published on November 4, 2010, at 75 FR 213, make... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits; Correction AGENCY: Veterans...

  18. 78 FR 21712 - Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits

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    2013-04-11

    ... AFFAIRS Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living... Security Administration has announced that there will be a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase in...

  19. Veterans and chronic pain

    PubMed Central

    Wilson, Sarah

    2013-01-01

    Summary points 1. Musculoskeletal problems are the commonest reason for medical discharge in all the British armed forces. By definition, these problems are chronic and resistant to treatment. 2. Pain is also common in veterans who have experienced severe injuries (polytrauma), often accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) orpostconcussive syndrome. 3. In veterans seeking treatment for chronic pain, PTSD is common. There is also evidence for elevated levels of alcohol misuse in veterans who have been deployed to conflict. However, most veterans do not have pain, PTSD or alcohol problems. 4. Pain clinicians would benefit from training in meeting veterans’ needs, in order to promote their engagement and successful treatment. This should include countering stereotypes, information about the military and support for the assessment and onward referral of PTSD and alcohol problems. PMID:26516504

  20. 77 FR 20849 - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

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    2012-04-06

    ... Veterans' Reintegration Program AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Department of...: Section 2021 of Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) reauthorizes the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through fiscal year (FY) 2012 and indicates: ``the Secretary of Labor shall...

  1. 77 FR 64851 - Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting

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    2012-10-23

    ... AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs... Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans will meet on November 14- 15, 2012, at the Department of Veterans... benefits and services to minority Veterans; to assess the needs of minority Veterans; and to...

  2. Advanced neuroimaging applied to veterans and service personnel with traumatic brain injury: state of the art and potential benefits.

    PubMed

    Wilde, Elisabeth A; Bouix, Sylvain; Tate, David F; Lin, Alexander P; Newsome, Mary R; Taylor, Brian A; Stone, James R; Montier, James; Gandy, Samuel E; Biekman, Brian; Shenton, Martha E; York, Gerald

    2015-09-01

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains one of the most prevalent forms of morbidity among Veterans and Service Members, particularly for those engaged in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neuroimaging has been considered a potentially useful diagnostic and prognostic tool across the spectrum of TBI generally, but may have particular importance in military populations where the diagnosis of mild TBI is particularly challenging, given the frequent lack of documentation on the nature of the injuries and mixed etiologies, and highly comorbid with other disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance misuse. Imaging has also been employed in attempts to understand better the potential late effects of trauma and to evaluate the effects of promising therapeutic interventions. This review surveys the use of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques utilized in military studies published to date, including the utilization of quantitative fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), volumetric analysis, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG), task-based and resting state functional MRI (fMRI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The importance of quality assurance testing in current and future research is also highlighted. Current challenges and limitations of each technique are outlined, and future directions are discussed.

  3. Advanced neuroimaging applied to veterans and service personnel with traumatic brain injury: state of the art and potential benefits.

    PubMed

    Wilde, Elisabeth A; Bouix, Sylvain; Tate, David F; Lin, Alexander P; Newsome, Mary R; Taylor, Brian A; Stone, James R; Montier, James; Gandy, Samuel E; Biekman, Brian; Shenton, Martha E; York, Gerald

    2015-09-01

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains one of the most prevalent forms of morbidity among Veterans and Service Members, particularly for those engaged in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neuroimaging has been considered a potentially useful diagnostic and prognostic tool across the spectrum of TBI generally, but may have particular importance in military populations where the diagnosis of mild TBI is particularly challenging, given the frequent lack of documentation on the nature of the injuries and mixed etiologies, and highly comorbid with other disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance misuse. Imaging has also been employed in attempts to understand better the potential late effects of trauma and to evaluate the effects of promising therapeutic interventions. This review surveys the use of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques utilized in military studies published to date, including the utilization of quantitative fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), volumetric analysis, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG), task-based and resting state functional MRI (fMRI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The importance of quality assurance testing in current and future research is also highlighted. Current challenges and limitations of each technique are outlined, and future directions are discussed. PMID:26350144

  4. 75 FR 53378 - Agency Information Collection (Request to Employer for Employment Information in Connection With...

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    2010-08-31

    ... disability benefits. VA uses the information to establish the insured's eligibility for disability insurance... Claim for Disability Benefits) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... Employment Information in Connection with Claim for Disability Benefits, VA Form Letter 29-459. OMB...

  5. 78 FR 28292 - Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force

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    2013-05-14

    ... AFFAIRS Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION... the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) in August 2009 to conduct a comprehensive review of VA's approach to and programs addressing 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans' illnesses. The third...

  6. 76 FR 65321 - Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force

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    2011-10-20

    ... AFFAIRS Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION... the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) in August 2009 to conduct a comprehensive review of VA's approach to and programs addressing 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans' illnesses. The second...

  7. 75 FR 16577 - Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force

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    2010-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION... the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) in August 2009 to conduct a comprehensive review of VA's approach to and programs addressing 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans' illnesses. The Gulf...

  8. 76 FR 33788 - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment

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    2011-06-09

    ...' Employment and Training Service Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment AGENCY: Veterans' Employment... Veterans Reintegration Program through fiscal year (FY) 2011 and indicates: ``The Secretary of Labor shall... training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force.'' HVRP grants...

  9. To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to establish a commission to study judicial review of the determination of veterans' benefits.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51

    2011-04-12

    06/06/2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. Veterans and Community Colleges: They Need Each Other

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Walter D.

    1975-01-01

    Reports a study of characteristics of veterans in community colleges and reviews governmental benefits for veterans and for educational institutions enrolling veterans. To help veterans, community colleges should establish day-care centers, housing and employment assistance, more occupationally oriented courses, better scheduling for part-time…

  11. 77 FR 12322 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Evaluation of the Veterans...

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    2012-02-29

    ... Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION... information required to evaluate the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD). The Department... following information: Title of Proposal: Evaluation of the Veterans Homelessness Prevention...

  12. 76 FR 70470 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Evaluation of the Veterans...

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    2011-11-14

    ... Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD... Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD). The Department solicits public comments on the... approval to collect information to evaluate the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration. The FY...

  13. 76 FR 24571 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry); Comment Request

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    2011-05-02

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry); Comment Request AGENCY... information needed to maintain Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance accounts. DATES: Written comments and... techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Veterans Mortgage Life...

  14. 76 FR 60135 - Proposed Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activity Comment Request

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    2011-09-28

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activity Comment Request AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for...

  15. 38 CFR 48.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Federal agency or agency. 48.645 Section 48.645 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... executive branch (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency....

  16. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of benefits and assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans affected by natural or other disasters, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH

    2011-05-26

    06/08/2011 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.1627, which became Public Law 112-154 on 8/6/2012. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. 75 FR 12814 - Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting

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    2010-03-17

    ... AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA... Committee on Minority Veterans will be held on April 12- 15, 2010, in San Diego, California. On April 12... benefits and services to minority Veterans, to assess the needs of minority Veterans and to...

  18. 20 CFR 404.1310 - Who is a World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Who is a World War II veteran. 404.1310... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1310 Who is a World War II veteran. You are a World War II veteran if you were in the......

  19. 20 CFR 404.1310 - Who is a World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Who is a World War II veteran. 404.1310... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1310 Who is a World War II veteran. You are a World War II veteran if you were in the......

  20. 20 CFR 404.1310 - Who is a World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Who is a World War II veteran. 404.1310... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1310 Who is a World War II veteran. You are a World War II veteran if you were in the......

  1. 20 CFR 404.1310 - Who is a World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Who is a World War II veteran. 404.1310... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1310 Who is a World War II veteran. You are a World War II veteran if you were in the......

  2. 20 CFR 404.1310 - Who is a World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Who is a World War II veteran. 404.1310... DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Wage Credits for Veterans and Members of the Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1310 Who is a World War II veteran. You are a World War II veteran if you were in the......

  3. Health care of homeless veterans.

    PubMed

    O'Toole, Thomas P; Conde-Martel, Alicia; Gibbon, Jeanette L; Hanusa, Barbara H; Fine, Michael J

    2003-11-01

    It is important to understand the needs of those veterans who are homeless. We describe characteristics of homeless male veterans and factors associated with needing VA benefits from a two-city, community survey of 531 homeless adults. Overall, 425 were male, of whom 127 were veterans (29.9%). Significantly more veterans had a chronic medical condition and two or more mental health conditions. Only 35.1% identified a community clinic for care compared with 66.8% of non-veterans (P <.01); 47.7% identified a shelter-based clinic and 59.1% reported needing VA benefits. Those reporting this need were less likely to report a medical comorbidity (58.7% vs 76.9%; P =.04), although 66.7% had a mental health comorbidity and 82.7% met Diagnosic Screening Manual (DSM)-IIIR criteria for substance abuse/dependence. They were also significantly more likely to access shelter clinics compared with veterans without this need. Homeless veterans continue to have substantial health issues. Active outreach is needed for those lacking access to VA services. PMID:14687279

  4. 38 CFR 17.39 - Certain Filipino veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... of these VA health care benefits, the standards described in 38 CFR 3.42(c) will be accepted as proof... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Certain Filipino veterans... Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package § 17.39 Certain Filipino veterans. (a) Any...

  5. 38 CFR 17.39 - Certain Filipino veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... of these VA health care benefits, the standards described in 38 CFR 3.42(c) will be accepted as proof... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Certain Filipino veterans... Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package § 17.39 Certain Filipino veterans. (a) Any...

  6. 38 CFR 17.39 - Certain Filipino veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... of these VA health care benefits, the standards described in 38 CFR 3.42(c) will be accepted as proof... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Certain Filipino veterans... Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package § 17.39 Certain Filipino veterans. (a) Any...

  7. 38 CFR 17.39 - Certain Filipino veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... of these VA health care benefits, the standards described in 38 CFR 3.42(c) will be accepted as proof... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Certain Filipino veterans... Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package § 17.39 Certain Filipino veterans. (a) Any...

  8. 20 CFR 652.100 - Services for veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Services for veterans. 652.100 Section 652.100 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONING OF STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Services for Veterans § 652.100 Services for veterans. Services...

  9. 20 CFR 652.100 - Services for veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Services for veterans. 652.100 Section 652.100 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONING OF STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Services for Veterans § 652.100 Services for veterans. Services...

  10. 76 FR 61149 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 4) Activity Under OMB Review

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-03

    ... (Other Than HIV-Related Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Tuberculosis) Disability Benefits.... Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21- 0960-Q-1. OMB Control Number:...

  11. To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include a notice of disagreement form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1

    2013-03-25

    10/29/2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. 77 FR 47705 - Agency Information Collection (Rehabilitation Needs Inventory) Activity Under OMB Review

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-09

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Rehabilitation Needs Inventory) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY...: Rehabilitation Needs Inventory (RNI), VA Form 28-1902w. OMB Control Number: 2900-0092. Type of Review: Revision... disabled veterans who submitted an application for vocational rehabilitation benefits. VA will use...

  13. 20 CFR 1001.120 - Standards of performance governing State agency services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Standards of performance governing State... Performance Governing State Agency Services to Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.120 Standards of performance governing State agency services. (a) To the extent required by 38 U.S.C. 2002 and other...

  14. Veterans' use of Department of Veterans Affairs care and perceptions of outsourcing inpatient care.

    PubMed

    Wakefield, Bonnie J; Tripp-Reimer, Toni; Rosenbaum, Marcy E; Rosenthal, Gary E

    2007-06-01

    The objective of the study was to examine veterans' perceptions of problems and benefits of outsourcing inpatient care from Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals to private sector hospitals. Primary data were collected from a cross-section of 42 veterans who were VA users and nonusers using focus groups. Focus group discussion examined reasons patients use VA care, differences between VA and civilian care, positive and negative impacts of outsourcing, and special needs of veterans. Analyses revealed five domains related both to use of VA services and perceptions of outsourcing: costs, access, quality of care, contract (i.e., a covenant between veterans and the U.S. government), veteran milieu, and special needs. Participants identified a variety of potential positive and negative impacts. In general, veterans perceived more advantages than disadvantages to outsourcing VA care but still expressed significant concerns related to outsourcing. These issues should be considered in the development of future policy toward outsourcing VA care to the private sector.

  15. Tribal Veterans Representative (TVR) training program: the effect of community outreach workers on American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans access to and utilization of the Veterans Health Administration.

    PubMed

    Kaufmann, L Jeanne; Buck Richardson, W J; Floyd, James; Shore, Jay

    2014-10-01

    American Indians and Alaska Natives serve at the highest rate of any US race or ethnic group, yet are the most underserved population of Veterans and do not take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services. Barriers to seeking care include stigma, especially for mental health issues; distance to care; and lack of awareness of benefits and services they are entitled to receive. In response to this underutilization of the VA, an innovative program--the Tribal Veterans Representative (TVR) program--was developed within the VA to work with American Indians and Alaska Natives in rural and remote areas. The TVR goes through extensive training every year; is a volunteer, a Veteran and tribal community member who seeks out unenrolled Native Veterans, provides them with information on VA health care services and benefits, and assists them with enrollment paperwork. Being from the community they serve, these outreach workers are able to develop relationships and build rapport and trust with fellow Veterans. In place for over a decade in Montana, this program has enrolled a countless number of Veterans, benefiting not only the individual, but their family and the community as well. Also resulting from this program, are the implementation of Telemental Health Clinics treating Veterans with PTSD, a transportation program helping Veterans get to and from distant VA facilities, a Veteran Resource Center, and a Veteran Tribal Clinic. This program has successfully trained over 800 TVRs, expanded to other parts of the country and into remote areas of Alaska.

  16. 77 FR 28422 - 2012 Draft Report: Strategies for Serving Our Women Veterans

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    2012-05-14

    ... AFFAIRS 2012 Draft Report: Strategies for Serving Our Women Veterans AGENCY: Department of Veterans... Women Veterans' Task Force in July 2011, to develop a comprehensive action plan for VA that will focus on resolving critical issues facing women Veterans. The 2012 Draft Report: Strategies for Serving...

  17. 78 FR 59099 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires) Under OMB Review

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    2013-09-25

    ..., VA Form 21-0960b-1. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960c-1. OMB... diseases based on herbicide exposure: Hairy Cell and Other Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Parkinson's and... Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960b-1--500. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form...

  18. 77 FR 71449 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benefit...

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    2012-11-30

    ... 6, 2012 (77 FR 54927). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of...; Benefit Accuracy Measurement Program ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On November 30, 2012, the Department of... collection request (ICR) titled, ``Benefit Accuracy Measurement Program,'' to the Office of Management...

  19. 75 FR 74086 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benefits...

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    2010-11-30

    ...; Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby... collection request (ICR) titled, ``Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System,'' (BTQ) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the...

  20. 77 FR 74281 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities...

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    ... physical or mental disability. Under title 38 U.S.C. 1805, Spina Bifida Benefits Eligibility, authorizes payment to a spina bifida child-claimant of parent(s) who performed active military, naval, or air service... Vietnam era. Spina Bifida benefits are payable for all types of spina bifida except spina bifida...

  1. 78 FR 16870 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benefit...

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    2013-03-19

    ... information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2012 (77 FR 69503...; Benefit Rights and Experience Report ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting..., ``Benefit Rights and Experience Report,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review...

  2. 38 CFR 3.904 - Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... after veteran's death. 3.904 Section 3.904 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF... § 3.904 Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death. (a) Fraud. Whenever a veteran has forfeited his or...)) (b) Treasonable acts. Death benefits may be paid as provided in paragraph (a) of this section...

  3. 38 CFR 3.904 - Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... after veteran's death. 3.904 Section 3.904 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF... § 3.904 Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death. (a) Fraud. Whenever a veteran has forfeited his or...)) (b) Treasonable acts. Death benefits may be paid as provided in paragraph (a) of this section...

  4. 38 CFR 3.904 - Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... after veteran's death. 3.904 Section 3.904 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF... § 3.904 Effect of forfeiture after veteran's death. (a) Fraud. Whenever a veteran has forfeited his or...)) (b) Treasonable acts. Death benefits may be paid as provided in paragraph (a) of this section...

  5. 77 FR 15846 - Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-03-16

    ... AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA... Committee on Minority Veterans will be held on April 23- 26, 2012, at the below times and locations. The... Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority Veterans, to assess the needs...

  6. 20 CFR 404.1311 - Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... World War II veterans. 404.1311 Section 404.1311 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1311 Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for World War II veterans do not have to...

  7. 20 CFR 408.216 - Are you a World War II veteran?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Are you a World War II veteran? 408.216... II VETERANS SVB Qualification and Entitlement Military Service § 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran? (a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you: (1) Served...

  8. 20 CFR 404.1311 - Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... World War II veterans. 404.1311 Section 404.1311 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1311 Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for World War II veterans do not have to...

  9. 20 CFR 408.216 - Are you a World War II veteran?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Are you a World War II veteran? 408.216... II VETERANS SVB Qualification and Entitlement Military Service § 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran? (a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you: (1) Served...

  10. 20 CFR 408.216 - Are you a World War II veteran?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Are you a World War II veteran? 408.216... II VETERANS SVB Qualification and Entitlement Military Service § 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran? (a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you: (1) Served...

  11. 20 CFR 408.216 - Are you a World War II veteran?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Are you a World War II veteran? 408.216... II VETERANS SVB Qualification and Entitlement Military Service § 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran? (a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you: (1) Served...

  12. 20 CFR 404.1311 - Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... World War II veterans. 404.1311 Section 404.1311 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1311 Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for World War II veterans do not have to...

  13. 20 CFR 404.1311 - Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... World War II veterans. 404.1311 Section 404.1311 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1311 Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for World War II veterans do not have to...

  14. 20 CFR 404.1311 - Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... World War II veterans. 404.1311 Section 404.1311 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Uniformed Services World War II Veterans § 404.1311 Ninety-day active service requirement for World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for World War II veterans do not have to...

  15. 20 CFR 408.216 - Are you a World War II veteran?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Are you a World War II veteran? 408.216... II VETERANS SVB Qualification and Entitlement Military Service § 408.216 Are you a World War II veteran? (a) Service requirements. For SVB purposes, you are a World War II veteran if you: (1) Served...

  16. Seeking stability in the Medicare home health benefit. Margins evaporate; agencies in financial jeopardy.

    PubMed

    2003-07-01

    In a watershed moment for the home care industry, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) staff has obtained, decoded, deciphered, and tabulated rates of return for all Medicare-participating agencies in the nation. The results show the average rate of return for Medicare agencies in the latest fiscal year--that is, before the October 2002 15 percent cut in home health reimbursements, before audits, and before partial episode payment adjustments--is 5.15 percent. That figure is well below the average 22 percent rate of return the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission alleged that home care agencies were making. Following is the text of NAHC's report, along with a letter from the respected firm of Muse & Associates vouching for the accuracy of NAHC's methodology.

  17. 78 FR 2415 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Family Unity Benefits, Form Number I...

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    2013-01-11

    ..., at 77 FR 65703, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments in... SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Application...-Day Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and...

  18. Let's Cooperate II: The Costs and Benefits of Cooperation Between Recreation/Park and Education Agencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Committee for Recreation/Education Cooperation, CA.

    The ideas and the information in this handbook illustrate the experiences of local recreation and education agencies that started cooperative programs in the face of declining resources and increasing demand for improved services. Funding distribution in California usually gives schools financial latitude in facilities and transporation, while…

  19. Comparing life experiences in active addiction and recovery between veterans and non-veterans: a national study.

    PubMed

    Laudet, Alexandre; Timko, Christine; Hill, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    The costs of addiction are well documented, but the potential benefits of recovery are less well known. Similarly, substance use issues among both active duty military personnel and veterans are well known but their recovery experiences remain underinvestigated. Furthermore, little is known about whether and how addiction and recovery experiences differ between veterans and non-veterans. This knowledge can help refine treatment and recovery support services. Capitalizing on a national study of individuals in recovery (N = 3,208), we compare addiction and recovery experiences among veterans (n = 481) and non-veterans. Veterans' addiction phase was 4 years longer than non-veterans and they experienced significantly more financial and legal problems. Dramatic improvements in functioning were observed across the board in recovery with subgroup differences leveling off. We discuss possible strategies to address the specific areas where veterans are most impaired in addiction and note study limitations including the cross-sectional design.

  20. The Use and Reporting of Benefit-Cost Analyses by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.

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    Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Current practices of most state vocational rehabilitation programs concerning the use and reporting of benefit-cost results are reviewed, and problematic issues are identified. Empirical data from Minnesota illustrate alternative ways of reporting evaluation results relating to efficiency. The recommended accounting framework provides relevant and…

  1. 76 FR 35950 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 3) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-06-20

    ... Form 21-0960G-2. f. Intestinal Disorders (Other Than Surgical or Infectious) (Including ] Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diverticulitis) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960G-3. g. Intestines Surgical and/or Infectious Intestinal Disorders...

  2. 78 FR 6849 - Agency Information Collection (eBenefits Portal) Activity under OMB Review

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    2013-01-31

    ... describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual... Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235... single point of entry for benefits information. Users include members of the armed forces,...

  3. 76 FR 33417 - Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 2) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-06-08

    ....Regulations.gov or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office... Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960A-4. d. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (Diabetic Sensory-Motor Peripheral... g. Skin Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21- 0960F-2. h. Amputations...

  4. Using a service sector segmented approach to identify community stakeholders who can improve access to suicide prevention services for veterans.

    PubMed

    Matthieu, Monica M; Gardiner, Giovanina; Ziegemeier, Ellen; Buxton, Miranda

    2014-04-01

    Veterans in need of social services may access many different community agencies within the public and private sectors. Each of these settings has the potential to be a pipeline for attaining needed health, mental health, and benefits services; however, many service providers lack information on how to conceptualize where Veterans go for services within their local community. This article describes a conceptual framework for outreach that uses a service sector segmented approach. This framework was developed to aid recruitment of a provider-based sample of stakeholders (N = 70) for a study on improving access to the Department of Veterans Affairs and community-based suicide prevention services. Results indicate that although there are statistically significant differences in the percent of Veterans served by the different service sectors (F(9, 55) = 2.71, p = 0.04), exposure to suicidal Veterans and providers' referral behavior is consistent across the sectors. Challenges to using this framework include isolating the appropriate sectors for targeted outreach efforts. The service sector segmented approach holds promise for identifying and referring at-risk Veterans in need of services.

  5. How to Motivate Military Veterans to Participate in the GI Bill

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    Baskas, Richard S.

    2012-01-01

    Over the years, some military veterans have been influenced by barriers, preventing them from using their educational benefits. Any active duty member or military veteran could have been exposed to and influenced by these barriers and become unmotivated and not use or discontinue using these benefits. If veterans do not use their educational…

  6. Considering Student Veterans on the Twenty-First-Century College Campus

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    Vacchi, David T.

    2012-01-01

    The new GI Bill offers the best educational benefits for veterans in the history of the nation. While many campus officials believe a surge of student veterans is under way, 2012 is the first year of college eligibility for veterans who enlisted specifically for the Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits signed into law in the summer of 2008. Further, the…

  7. Challenges and benefits in implementing shared inter-agency assessment across the UK: a literature review.

    PubMed

    Miller, Emma; Cameron, Kirsteen

    2011-01-01

    Over the past 10 years, each of the four countries in the UK has attempted to resolve continuing difficulties with duplication of assessment and lack of shared information in community care, by developing approaches to shared assessment. Relevant literature reviews have previously focused on challenges to partnership working between health and social care, and on different approaches to assessment. The literature review described here differs in three key respects. Firstly, the literature was selected on the basis that it addressed shared assessment specifically. Secondly, it included evidence from the four countries within the UK, providing a cross-national basis to the evidence. Thirdly, this study was undertaken to identify whether benefits from shared assessment were evident, in addition to the challenges. While the evidence of benefits at this stage is relatively limited, it is clear that some have emerged, including two relating directly to relevant policy objectives: improved communication, service user and carer involvement; improved partnership and joined up working. As approaches to shared assessment are currently under review in Scotland, England and Wales, and implementation underway in Northern Ireland, and in light of the economic recession and demographic challenges, consideration of key aspects of the evidence may be timely.

  8. Tiny Stowaways: Analyzing the Economic Benefits of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Permit Regulating Ballast Water Discharges

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lovell, Sabrina J.; Drake, Lisa A.

    2009-03-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed permitting ballast water discharges—a benefit of which would be to reduce the economic damages associated with the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. Research on ship-borne aquatic invasive species has been conducted in earnest for decades, but determining the economic damages they cause remains troublesome. Furthermore, with the exception of harmful algal blooms, the economic consequences of microscopic invaders have not been studied, despite their potentially great negative effects. In this paper, we show how to estimate the economic benefits of preventing the introduction and spread of harmful bacteria, microalgae, and viruses delivered in U.S. waters. Our calculations of net social welfare show the damages from a localized incident, cholera-causing bacteria found in shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico, to be approximately 706,000 (2006). On a larger scale, harmful algal species have the potential to be transported in ships’ ballast tanks, and their effects in the United States have been to reduce commercial fisheries landings and impair water quality. We examine the economic repercussions of one bloom-forming species. Finally, we consider the possible translocation within the Great Lakes of a virus that has the potential to harm commercial and recreational fisheries. These calculations illustrate an approach to quantifying the benefits of preventing invasive aquatic microorganisms from controls on ballast water discharges.

  9. Tiny stowaways: analyzing the economic benefits of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permit regulating ballast water discharges.

    PubMed

    Lovell, Sabrina J; Drake, Lisa A

    2009-03-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed permitting ballast water discharges--a benefit of which would be to reduce the economic damages associated with the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. Research on ship-borne aquatic invasive species has been conducted in earnest for decades, but determining the economic damages they cause remains troublesome. Furthermore, with the exception of harmful algal blooms, the economic consequences of microscopic invaders have not been studied, despite their potentially great negative effects. In this paper, we show how to estimate the economic benefits of preventing the introduction and spread of harmful bacteria, microalgae, and viruses delivered in U.S. waters. Our calculations of net social welfare show the damages from a localized incident, cholera-causing bacteria found in shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico, to be approximately $706,000 (2006$). On a larger scale, harmful algal species have the potential to be transported in ships' ballast tanks, and their effects in the United States have been to reduce commercial fisheries landings and impair water quality. We examine the economic repercussions of one bloom-forming species. Finally, we consider the possible translocation within the Great Lakes of a virus that has the potential to harm commercial and recreational fisheries. These calculations illustrate an approach to quantifying the benefits of preventing invasive aquatic microorganisms from controls on ballast water discharges.

  10. Mindfulness as a Weight Loss Treatment for Veterans

    PubMed Central

    Stanton, Michael V.; Matsuura, Justin; Fairchild, Jennifer Kaci; Lohnberg, Jessica A.; Bayley, Peter J.

    2016-01-01

    Despite substantial evidence for their effectiveness in treating disordered eating and obesity, mindfulness-based treatments have not been broadly implemented among Veterans. A number of reviews have reported mindfulness to be beneficial in promoting healthy eating behaviors and weight loss among non-Veteran samples. We discuss this approach in the context of the Veterans Affairs system, the largest integrated healthcare provider in the U.S. and in the context of Veterans, among whom obesity is at epidemic proportions. In this article, we discuss what is known about treating obesity using a mindfulness approach, mindfulness interventions for Veterans, a new pilot mindfulness-based weight loss program designed for Veterans, and future directions for this type of obesity treatment in Veterans. We conclude that this population may be uniquely poised to benefit from mindfulness-based treatments. PMID:27574603

  11. Mindfulness as a Weight Loss Treatment for Veterans.

    PubMed

    Stanton, Michael V; Matsuura, Justin; Fairchild, Jennifer Kaci; Lohnberg, Jessica A; Bayley, Peter J

    2016-01-01

    Despite substantial evidence for their effectiveness in treating disordered eating and obesity, mindfulness-based treatments have not been broadly implemented among Veterans. A number of reviews have reported mindfulness to be beneficial in promoting healthy eating behaviors and weight loss among non-Veteran samples. We discuss this approach in the context of the Veterans Affairs system, the largest integrated healthcare provider in the U.S. and in the context of Veterans, among whom obesity is at epidemic proportions. In this article, we discuss what is known about treating obesity using a mindfulness approach, mindfulness interventions for Veterans, a new pilot mindfulness-based weight loss program designed for Veterans, and future directions for this type of obesity treatment in Veterans. We conclude that this population may be uniquely poised to benefit from mindfulness-based treatments. PMID:27574603

  12. 76 FR 54004 - Agency Information Collection (Report of Medical, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery...

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    2011-08-30

    ... for Injury or Death) Activity under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of..., and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death, VA Form 21-8416b. OMB Control Number... injury or death. Such award is considered as countable income; however, medical, legal or other...

  13. 76 FR 6845 - Agency Information Collection (Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility-Unmarried...

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    2011-02-08

    ... Surviving Spouses) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of... Loan Guaranty Eligibility-- Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA Form 26-1817. OMB Control Number: 2900-0055. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Unmarried surviving spouse of...

  14. 75 FR 56661 - Agency Information Collection (Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Request...

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    2010-09-16

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Request) Activity...: Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Request, VA Form Letter 22-909. OMB Control Number: 2900... dependents of veterans receiving DEA benefits of their option to elect a beginning date to start their...

  15. Oversight on the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30). Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training, Employment and Housing of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    This congressional report contains the testimony, prepared statements, and supplementary materials presented at a hearing convened to review the Montgomery GI Bill and entertain suggestions regarding how to increase the buying power of veterans education benefits. The following are among the agencies and organizations whose representatives…

  16. 5 CFR 302.201 - Persons entitled to veteran preference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Persons entitled to veteran preference... preference. In actions subject to this part, each agency shall grant veteran preference as follows: (a) When... preference eligibles under section 2108(3) (A) and (B) of title 5, United States Code, and 10...

  17. 78 FR 59861 - VA Acquisition Regulation: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Status...

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    2013-09-30

    ... on the fifth business day after notification by the contracting officer of the apparently successful... business days, the contracting officer may award the contract to the apparently successful offeror, unless... Veteran-Owned Small Business Status Protests AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Interim...

  18. 77 FR 51579 - Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting

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    2012-08-24

    ... Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans'...

  19. 77 FR 76074 - Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting

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    2012-12-26

    ... Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans'...

  20. 77 FR 20436 - Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting

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    2012-04-04

    ... Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans'...

  1. 76 FR 55948 - Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting

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    2011-09-09

    ... Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans'...

  2. 76 FR 72977 - Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting

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    2011-11-28

    ... Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans'...

  3. Veterans, children first. Consolidation of federal healthcare services leads some VA clinics to expand patient mix.

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    Gardner, J

    1998-06-01

    Facing flat federal appropriations, the Department of Veterans Affairs is fattening its budget through service contracts with other agencies. That's meant young children and World War II veterans mix in some of its clinics. Although conceding that new funds are needed, veterans groups fear the VA's traditional customers will be shortchanged in the transition. PMID:10180477

  4. Veterans, children first. Consolidation of federal healthcare services leads some VA clinics to expand patient mix.

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    Gardner, J

    1998-06-01

    Facing flat federal appropriations, the Department of Veterans Affairs is fattening its budget through service contracts with other agencies. That's meant young children and World War II veterans mix in some of its clinics. Although conceding that new funds are needed, veterans groups fear the VA's traditional customers will be shortchanged in the transition.

  5. 75 FR 53199 - Deceased Indebted Servicemembers and Veterans: Authority Concerning Certain Indebtedness

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    2010-08-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 1 RIN 2900-AN14 Deceased Indebted Servicemembers and Veterans: Authority Concerning Certain Indebtedness AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This...

  6. 78 FR 27882 - VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Guidelines

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    2013-05-13

    ... AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 74 RIN 2900-AO63 VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Guidelines AGENCY... and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is currently reviewing its regulations governing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. OSDBU...

  7. 76 FR 9517 - Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate for Veterans

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    2011-02-18

    ...' Employment and Training Service 20 CFR Part 1001 RIN 1293-AA18 Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate for Veterans AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) of...

  8. 38 CFR 21.5150 - State approving agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false State approving agencies. 21.5150 Section 21.5150 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance...

  9. 38 CFR 21.5150 - State approving agencies.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false State approving agencies. 21.5150 Section 21.5150 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance...

  10. 38 CFR 21.5150 - State approving agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false State approving agencies. 21.5150 Section 21.5150 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance...

  11. 38 CFR 21.5150 - State approving agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false State approving agencies. 21.5150 Section 21.5150 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance...

  12. Prescription Opioid Use Among Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans Nationally in the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Mathew, Nickie; Rosenheck, Robert A

    2016-02-01

    Frequent prescription opioid use has been recognized as a growing problem but there have been no studies specifically among veterans with serious mental illness (SMI). National data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during Fiscal Year 2012 show that VHA patients with SMI receive more opioid prescriptions than other veterans. Additionally, high numbers of opioid prescriptions is associated with greater use of anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, drug dependence and COPD-all of which pose an increased risk of respiratory depression and falls and warrant substantial caution and improved coordination between mental health and non-mental health prescribers to evaluate risk-benefit tradeoffs. PMID:26374435

  13. Veterans and Colleges Have a Lot to Offer Each Other

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    Byman, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    Senators James H. Webb Jr. and Chuck Hagel, in their eloquent call for a new GI Bill for today's veterans, convincingly argue that troops deserve more educational support than the government provides. The senators, both Vietnam veterans themselves, point out that today's educational benefits cover only 13 percent of the cost of attending Columbia…

  14. Promoting College and Career Success: Portfolio Assessment for Student Veterans

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    Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Active service members and veterans are pursuing postsecondary degrees in record numbers today, due in large part to the GI Bill education benefits that can cover much or all of the cost. An important tool for helping service members and veterans succeed in postsecondary education is prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA is a process that includes…

  15. Exploring the Challenges of Academic Advising for Student Veterans

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    Parks, Rodney; Walker, Erin; Smith, Carol

    2015-01-01

    As troops return to the United States from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, many student veterans are expected to utilize their education benefits and enroll in higher education. A key element in their success in college will be the quality of academic advising they receive. Student veterans are much more likely than traditional students to drop…

  16. Innovation in veterans' health care and assistance: the Department of Veterans Affairs 10 years after the Gulf War.

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    Brown, Mark A; Murphy, Frances M; Mather, Susan H

    2002-03-01

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has responded to significant challenges in treating and compensating Persian Gulf War veterans by adapting existing programs and developing new ones. The VA established a Gulf War health examination registry and expanded existing "Vet Centers" to provide assistance to Gulf War veterans. Health care eligibility income limitations were eliminated. Outreach efforts included a national newsletter, veterans' organization briefings, and other products. The VA is developing targeted training programs and continuing medical education for health care providers. Numerous major research initiatives have begun. Innovations include the establishment of environmental hazards research centers, clinical demonstration projects, and centers for the study of war-related illness. These efforts required increased coordination among federal agencies and collaboration with other countries. In a precedent-setting development, Congress gave the VA authority to compensate certain veterans with undiagnosed illnesses. Veterans from future conflicts and peacekeeping missions can expect improved services from the VA as a result of these initiatives. PMID:11901564

  17. Issues, benefits, and problems associated with fishing tournaments in inland waters of the United States: A survey of fishery agency administrators

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    Schramm, H.L.; Hunt, K.M.

    2007-01-01

    A web-based survey was administered to state fisheries agency administrators in 2005 to assess and prioritize the impacts of tournament fishing on management of inland fishery resources. Surveys were completed by fishery administrators of 48 state agencies and the District of Columbia. Respondents rated tournaments as neither strongly benefiting nor adversely affecting fishery management. Benefits of tournaments to fishery management grouped into four factors (in order of decreasing impact) characterized as enhancing fishery management agency effectiveness, stimulating interest in fishing and fishery resources, measuring economic value, and collecting biological information. Adverse impacts grouped into six factors (in order of decreasing impact), characterized as resource crowding, user-group conflicts, costs of tournaments to fishery agencies, non-traditional uses of fisheries resources, fish introductions, and adverse affects on fish populations. Tournament issues and impacts generally did not differ regionally and suggested the effects of tournaments do not vary among different fisheries. Comparison with previous surveys indicates that the prevalence of some benefits and problems have changed since 1989. Social issues remained paramount problems, but biological impacts were considered a lesser problem. Agencies recognized that tournaments can benefit fisheries management efforts and angler recruitment. Future management of tournaments should consider a management team approach.

  18. Veterans Administration Databases

    Cancer.gov

    The Veterans Administration Information Resource Center provides database and informatics experts, customer service, expert advice, information products, and web technology to VA researchers and others.

  19. 20 CFR 404.1360 - Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Veterans Administration pension or... Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable. (a) Before we determine and certify payment. If we are informed by the Veterans Administration that a pension or compensation is payable to you before...

  20. 20 CFR 404.1360 - Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Veterans Administration pension or... Veterans Administration pension or compensation payable. (a) Before we determine and certify payment. If we are informed by the Veterans Administration that a pension or compensation is payable to you before...

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program. GAO-10-170R

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    Wilshusen, Gregory C.; Melvin, Valerie C.

    2009-01-01

    The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an educational assistance program for information security. The Information Security Education Assistance Program is envisioned as a means for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to attract and retain individuals…

  2. 76 FR 15055 - Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-03-18

    ... AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA... Minority Veterans will meet on April 4-8, 2011. The sessions will be open to the public on April 4-6, April... Committee is to advise the Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority...

  3. 38 CFR 13.71 - Payment of cost of veteran's maintenance in institution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... emergency officers' retirement pay for the cost of a veteran's hospital treatment, institutional or domiciliary care in an institution operated by a political subdivision of the United States may be authorized... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, FIDUCIARY ACTIVITIES § 13.71 Payment of...

  4. Identification of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans in administrative data of the Veterans Health Administration and the Indian Health Service.

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    Kramer, B Josea; Wang, Mingming; Hoang, Tuyen; Harker, Judith O; Finke, Bruce; Saliba, Debra

    2006-09-01

    We sought to determine the extent to which the Indian Health Service (IHS) identified enrollees who also use the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as veterans. We used a bivariate analysis of administrative data from fiscal years 2002-2003 to study the target population. Of the 32259 IHS enrollees who received care as veterans in the VHA, only 44% were identified by IHS as veterans. IHS data underestimates the number of veterans, and both IHS and VHA need mechanisms to recognize mutual beneficiaries in order to facilitate better coordination of strategic planning and resource sharing among federal health care agencies. PMID:16873744

  5. 20 CFR 404.1320 - Who is a post-World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Who is a post-World War II veteran. 404.1320... II Veterans § 404.1320 Who is a post-World War II veteran. You are a post-World War II veteran if you were in the active service of the United States during the post-World War II period and, if no......

  6. 20 CFR 404.1320 - Who is a post-World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Who is a post-World War II veteran. 404.1320... II Veterans § 404.1320 Who is a post-World War II veteran. You are a post-World War II veteran if you were in the active service of the United States during the post-World War II period and, if no......

  7. 20 CFR 404.1320 - Who is a post-World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Who is a post-World War II veteran. 404.1320... II Veterans § 404.1320 Who is a post-World War II veteran. You are a post-World War II veteran if you were in the active service of the United States during the post-World War II period and, if no......

  8. 20 CFR 404.1320 - Who is a post-World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Who is a post-World War II veteran. 404.1320... II Veterans § 404.1320 Who is a post-World War II veteran. You are a post-World War II veteran if you were in the active service of the United States during the post-World War II period and, if no......

  9. 20 CFR 404.1320 - Who is a post-World War II veteran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Who is a post-World War II veteran. 404.1320... II Veterans § 404.1320 Who is a post-World War II veteran. You are a post-World War II veteran if you were in the active service of the United States during the post-World War II period and, if no......

  10. Veterans' use of Department of Veterans Affairs care and perceptions of outsourcing inpatient care.

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    Wakefield, Bonnie J; Tripp-Reimer, Toni; Rosenbaum, Marcy E; Rosenthal, Gary E

    2007-06-01

    The objective of the study was to examine veterans' perceptions of problems and benefits of outsourcing inpatient care from Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals to private sector hospitals. Primary data were collected from a cross-section of 42 veterans who were VA users and nonusers using focus groups. Focus group discussion examined reasons patients use VA care, differences between VA and civilian care, positive and negative impacts of outsourcing, and special needs of veterans. Analyses revealed five domains related both to use of VA services and perceptions of outsourcing: costs, access, quality of care, contract (i.e., a covenant between veterans and the U.S. government), veteran milieu, and special needs. Participants identified a variety of potential positive and negative impacts. In general, veterans perceived more advantages than disadvantages to outsourcing VA care but still expressed significant concerns related to outsourcing. These issues should be considered in the development of future policy toward outsourcing VA care to the private sector. PMID:17615833

  11. Student Veterans Organizations

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    Summerlot, John; Green, Sean-Michael; Parker, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Students who have experienced conflict as members of the military come to college expecting to be supported, if not honored for their service. One way that campus administrators can facilitate transitions for student veterans is to assist in founding and maintaining campus-based student organizations for veterans. Military service is a bonding…

  12. Veterans as physician assistants.

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    Brock, Douglas; Evans, Timothy; Garcia, Drew; Bester, Vanessa; Gianola, F J

    2015-11-01

    The physician assistant (PA) profession emerged nearly 50 years ago to leverage the healthcare experience of Vietnam-era military trained medics and corpsmen to fill workforce shortages in medical care. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Primary Care Training and Enhancement program was established to improve access to primary care. Training military veterans as PAs was again identified as a strategy to meet provider access shortages. However, fewer than 4% of veterans with military healthcare training are likely to apply to PA school and little is known regarding the factors that predict acceptance to training. In 2012, we surveyed all veteran applicants and a stratified random sample of nonveterans applying to PA training. We compare the similarities and differences between veteran and nonveteran applicants, application barriers, and the factors predicting acceptance. We conclude with a discussion of the link between modern veterans and the PA profession. PMID:26501578

  13. Veterans' physical health.

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    Tansey, Catherine M; Raina, Parminder; Wolfson, Christina

    2013-01-01

    How individuals age is affected by life experiences. What we know today about aging has been largely shaped by a generation who experienced the special circumstances of wartime in their formative years. In this review, we investigate the research question, "What is known about the physical health of Canadian veterans?" In answering this question, we summarize the literature on Canadian Veterans but also include international literature on the physical health of American and Australian Veterans, along with some information from reports from Great Britain and other parts of Europe. Areas in which veterans perhaps fare worse than civilians of similar age include general health, hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders, infections, cirrhosis, skin conditions, stomach conditions, neurologic conditions, and cardiovascular disease. The differing effects of combat on female veterans are also summarized. The healthy warrior effect is discussed along with its impact on research findings and the importance of choosing an appropriate control group.

  14. Department of Veterans' Affairs forms - a guide for GPs.

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    Westbury, Helen

    2011-03-01

    The Department of Veterans' Affairs delivers government programs for eligible veterans and their dependants. General practitioners may be required to fill in forms for clients at two points in the process: to determine initial eligibility for compensation benefits and to request services from providers. This article describes the range of documents used to determine initial eligibility for compensation benefits, healthcare services potentially covered and how to access these services.

  15. 78 FR 53507 - Agency Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form...

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    2013-08-29

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice..._submission@omb.eop.gov . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900- NEW (Beneficiary Travel...

  16. 77 FR 38398 - Agency Information Collection (National Acquisition Center Customer Response Survey) Activities...

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    2012-06-27

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (National Acquisition Center Customer Response Survey) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION... notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs,...

  17. 76 FR 2420 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Information Collection; Comment...

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    2011-01-13

    ...' Employment and Training Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service. ACTION: 60-Day Notice of... respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)...

  18. 75 FR 33657 - Submission for Review: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, 3206-0001

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    2010-06-14

    ... MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, 3206-0001 AGENCY: U.S. Office... for 10-Point Veteran Preference. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 13... Preference, is used by OPM examining offices and agency appointing officials to adjudicate...

  19. Mental health risk and social ecological variables associated with educational attainment for gulf war veterans: implications for veterans returning to civilian life.

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    Smith-Osborne, Alexa

    2009-12-01

    This study examines how post-secondary educational attainment among young veterans of the first gulf war affects their mental health status. The all-volunteer military attracts recruits by offering them veterans' educational benefits. Education should help veterans adjust to civilian life. Few studies have shown whether education following military service helps improve veterans' mental health, however. Viewing resiliency, life span and life course, and social geography theories through the lens of social ecology, it is hypothesized that selected contextual factors in the personal, interpersonal, and organizational domains could mediate or moderate the relationship between education and veterans' mental health. Informational social networks showed an association with obtaining mental illness treatment. Recent treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed an association with use of veterans' educational benefits. Residing with a small nuclear family in conjunction with having higher levels of health and educational benefits and a higher family income was associated with higher educational attainment.

  20. 3 CFR 13518 - Executive Order 13518 of November 9, 2009. Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... for providing leadership, accountability, and strategic direction to the Council. Sec. 3. Veterans... veterans, consistent with the Government-wide Veterans Recruitment and Employment Strategic Plan described in section 4 of this order, merit system principles, the agency's strategic human capital plan,...

  1. 76 FR 72046 - Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development...

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    2011-11-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Space for Community Services and Parking in Memphis, TN AGENCY: Department of Veterans...

  2. Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7

    2013-10-01

    10/05/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 207. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. 77 FR 33546 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request

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    2012-06-06

    ... Splash application on hold. 2. Application for Special Benefits for World War II Veterans--20 CFR 408, Subparts B, C, and D--0960-0615. Title VIII of the Social Security Act (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans) allows qualified World War II veterans residing outside the United States to...

  4. Paralyzed Veterans of America

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    ... the Heroes Circle I Want to Donate my Vehicle I Want to Make Thrift Donations I Want ... I.V.E. Clothing Donation Program Donate a Vehicle: Wheels Helping Warriors REVolution - Racing to Empower Veterans ...

  5. Veterans and Military Health

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    ... stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be ...

  6. 76 FR 71439 - Amendment to an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for...

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    2011-11-17

    ... the Development of Permanent Housing in Battle Creek, MI AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs... Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan. The existing lessee will finance, design, develop,...

  7. 76 FR 71441 - Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development...

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    2011-11-17

    ... of a Permanent Housing Facility in Fort Harrison, MT AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION... System in Fort Harrison, Montana. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct,...

  8. Incarcerated Veterans Outreach Program.

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    Schaffer, Bradley J

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this study is to identify and facilitate re-entry services for military veterans in the Criminal Justice System through the Incarcerated Veteran Outreach Program. Veterans are explored as a subgroup of the general inmate jail populations in southern Ohio based upon veteran's status, military discharges, service-related injuries, treatment needs, pre-release planning, and re-entry services. Veterans reported having psycho-social problems, diverse levels of criminality, criminogenic needs, and significant episodes of homelessness. A sample of 399 incarcerated veterans in state prison, county jails, and community corrections setting were identified and completed the psycho-social pre-release assessment. Their average age was 44.6; they were more likely to be White males, divorced, most honorably discharged, and were represented in the following eras: 34% Vietnam, 35% post-Vietnam, 26% Persian Gulf War, and 5% Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. The findings encourage the development of a re-entry outreach model and strategies to prevent episodes of criminal recidivism. PMID:25975930

  9. 38 CFR 21.8016 - Nonduplication of benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects General § 21.8016 Nonduplication of benefits. (a) Election of benefits—chapter 35. An...

  10. 38 CFR 21.8016 - Nonduplication of benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects General § 21.8016 Nonduplication of benefits. (a) Election of benefits—chapter 35. An...

  11. 38 CFR 21.8016 - Nonduplication of benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects General § 21.8016 Nonduplication of benefits. (a) Election of benefits—chapter 35. An...

  12. 38 CFR 21.8016 - Nonduplication of benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects General § 21.8016 Nonduplication of benefits. (a) Election of benefits—chapter 35. An...

  13. No Soldier Left Behind: The Veterans Court Solution.

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    Lucas, Paul A; Hanrahan, Kathleen J

    2016-01-01

    This paper concerns one of the newer iterations of problem-solving courts: veterans treatment courts. We trace the history of problem solving court implementation and explore the functioning of an established veterans court. The focus of this exploratory, qualitative study is the courthouse workgroup and their interactions both within the veterans court and with more traditional criminal courts and criminal justice agencies. We summarize the literature on problem solving courts and the experience, insights and suggestions of the members of the court we examined.

  14. Additional Compensation on Account of Children Adopted Out of Veteran's Family. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2015-08-13

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations to clarify that a veteran will not receive the dependent rate of disability compensation for a child who is adopted out of the veteran's family. This action is necessary because applicable VA adjudication regulations are currently construed as permitting a veteran, whose former child was adopted out of the veteran's family, to receive the dependent rate of disability compensation for the adopted-out child, which constitutes an unwarranted award of benefits not supported by the applicable statute and legislative history. This document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2014.

  15. Comparing life experiences in active addiction and recovery between veterans and non-veterans: A national study

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    Laudet, Alexandre; Timko, Christine; Hill, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    The costs of addiction are well documented but the potential benefits of recovery are less well known. Similarly, substance use issues among both active duty military personnel and veterans are well known but their recovery experiences remain under-investigated. Further, little is known about whether and how addiction and recovery experiences differ between veterans and non veterans. This knowledge can help refine treatment and recovery support services. Capitalizing on a national study of persons in recovery (N = 3,208) we compare addiction and recovery experiences among veterans (N = 481) and non veterans. Vets’ addiction phase was 4 years longer than non vets and they experienced significantly more financial and legal problems. Dramatic improvements in functioning were observed across the board in recovery with subgroup differences leveling off. We discuss possible strategies to address the specific areas where vets are most impaired in addiction and note study limitations including the cross-sectional design. PMID:24783976

  16. Review of Veterans' Education Programs. Hearing before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on S. 8, S. 9, S. 667, and Related Bills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.

    This report of a hearing before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, provides information on veterans' educational programs. The focus is a review of several legislative proposals regarding educational programs and benefits for veterans and service personnel. Texts of the three bills (All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance…

  17. 38 CFR 21.40 - Basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation benefits and services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... vocational rehabilitation benefits and services. 21.40 Section 21.40 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation... rehabilitation benefits and services. An individual meets the basic entitlement criteria for...

  18. 38 CFR 21.40 - Basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation benefits and services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... vocational rehabilitation benefits and services. 21.40 Section 21.40 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation... rehabilitation benefits and services. An individual meets the basic entitlement criteria for...

  19. 20 CFR 404.1321 - Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... post-World War II veterans. 404.1321 Section 404.1321 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... of the Uniformed Services Post-World War II Veterans § 404.1321 Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for post-World War...

  20. 20 CFR 404.1321 - Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... post-World War II veterans. 404.1321 Section 404.1321 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... of the Uniformed Services Post-World War II Veterans § 404.1321 Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for post-World War...

  1. 20 CFR 404.1321 - Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... post-World War II veterans. 404.1321 Section 404.1321 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... of the Uniformed Services Post-World War II Veterans § 404.1321 Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for post-World War...

  2. 20 CFR 404.1321 - Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... post-World War II veterans. 404.1321 Section 404.1321 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... of the Uniformed Services Post-World War II Veterans § 404.1321 Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for post-World War...

  3. 20 CFR 404.1321 - Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... post-World War II veterans. 404.1321 Section 404.1321 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... of the Uniformed Services Post-World War II Veterans § 404.1321 Ninety-day active service requirement for post-World War II veterans. (a) The 90 days of active service required for post-World War...

  4. 77 FR 50550 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT: Clinical Innovation...

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    2012-08-21

    ... model of care for OEF/OIF veterans with PTSD. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 31... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Study--Helping Veterans Manage Chronic Pain); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health...

  5. 77 FR 50548 - Agency Information Collection: (PACT Clinical Innovation Study: Engaging Caregivers in the Care...

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    2012-08-21

    ... Veterans With Dementia); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans... being requested for information needed to improve dementia care for patients and care givers. DATES...: Engaging Caregivers in the Care of Veterans with Dementia, VA Form 10-0537, Appendices a-u. OMB...

  6. Proposals to Establish a New Educational Assistance Program for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces, and Review of the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    This report of a hearing on educational benefits for veterans and members of the armed forces focuses on four proposals to establish a new educational assistance program for veterans and members of the armed forces and presents a review of the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). Testimony includes statements from members of the U.S.…

  7. Veterans' Employment and Training Service

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    ... Twitter Instagram RSS Email Share Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Menu About VETS Who We Are & ... of the U.S. Armed Forces. About USERRA Online Training USERRA 101 USERRA 102 USERRA Advisor Veterans' Preference ...

  8. Rehabilitation and the Veterans' Administration

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Meister, F.

    1974-01-01

    The Veteran's Administration health care system provides prosthetic and sensory aids for the rehabilitation of neurologically handicapped veterans. Research and development centers include prosthetic clinic teams, orthopedic shops, restoration clinics, bioengineering services, orthotics, etc.

  9. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

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    ... Donate 1 2 3 4 NCHV will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, ... providers. CFC #50917 You have helped reduce veteran homelessness by 70% since 2005. SITE SEARCH Search HEADLINES ...

  10. 78 FR 69614 - Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Benefits Program

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    2013-11-20

    ... caregiver benefits to veterans and servicemembers. See 76 FR 26148, 26173, May 5, 2011 (38 CFR 71.15). 17... caregiver benefits to veterans and servicemembers. See 76 FR 26148, 26173, May 5, 2011. We see no reason... servicemembers. Moreover, all veterans seeking HISA benefits must be eligible for care under section 1710(a)...

  11. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans.

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    Ferruolo, David M

    2016-01-01

    Nearly half of all combat veterans suffer from serious psychological disorders and reintegration issues. Veterans shy away from typical talk therapy and are seeking alternative treatments. Equine-facilitated mental health therapy has shown promise in treating veterans with depressive and anxiety disorders and reintegration issues. This article reports on an institutional review board-approved pilot program designed to address the mental health needs of veterans. Furthermore, this article discusses future directions for evolving development of equine treatment programming.

  12. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans.

    PubMed

    Ferruolo, David M

    2016-01-01

    Nearly half of all combat veterans suffer from serious psychological disorders and reintegration issues. Veterans shy away from typical talk therapy and are seeking alternative treatments. Equine-facilitated mental health therapy has shown promise in treating veterans with depressive and anxiety disorders and reintegration issues. This article reports on an institutional review board-approved pilot program designed to address the mental health needs of veterans. Furthermore, this article discusses future directions for evolving development of equine treatment programming. PMID:26897999

  13. 38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Benefit payments-secondary school program. 21.5136 Section 21.5136 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  14. 38 CFR 21.5138 - Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates. 21.5138 Section 21.5138 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  15. 38 CFR 21.5134 - Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons. 21.5134 Section 21.5134 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  16. 38 CFR 21.5138 - Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates. 21.5138 Section 21.5138 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  17. 38 CFR 21.5134 - Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons. 21.5134 Section 21.5134 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  18. 38 CFR 21.5132 - Criteria used in determining benefit payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Criteria used in determining benefit payments. 21.5132 Section 21.5132 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  19. 38 CFR 21.5132 - Criteria used in determining benefit payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Criteria used in determining benefit payments. 21.5132 Section 21.5132 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  20. 38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Benefit payments-secondary school program. 21.5136 Section 21.5136 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  1. 38 CFR 21.5132 - Criteria used in determining benefit payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Criteria used in determining benefit payments. 21.5132 Section 21.5132 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  2. 38 CFR 21.5138 - Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates. 21.5138 Section 21.5138 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  3. 38 CFR 21.5132 - Criteria used in determining benefit payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Criteria used in determining benefit payments. 21.5132 Section 21.5132 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  4. 38 CFR 21.5132 - Criteria used in determining benefit payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Criteria used in determining benefit payments. 21.5132 Section 21.5132 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  5. 38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Benefit payments-secondary school program. 21.5136 Section 21.5136 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  6. 38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Benefit payments-secondary school program. 21.5136 Section 21.5136 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  7. 38 CFR 21.5138 - Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments and monthly rates. 21.5138 Section 21.5138 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  8. 38 CFR 21.5134 - Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons. 21.5134 Section 21.5134 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  9. 38 CFR 21.5134 - Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons. 21.5134 Section 21.5134 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  10. 38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Benefit payments-secondary school program. 21.5136 Section 21.5136 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  11. 38 CFR 21.5134 - Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Restrictions on paying benefits to servicepersons. 21.5134 Section 21.5134 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans'...

  12. Data on Vietnam Era Veterans.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Veterans Administration, Washington, DC. Office of the Controller.

    Statistical data are presented on Vietnam era veterans for the following topics: employment status, medical status, compensation and pension, education, housing assistance, expenditures, and demographic information. The estimated number and age of veterans in civil life, categorized by sex and state, and the educational attainment of veterans at…

  13. Employment Services Needs of Veterans.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perspective: Essays and Reviews of Issues in Employment Security and Employment and Training Programs, 1989

    1989-01-01

    This issue of an annual journal contains 20 papers reflecting on the efforts of U.S. employment security and training programs to meet the needs of veterans. Part I, "National Perspective," contains five essays: "Policy Issues for Veteran Job Training Programs" (Martin F. Smith); "Cognizant Ramblings: Superfluous Lags the Veteran on the Stage…

  14. A Safe Zone for Veterans: Developing the VET NET Ally Program to Increase Faculty and Staff Awareness and Sensitivity to the Needs of Military Veterans in Higher Education

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    Thomas, Marshall W.

    2010-01-01

    Given the increased educational benefits of the Post 9/11 G. I. Bill for veterans, and as the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down and the troops come home, the number of military veterans entering colleges and universities is expected to increase. As non-traditional students with significant life experience, often including combat,…

  15. Veterans in Small Business.

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    American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Small Business Training Network.

    These materials provide information on conducting small business training seminars for veterans. First, a discussion is presented of the development of the guide based on 1983 field testing of the seminar and evaluations conducted by Small Business Administration (SBA) officials, the seminar contracts, and trainers. The next sections deal with the…

  16. 77 FR 63424 - Announcement of Competition Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011: Veterans...

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    2012-10-16

    ... a patient with multiple appointments. 4.3.6 The system shall not permit booking appointments into... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Medical Appointment Scheduling System AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. Action: Notice. SUMMARY:...

  17. 76 FR 50540 - Pilot Program of Enhanced Contract Care Authority for Veterans in Highly Rural Areas

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    2011-08-15

    ... AFFAIRS Pilot Program of Enhanced Contract Care Authority for Veterans in Highly Rural Areas AGENCY... implementing Sec. 403 of Public Law (Pub. L.) 110-387, ``Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008,'' which requires VA to establish a pilot program to contract with non-VA health...

  18. 77 FR 3841 - Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health...

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    2012-01-25

    ... Care)) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans... VA Health Care), VA Form 10-21088. OMB Control Number: 2900-0725. Type of Review: Extension of a... promote quality and efficient delivery of health care through the use of health information...

  19. 76 FR 70831 - Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health...

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    2011-11-15

    ... Care)) Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs... Efficiency of VA Health Care), VA Form 10-21088. OMB Control Number: 2900-0725. Type of Review: Extension of... necessary to promote quality and efficient delivery of health care through the use of health...

  20. 75 FR 44007 - Notice of Availability: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Implementation of the Veterans...

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    2010-07-27

    ... Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program AGENCY: Office of Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and... Preventing Homelessness Among the Nation's Veterans Demonstration Program, referred to as the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program (VHPD), in a limited number of U.S. communities. The...

  1. 75 FR 53001 - Submission for Review: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, 3206-0001

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    2010-08-30

    ... was previously published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2010, at 75 FR 33657 allowing for a 60... MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, 3206-0001 AGENCY: U.S. Office... for 10-Point Veterans' Preference. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L....

  2. 78 FR 70087 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

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    2013-11-22

    ... ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open Federal Interagency Task Force meeting. SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this... meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. The Task Force...

  3. 78 FR 21492 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

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    2013-04-10

    ... ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open Federal Interagency Task Force Meeting. SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this... meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. The Task Force...

  4. 78 FR 65010 - Submission for Review: SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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    2013-10-30

    ... MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference AGENCY: Office of... clearance of a revised information collection, Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran... will be obtainable on the OPM Web site at http://www.opm.gov/forms/standard-forms/ . No comments...

  5. 78 FR 23970 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

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    2013-04-23

    ... ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open Federal Interagency Task Force Meeting. SUMMARY: This document corrects the SBA's Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Developments notice of a public...

  6. 77 FR 38396 - Agency Information Collection (One-VA Identification Verification Card) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2012-06-27

    ... Review AGENCY: Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION... notice announces that The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Department of Veterans... its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments...

  7. 78 FR 68908 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection); Activity...

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    2013-11-15

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection); Activity... Service Data Collection). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: The information collection is to... opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under...

  8. 20 CFR 1001.123 - Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs). 1001.123 Section 1001.123... Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.123 Performance standards governing the assignment and role of...

  9. 20 CFR 1001.123 - Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 4 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Performance standards governing the assignment and role of Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs). 1001.123 Section 1001.123... Veterans and Eligible Persons § 1001.123 Performance standards governing the assignment and role of...

  10. 77 FR 56710 - Proposed Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension) Activity...

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    2012-09-13

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension) Activity..., for compensation and/or pension benefit sought. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the... Compensation and/or Pension, VA Form 21-526. b. Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application, VA Form 21-526b....

  11. Veterans Coming Home to the Community College: Linking Research to Practice

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    Persky, Karen R.; Oliver, Diane E.

    2011-01-01

    Community colleges must prepare for change as increasing numbers of students who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars use their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to join the colleges' diverse student bodies. Based on the findings of a mixed methods case study, needs of veterans at the community college are framed and discussed within five major…

  12. The Experiences of Marine Student Veterans in Undergraduate Composition Courses: A Phenomenological Study

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    Hinton, Corrine E.

    2012-01-01

    Student veterans represent one of the fastest growing undergraduate student populations in higher education, thanks largely to the expanded federal benefits provided by the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Understanding the transitional and academic experiences of student veterans is critical to creating military-friendly institutions. Existing research in…

  13. Innovating team-based outpatient mental health care in the Veterans Health Administration: Staff-perceived benefits and challenges to pilot implementation of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP).

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    Barry, Catherine N; Abraham, Kristen M; Weaver, Kendra R; Bowersox, Nicholas W

    2016-05-01

    In the past decade, the demand for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental health care has increased rapidly. In response to the increased demand, the VHA developed the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) team model as an innovative approach to transform VHA general outpatient mental health delivery. The present formative evaluation gathered information about pilot implementation of BHIP to understand the struggles and successes that staff experienced during facility transitions to the BHIP model. Using a purposive, nonrandom sampling approach, we conducted 1-on-1, semistructured interviews with 37 licensed and nonlicensed clinical providers and 13 clerical support staff assigned to BHIP teams in 21 facilities across the VHA. Interviews revealed that having actively involved facility mental health leaders, obtaining adequate staffing for teams to meet the requirements of the BHIP model, creating clear descriptions and expectations for team member roles within the BHIP framework, and allocating designated time for BHIP team meetings challenged many VHA sites but are crucial for successful BHIP implementation. Despite the challenges, staff reported that the transition to BHIP improved team work and improved patient care. Staff specifically highlighted the potential for the BHIP model to improve staff working relationships and enhance communication, collaboration, morale, and veteran treatment consistency. Future evaluations of the BHIP implementation process and BHIP team functioning focusing on patient outcomes, organizational outcomes, and staff functioning are recommended for fully understanding effects of transitioning to the BHIP model within VHA general mental health clinics and to identify best practices and areas for improvement. (PsycINFO Database Record

  14. Agent Orange exposure and attributed health effects in Vietnam veterans.

    PubMed

    Young, Alvin L; Cecil, Paul F

    2011-07-01

    Serum dioxin studies of Vietnam (VN) veterans, military historical records of tactical herbicide use in Vietnam, and the compelling evidence of the photodegradation of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and other aspects of environmental fate and low bioavailability of TCDD are consistent with few, if any, ground troop veterans being exposed to Agent Orange. That conclusion, however, is contrary to the presumption by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) that military service in Vietnam anytime from January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975 is a proxy for exposure to Agent Orange. The DVA assumption is inconsistent with the scientific principles governing determinations of disease causation. The DVA has nonetheless awarded Agent Orange-related benefits and compensation to an increasing number of VN veterans based on the presumption of exposure and the published findings of the Institute of Medicine that there is sufficient evidence of a "statistical association" (a less stringent standard than "causal relationship") between exposure to tactical herbicides or TCDD and 15 different human diseases. A fairer and more valid approach for VN veterans would have been to enact a program of "Vietnam experience" benefits for those seriously ill, rather than benefits based on the dubious premise of injuries caused by Agent Orange. PMID:21916327

  15. Those Who Served: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Policies Toward Veterans. Background Paper.

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    Taussig, Michael K.

    Veterans' policies and programs are examined by a task force of the Twentieth Century Fund. Part 1, the report of the task force, includes sections on the rationale for veterans benefits, recommendations for further benefits and programs, and a dissenting opinion by one task force member. Recommendations are summarized into five basic areas: (1)…

  16. Placement and the Vietnam-Era Veteran in Transition

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    Kelz, James W.

    1973-01-01

    This article traces the etiology and nature of our concern for Vietnam-era vets and suggests that a successful placement program depends upon three factors: (a) an understanding of the characteristics of present-day veterans, (b) an awareness of agencies, programs, and industries comprising the network of helping services, and (c) knowledge of…

  17. The effects of surfing and the natural environment on the well-being of combat veterans.

    PubMed

    Caddick, Nick; Smith, Brett; Phoenix, Cassandra

    2015-01-01

    Although researchers have identified the benefits of physical activity on well-being, there is little evidence concerning the effects of nature-based physical activity. We investigated the effect of one nature-based activity-surfing-on the well-being of combat veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We conducted interviews and participant observations with a group of combat veterans belonging to a United Kingdom-based veterans' surfing charity. Our primary analytical approach was dialogical narrative analysis. Based on our rigorous analysis and findings, we suggest that surfing facilitated a sense of respite from PTSD. Respite was a fully embodied feeling of release from suffering that was cultivated through surfing and shaped by the stories veterans told of their experiences. We significantly extend previous knowledge on physical activity, combat veterans, and PTSD by highlighting how nature-based physical activity, encapsulated in the conceptual notion of the "blue gym," can promote well-being among combat veterans. PMID:25189537

  18. Women Veterans Health Care: Frequently Asked Questions

    MedlinePlus

    ... Program Overview » Outreach Materials » FAQs Women Veterans Health Care Menu Menu Womens Health Women Veterans Health Care ... can I call for more help? What health care services are available to women Veterans? A full ...

  19. Disability Among Veterans: Analysis of the National Survey of Veterans (1997-2001).

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    Gerber, Lynn H; Weinstein, Ali A; Frankenfeld, Cara L; Huynh, Minh

    2016-03-01

    This manuscript assesses whether the Veterans Administration Rating System (VADR) correlates with self-reported activities of daily living (ADL) used in the National Survey of Veterans and likelihood of employment. Veterans' disability benefits are determined based on a single-index standardized rating scheme, measured at time of discharge. The primary aim of this study was to assess how this single-index rating of disability for veterans compares to multidimensional measures of disability (ADL and instrumental activities of daily living [IADL]). The relationship between disability ratings and labor market outcomes such as job search behavior and the likelihood of being employed was assessed. Successful labor market reintegration requires both physical/mental well-being, we examined the extent that VADR can capture the relationship between job market behavior and measures of mental/physical health. Kernel regression estimates were obtained of the likelihood of working/looking for work. Mean numbers of IADL and ADL difficulties and medical conditions were positively associated with VADR (p-trend < 0.001). An inverse relationship was observed with VADR and predicted probability of working (p-trend < 0.001). The combination of >4 ADL/IADL deficits and mental health diagnosis increased the likelihood of not working. The probability of not working correlated with VADR when VADR was greater than 40%.

  20. 38 CFR 9.14 - Accelerated Benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE AND VETERANS' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE § 9.14 Accelerated Benefits. (a) What is an... Insurance or Veterans' Group Life Insurance to you before you die. (b) Who is eligible to receive an... Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance actuarially determines to be the amount of interest that would be...

  1. Emission projections for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Section 812 second prospective Clean Air Act cost/benefit analysis.

    PubMed

    Wilson, James H; Mullen, Maureen A; Bollman, Andrew D; Thesing, Kirstin B; Salhotra, Manish; Divita, Frank; Neumann, James E; Price, Jason C; DeMocker, James

    2008-05-01

    Section 812 of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to perform periodic, comprehensive analyses of the total costs and total benefits of programs implemented pursuant to the CAAA. The first prospective analysis was completed in 1999. The second prospective analysis was initiated during 2005. The first step in the second prospective analysis was the development of base and projection year emission estimates that will be used to generate benefit estimates of CAAA programs. This paper describes the analysis, methods, and results of the recently completed emission projections. There are several unique features of this analysis. One is the use of consistent economic assumptions from the Department of Energy's Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO 2005) projections as the basis for estimating 2010 and 2020 emissions for all sectors. Another is the analysis of the different emissions paths for both with and without CAAA scenarios. Other features of this analysis include being the first EPA analysis that uses the 2002 National Emission Inventory files as the basis for making 48-state emission projections, incorporating control factor files from the Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs) that had completed emission projections at the time the analysis was performed, and modeling the emission benefits of the expected adoption of measures to meet the 8-hr ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the Clean Air Visibility Rule, and the PM2.5 NAAQS. This analysis shows that the 1990 CAAA have produced significant reductions in criteria pollutant emissions since 1990 and that these emission reductions are expected to continue through 2020. CAAA provisions have reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by approximately 7 million t/yr by 2000, and are estimated to produce associated VOC emission reductions of 16.7 million t by 2020. Total oxides of nitrogen (NO(x)) emission reductions attributable to the

  2. Emission projections for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Section 812 second prospective Clean Air Act cost/benefit analysis.

    PubMed

    Wilson, James H; Mullen, Maureen A; Bollman, Andrew D; Thesing, Kirstin B; Salhotra, Manish; Divita, Frank; Neumann, James E; Price, Jason C; DeMocker, James

    2008-05-01

    Section 812 of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to perform periodic, comprehensive analyses of the total costs and total benefits of programs implemented pursuant to the CAAA. The first prospective analysis was completed in 1999. The second prospective analysis was initiated during 2005. The first step in the second prospective analysis was the development of base and projection year emission estimates that will be used to generate benefit estimates of CAAA programs. This paper describes the analysis, methods, and results of the recently completed emission projections. There are several unique features of this analysis. One is the use of consistent economic assumptions from the Department of Energy's Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO 2005) projections as the basis for estimating 2010 and 2020 emissions for all sectors. Another is the analysis of the different emissions paths for both with and without CAAA scenarios. Other features of this analysis include being the first EPA analysis that uses the 2002 National Emission Inventory files as the basis for making 48-state emission projections, incorporating control factor files from the Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs) that had completed emission projections at the time the analysis was performed, and modeling the emission benefits of the expected adoption of measures to meet the 8-hr ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the Clean Air Visibility Rule, and the PM2.5 NAAQS. This analysis shows that the 1990 CAAA have produced significant reductions in criteria pollutant emissions since 1990 and that these emission reductions are expected to continue through 2020. CAAA provisions have reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by approximately 7 million t/yr by 2000, and are estimated to produce associated VOC emission reductions of 16.7 million t by 2020. Total oxides of nitrogen (NO(x)) emission reductions attributable to the

  3. College Is for Veterans, Too

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herrmann, Douglas; Raybeck, Douglas; Wilson, Roland

    2008-01-01

    Last summer Congress passed the new GI Bill, and the president signed it into law. Americans can take great pride in such a program, one that helps veterans attend college after they return home. However, few are aware that many of those veterans will also encounter a variety of non-financial problems that require substantial adjustment as they…

  4. 75 FR 62186 - Proposed Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-07

    ... solicits comments on information needed to determine Filipino veterans or beneficiaries receiving benefit... a previously approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 21-914 is use to verify whether...

  5. 78 FR 46424 - Proposed Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-31

    ... solicits comments on information needed to determine Filipino Veterans or beneficiaries receiving benefit... a previously approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 21-914 is use to verify whether...

  6. How Military Service Affects Student Veteran Success at Community Colleges

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    O'Rourke, Patrick C., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly more service members are separating from the military as the United States draws down the force and moves towards a post-war era. Tens of thousands of these veterans will leverage their GI Bill tuition and housing benefits in an attempt to access Southern California community colleges and bolster their transition into mainstream…

  7. Empty Promise: Black American Veterans and the New GI Bill

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ottley, Alford H.

    2014-01-01

    The 2008 GI Bill offers college funds for veterans. Yet Black male vets are not taking advantage of these benefits. This chapter examines personal and societal problems that hinder access to higher education for Black vets, and suggests some ways adult educators can advocate for these young men.

  8. Suicide among War Veterans

    PubMed Central

    Rozanov, Vsevolod; Carli, Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    Studies aiming to identify if war veterans are at higher risk of suicide have often produced inconsistent results; this could be due to the complexity of comparisons and different methodological approaches. It should be noted that this contingent has many risk factors, such as stressful exposures, wounds, brain trauma and pain syndrome. Most recent observations confirm that veterans are really more likely to die of suicide as compared to the general population; they are also more likely to experience suicidal ideation and suffer from mental health problems. Suicides are more frequent in those who develop PTSD, depression and comorbid states due to war exposure. Combat stress and its’ frequency may be an important factor leading to suicide within the frame of the stress-vulnerability model. According to this model, the effects of stress may interact with social factors, interpersonal relations and psychological variables producing suicidal tendencies. Modern understanding of stress-vulnerability mechanisms based on genetic predispositions, early life development, level of exposure to stress and stress-reactivity together with interpersonal aspects may help to build more effective suicide prevention programs based on universal/selective/indicated prevention principles. PMID:22851956

  9. 38 CFR 23.525 - Fringe benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... benefits. (a) “Fringe benefits” defined. For purposes of these Title IX regulations, fringe benefits means: Any medical, hospital, accident, life insurance, or retirement benefit, service, policy or plan, any... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fringe benefits....

  10. 78 FR 59426 - Board of Veterans Appeals, Veterans Information Office, Voice of the Veteran Call Center Survey...

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    2013-09-26

    ... Register on September 6, 2013 (78 FR 54957), that contained errors. VA announced that the Board of Veterans... (202) 632-7492. Correction In FR Doc. 2013-21692, published on September 6, 2013, at 78 FR 54957, make... AFFAIRS Board of Veterans Appeals, Veterans Information Office, Voice of the Veteran Call Center...

  11. The Veterans' Job Training Program. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (Galesburg, Illinois, Schererville, Indiana).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    This congressional report contains testimony that was given in reference to proposed amendments to improve the Veterans' Job Training Program. Testimony by representatives of the following agencies, businesses, and organizations is included: the Chicago Veterans Administration Regional Office, the Peoria Vet Center, the Quad Cities Vet Center, J…

  12. 5 CFR 720.304 - Agency plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... year. (d) Plan Certification. Each agency must certify to OPM by December 1 of each year that it has an... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Agency plan. 720.304 Section 720.304...) AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program § 720.304 Agency plan. (a)...

  13. 5 CFR 720.304 - Agency plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... year. (d) Plan Certification. Each agency must certify to OPM by December 1 of each year that it has an... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Agency plan. 720.304 Section 720.304...) AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program § 720.304 Agency plan. (a)...

  14. 38 CFR 18a.2 - Delegation to the Under Secretary for Benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... the Under Secretary for Benefits and designee to take any necessary action as to programs of... Secretary for Benefits. 18a.2 Section 18a.2 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... § 18a.2 Delegation to the Under Secretary for Benefits. The Under Secretary for Benefits is...

  15. Acute myocardial infarction in Scottish military veterans: a retrospective cohort study of 57,000 veterans and 173,000 matched nonveterans.

    PubMed

    Bergman, Beverly P; Mackay, Daniel F; Pell, Jill P

    2014-06-15

    Few studies of veterans have examined cardiovascular disease as the primary outcome, other than in relation to specific conflicts or hazards. To assess the long-term risk and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in United Kingdom veterans from a broad range of military backgrounds and experience, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of 57,000 veterans resident in Scotland and 173,000 civilians matched on age, sex, and area of residence. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare the risks of fatal/nonfatal AMI overall, by sex, and by year of birth, adjusting for the potentially confounding effect of socioeconomic status, and to compare rates of case-fatality following AMI at 30-day, 1-year, and 5-year follow-up. Over a mean follow-up period of 29 years between 1981 and 2012, a total of 2,106 (3.8%) veterans experienced an AMI as compared with 5,261 (3.1%) nonveterans (hazard ratio = 1.22, 95% confidence interval: 1.16, 1.29; P < 0.001). There was an increased risk of AMI among veterans born in 1945-1959 but not among those born from 1960 onward. Case-fatality was lower among veterans at 30-day, 1-year, and 5-year follow-up. We conclude that health behaviors such as smoking may have increased the risk of AMI in older veterans but that younger veterans have benefited from in-service health promotion initiatives.

  16. 78 FR 54956 - Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant...

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    2013-09-06

    ... AFFAIRS Code 8320-01 Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the Veteran... Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Surveys'' in any correspondence. During the... use of other forms of information technology. Title: Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the...

  17. 5 CFR 337.304 - Veterans' preference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Veterans' preference. 337.304 Section 337... Alternative Rating and Selection Procedures § 337.304 Veterans' preference. In this subpart: (a) Veterans' preference must be applied as prescribed in 5 U.S.C. 3319(b) and (c)(2); (b) Veterans' preference points...

  18. 38 CFR 51.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans solely... disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or released from... associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as...

  19. 38 CFR 52.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican Border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans...-connected disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or... disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War,...

  20. 38 CFR 52.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican Border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans...-connected disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or... disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War,...

  1. 38 CFR 52.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican Border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans...-connected disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or... disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War,...

  2. 38 CFR 51.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans solely... disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or released from... associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as...

  3. 38 CFR 52.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican Border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans...-connected disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or... disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War,...

  4. 38 CFR 51.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans solely... disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or released from... associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as...

  5. 38 CFR 52.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican Border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans...-connected disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or... disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War,...

  6. 38 CFR 51.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans solely... disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or released from... associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as...

  7. 38 CFR 51.50 - Eligible veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 U.S.C. 1722(a); (h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I; (i) Veterans solely... disabilities; (b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war; (c) Veterans who were discharged or released from... associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as...

  8. 75 FR 72871 - Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development...

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    2010-11-26

    ... AFFAIRS Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development...) in Salt Lake City, UT AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice of Intent to enter into... of land at the George E. Wahlen VAMC in Salt Lake City, Utah. The selected lessee will...

  9. 3 CFR 13540 - Executive Order 13540 of April 26, 2010. Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development 13540 Order 13540 Presidential Documents Executive... interagency task force to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies to improve capital, business development... Administration an Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (Task Force). Sec. 2....

  10. Is Veteran Status and Suicide Risk Assessed in Community Long-Term Care? A Review of the States' Assessment Instruments

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Matthieu, Monica M.; Welch, Benjamin; Morrow-Howell, Nancy; Proctor, Enola; Nickel, Michael; Navarro, Jessica; Moon, Alyson

    2010-01-01

    Given recent policy initiatives to address suicide risk among older persons and veterans, community-based elder serving agencies may serve an important role in identifying and referring individuals at risk for suicide. A review of state-level long-term assessment instruments was conducted to determine whether veteran status and suicide are…

  11. 38 CFR 1.916 - Disclosure of debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). 1.916 Section 1.916 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). (a) The Department of Veterans Affairs may... Affairs file number, Social Security number, and date of birth, to consumer reporting agencies for...

  12. 78 FR 6404 - Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-30

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans....'' SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Titles: a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA... of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10-21092c--3,000...

  13. 77 FR 50547 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT: Clinical Innovation...

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    2012-08-21

    ... Study--Helping Veterans Manage Chronic Pain); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... emergency clearance is being requested for information needed to assess the effectiveness of pain care...).'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Clinical Innovation Study--Helping Veterans Manage Chronic Pain. a. Pain...

  14. 77 FR 51850 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT: Clinical Innovation...

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    2012-08-27

    ... Study--Helping Veterans Manage Chronic Pain); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... emergency clearance is being requested for information needed to assess the effectiveness of pain care...: Clinical Innovation Study--Helping Veterans Manage Chronic Pain a. Pain Care Management Tracking Tool,...

  15. 75 FR 76082 - Agency Information Collection (Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-07

    ... a veteran's credit history in order to properly underwrite the veteran's loan. VA loans may not be guaranteed unless the veteran is a satisfactory credit risk. The data collected on the following forms are... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing...

  16. 77 FR 50549 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (Telehealth in the Parkinson's...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-21

    ... 10-5033a. c. Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease, VA Form 10-0533b. d. Cost and Patient Outcomes... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...?); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION:...

  17. 77 FR 50549 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (VISN 23 PACT Demonstration...

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    2012-08-21

    ...: Patient Care Preferences Surveys); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of...: Patient Care Preferences Survey. a. Multidimensional Health Locus of Control, VA Form 10-0530. b....

  18. Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK

    2014-05-14

    05/14/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3031) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. Veterans and Military Family Health

    MedlinePlus

    Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with Separation from their loved ones Anxiety over ...

  20. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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    ... operations and activities. Read More Vets-Affairs-2.jpg Trials in Transparency Trials in Transparency is designed ... of Veterans Affairs officials. Read More VACities_Wide.jpg VA Accountability Watch Is VA Holding Its Executives ...

  1. Veterans Accountability Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1

    2013-04-26

    10/07/2013 Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, H. Rept. 113-227, Part II. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1

    2009-10-21

    05/26/2010 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. 38 CFR 10.37 - Claim of widow not living with veteran at time of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... with veteran at time of veteran's death. 10.37 Section 10.37 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... not living with veteran at time of veteran's death. If a veteran and widow were not living together at the time of the death of the veteran the widow will be required to establish: (a) That the...

  4. 38 CFR 10.37 - Claim of widow not living with veteran at time of veteran's death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... with veteran at time of veteran's death. 10.37 Section 10.37 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... not living with veteran at time of veteran's death. If a veteran and widow were not living together at the time of the death of the veteran the widow will be required to establish: (a) That the...

  5. 77 FR 27543 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Fee or Personnel Designation) Activity: Comment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  6. 76 FR 58566 - Proposed Information Collection (Report of Income From Property or Business) Activity; Comment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  7. 76 FR 58567 - Proposed Information Collection (Request for Transportation Expense Reimbursement) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...; Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  8. 78 FR 36642 - Proposed Information Collection (VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  9. 76 FR 73020 - Proposed Information Collection (Contract for Training and Employment) Activity: Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an...

  10. 78 FR 13159 - Proposed Information Collection (Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment...

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    2013-02-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),...

  11. 75 FR 16911 - Proposed Information Collection (Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),...

  12. 76 FR 15050 - Proposed Information Collection (Certification of School Attendance or Termination) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  13. 76 FR 15048 - Proposed Information Collection (Information Regarding Apportionment of Beneficiary's Award...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing...

  14. For Homeless Veterans

    MedlinePlus

    ... families find and sustain permanent housing. How It Works Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance ... might remain homeless without this assistance. How It Works Through referrals and direct outreach, nonprofit agencies and ...

  15. 38 CFR 21.5139 - Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals. 21.5139 Section 21.5139 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  16. 38 CFR 21.5139 - Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals. 21.5139 Section 21.5139 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  17. 38 CFR 21.5001 - Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32. 21.5001 Section 21.5001 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  18. 38 CFR 21.5139 - Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals. 21.5139 Section 21.5139 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  19. 38 CFR 21.5139 - Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Computation of benefit payments for incarcerated individuals. 21.5139 Section 21.5139 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  20. 38 CFR 21.5001 - Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32. 21.5001 Section 21.5001 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  1. 38 CFR 21.5001 - Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32. 21.5001 Section 21.5001 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  2. 38 CFR 21.5001 - Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Administration of benefits: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32. 21.5001 Section 21.5001 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era...

  3. 76 FR 71442 - Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-17

    ... of a Skilled and Intermediate Nursing Home Care Facility in Mather, CA AGENCY: Department of Veterans... permanent long-term care facility (skilled nursing home and assisted living services); provide...

  4. "When Johnny [or Janelle] Comes Marching Home." National, State and Institutional Efforts in Support of Veterans' Education. Perspectives, Summer 2008

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    McBain, Lesley

    2008-01-01

    On June 30, 2008, the "21st Century GI Bill" was signed into law by President Bush, providing veterans the financial means to attend any public college in the nation as well as benefits for those who choose to attend private colleges. This paper provides an overview of veterans' education issues, discusses the implications of the new GI Bill, and…

  5. 38 CFR 3.159 - Department of Veterans Affairs assistance in developing claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... and military unit of a person who served with the veteran; or the name and address of a medical care..., including the person, company, agency, or other custodian holding the records; the approximate time frame... acceptable to the person, company, agency, or other custodian holding the records. (Authority: 38...

  6. 38 CFR 21.7280 - Death benefit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Death benefit. 21.7280... Bill-Active Duty) Approval of Courses § 21.7280 Death benefit. (a) Overview. VA will pay a death benefit under 38 U.S.C. ch. 30 when an individual's death meets the criteria of this section;...

  7. 38 CFR 21.7280 - Death benefit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Death benefit. 21.7280... Bill-Active Duty) Approval of Courses § 21.7280 Death benefit. (a) Overview. VA will pay a death benefit under 38 U.S.C. ch. 30 when an individual's death meets the criteria of this section;...

  8. 38 CFR 21.7280 - Death benefit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Death benefit. 21.7280... Bill-Active Duty) Approval of Courses § 21.7280 Death benefit. (a) Overview. VA will pay a death benefit under 38 U.S.C. ch. 30 when an individual's death meets the criteria of this section;...

  9. 38 CFR 21.7280 - Death benefit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Death benefit. 21.7280... Bill-Active Duty) Approval of Courses § 21.7280 Death benefit. (a) Overview. VA will pay a death benefit under 38 U.S.C. ch. 30 when an individual's death meets the criteria of this section;...

  10. 38 CFR 21.7280 - Death benefit.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Death benefit. 21.7280... Bill-Active Duty) Approval of Courses § 21.7280 Death benefit. (a) Overview. VA will pay a death benefit under 38 U.S.C. ch. 30 when an individual's death meets the criteria of this section;...

  11. Characteristics of Veterans diagnosed with seizures within Veterans Health Administration.

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    Rehman, Rizwana; Kelly, Pamela R; Husain, Aatif M; Tran, Tung T

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to describe the demographics of Veterans diagnosed with seizures and taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during fiscal year (FY) 2011 (October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011), particularly with regard to comorbid traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Information collected included age; sex; Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OIF/OEF/OND) status; and relevant encounter diagnosis codes for seizures, TBI, and PTSD. During FY11, 87,377 Veterans with seizures on AEDs were managed within the VHA. Prevalence was 15.5 per 1,000, and annual incidence was 148.2 per 100,000. The percentages of comorbid TBI and PTSD were 15.8% and 24.1%, respectively. For OIF/OEF/OND Veterans, these percentages increased to 52.6% and 70.4%, respectively. PTSD and TBI are risk factors for both epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Within the VHA, many Veterans experiencing seizures cannot be successfully treated with AEDs. The VHA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence promotes a multidisciplinary approach to increase and improve access to both epilepsy and mental health specialists for the care of epileptic and nonepileptic seizures. PMID:26745205

  12. 38 CFR 8.23 - Examination in connection with total disability benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Examination in connection with total disability benefits. 8.23 Section 8.23 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF... disability benefits. Physical examination in connection with claim for total disability benefits may be...

  13. 38 CFR 3.1008 - Accrued benefits payable to foreign beneficiaries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... payment of periodic monetary benefits (other than insurance and servicemembers' indemnity) accruing under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, while the amount thereof remains in...

  14. 38 CFR 3.1008 - Accrued benefits payable to foreign beneficiaries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... payment of periodic monetary benefits (other than insurance and servicemembers' indemnity) accruing under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, while the amount thereof remains in...

  15. 38 CFR 3.1008 - Accrued benefits payable to foreign beneficiaries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... payment of periodic monetary benefits (other than insurance and servicemembers' indemnity) accruing under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, while the amount thereof remains in...

  16. 38 CFR 3.1008 - Accrued benefits payable to foreign beneficiaries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... payment of periodic monetary benefits (other than insurance and servicemembers' indemnity) accruing under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, while the amount thereof remains in...

  17. 38 CFR 21.276 - Incarcerated veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Monetary Assistance Services § 21.276 Incarcerated veterans. (a) General. The provisions contained in this... local prison, jail, or other penal institution for a felony. It does not include any veteran who...

  18. The Mental Health Status of California Veterans.

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    Tran, Linda Diem; Grant, David; Aydin, May

    2016-04-01

    Data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) from 2011--2013 showed approximately 90,000 veterans had mental health needs and 200,000 reported serious thoughts of suicide during the 12 months prior to participating in CHIS. Although the proportion of veterans reporting mental health need or serious psychological distress was no higher than the general population, California veterans were more likely to report lifetime suicide ideation. This policy brief uses CHIS data to examine the mental health status, needs, and barriers to care among veterans in California. Veterans were more likely to receive mental health or substance use treatment than nonveterans, yet three of four veterans with mental health needs received either inadequate or no mental health care. Integrating mental and physical health services, increasing access to care, retaining veterans who seek mental health treatment, and reducing stigma are among the strategies that might improve the mental health of California's veterans. PMID:27416644

  19. The Mental Health Status of California Veterans.

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    Tran, Linda Diem; Grant, David; Aydin, May

    2016-04-01

    Data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) from 2011--2013 showed approximately 90,000 veterans had mental health needs and 200,000 reported serious thoughts of suicide during the 12 months prior to participating in CHIS. Although the proportion of veterans reporting mental health need or serious psychological distress was no higher than the general population, California veterans were more likely to report lifetime suicide ideation. This policy brief uses CHIS data to examine the mental health status, needs, and barriers to care among veterans in California. Veterans were more likely to receive mental health or substance use treatment than nonveterans, yet three of four veterans with mental health needs received either inadequate or no mental health care. Integrating mental and physical health services, increasing access to care, retaining veterans who seek mental health treatment, and reducing stigma are among the strategies that might improve the mental health of California's veterans.

  20. 38 CFR 12.8 - Unclaimed effects of veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Unclaimed effects of veterans. 12.8 Section 12.8 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DISPOSITION OF VETERAN'S PERSONAL FUNDS AND EFFECTS Disposition of Veteran's Personal Funds and Effects...

  1. Suicidal behavior in war veterans.

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    Rice, Timothy R; Sher, Leo

    2012-05-01

    Military veterans represent a unique, heterogeneous population with suicide prevalence rates, risk factors and preventative management needs that differ from those of the rest of community. Veterans worldwide receive high proportions of their healthcare from community providers, and sensitivity to these distinct needs is required for optimized care. An overview of the recent prevalence-study literature, with a focus upon statistical design, is presented in order to provide a critical orientation within this field with high levels of popular media attention. Attention to psychiatric comorbidity, subthreshold symptomology, select signature disorders of contemporary conflicts (namely, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury), and veteran life narratives before, within and beyond military service will guide our review of risk factor assessment and management strategies. This critical review of the literature provides an overview of this active field of neuropsychiatric research with a select focus upon these topics of special interest.

  2. 5 CFR 720.304 - Agency plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Agency plan. 720.304 Section 720.304...) AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program § 720.304 Agency plan. (a) Plan Development. As part of the affirmative action plan it prepares pursuant to section 501(b) of...

  3. 5 CFR 720.304 - Agency plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Agency plan. 720.304 Section 720.304...) AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program § 720.304 Agency plan. (a) Plan Development. As part of the affirmative action plan it prepares pursuant to section 501(b) of...

  4. Residential treatment for dually diagnosed homeless veterans: a comparison of program types.

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    Kasprow, W J; Rosenheck, R; Frisman, L; DiLella, D

    1999-01-01

    This study compared two types of residential programs that treat dually diagnosed homeless veterans. Programs specializing in the treatment of substance abuse disorders (SA) and those programs addressing both psychiatric disorders and substance abuse problems within the same setting (DDX) were compared on (1) program characteristics, (2) clients' perceived environment, and (3) outcomes of treatment. The study was based on surveys and discharge reports from residential treatment facilities that were under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans program, a national outreach and case management program operating at 71 sites across the nation. Program characteristics surveys were completed by program administrators, perceived environment surveys were completed by veterans in treatment, and discharge reports were completed by VA case managers. DDX programs were characterized by lower expectations for functioning, more acceptance of problem behavior, and more accommodation for choice and privacy, relative to SA programs after adjusting for baseline differences. Dually diagnosed veterans in DDX programs perceived these programs as less controlling than SA programs, but also as having lower involvement and less practical and personal problem orientations. At discharge, a lower percentage of veterans from DDX than SA programs left without staff consultation. A higher percentage of veterans from DDX than SA programs were discharged to community housing rather than to further institutional treatment. Program effects were not different for psychotic and non-psychotic veterans. Although differences were modest, integration of substance abuse and psychiatric treatment may promote a faster return to community living for dually diagnosed homeless veterans. Such integration did not differentially benefit dually diagnosed veterans whose psychiatric problems included a psychotic disorder. PMID:10189513

  5. Disease Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Kinsinger, Linda S

    2015-01-01

    The burden of chronic diseases is substantial among veterans who are seen in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system. Healthy lifestyle interventions and clinical preventive services can help veterans improve their health and well-being. The VHA's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention supports policies, programs, resources, and training for VHA. PMID:26946870

  6. 38 CFR 3.401 - Veterans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... compensation payable by reason of need for aid and attendance or housebound status shall also be awarded for... claim additional disability compensation payable to a veteran by reason of the veteran's spouse's need....) (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5110 (f), (n)) (c) Divorce of veteran and spouse. See § 3.501(d). (d)...

  7. Echocardiogram Utilization among Rural and Urban Veterans

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    Okrah, Kingston; Vaughan-Sarrazin, Mary; Kaboli, Peter; Cram, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To compare echocardiography use among urban and rural veterans and whether differences could be accounted for by distance. Methods: We used Veterans Administration (VA) administrative data from 1999 to 2007 to identify regular users of the VA Healthcare System (VA users) who did and did not receive echocardiography. Each veteran was…

  8. D-Day for Veterans' Jobs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nathan, Robert R.

    1977-01-01

    Focuses on the unemployment problem among Vietnam veterans and on the various Federal and private employment programs open to these veterans. Discussion also covers labor force statistics, readjustment to civilian life, changes in the American economy, and the role of the Department of Defense and civilian employers in helping veterans to find…

  9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Vietnam Veterans.

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    Helwig, Andrew A.; Assa, Roberta

    1991-01-01

    Notes that many unemployed Vietnam veterans may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms and behaviors of PTSD are reviewed to assist employment counselors in identifying clients with PTSD. Counseling and referral actions are suggested. Outlines four-phase approach used by many Veterans Centers in counseling veterans with…

  10. Psychosocial Readjustment of Canadian Vietnam Veterans.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stretch, Robert H.

    1991-01-01

    Examined the psychosocial readjustment of 164 Canadian Vietnam veterans. Found significantly greater rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared with U.S. Vietnam veterans and evidence of other psychosocial adjustment problems. Suggests that problems are a result, in part, of prolonged isolation from other Vietnam veterans, lack of…

  11. Veterans Tell Elite Colleges: "We Belong"

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    Sander, Libby

    2013-01-01

    About 16 percent of veterans use the GI Bill to attend private institutions, roughly the same proportion as students generally. But at the most highly selective colleges, veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill barely fill a single classroom--38 at Penn, 22 at Cornell, and at Princeton, just one. The sparse numbers do not go unnoticed, veterans say.…

  12. Health Care for North Carolina's Veterans.

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    Hoffmann, Daniel F

    2015-01-01

    On March 3, 1865, President Lincoln established a national soldiers' and sailors' asylum. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) evolved from facilities established for Civil War veterans of the Union Army, and today, VHA continues to meet veterans' changing medical, surgical, and quality-of-life needs by operating America's largest integrated health system. PMID:26946861

  13. 38 CFR 1.916 - Disclosure of debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... order to conduct program evaluation studies as required by 38 U.S.C. 527 or any other law. (b... information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). 1.916 Section 1.916 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). (a) The Department of Veterans Affairs...

  14. 38 CFR 1.916 - Disclosure of debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... order to conduct program evaluation studies as required by 38 U.S.C. 527 or any other law. (b... information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). 1.916 Section 1.916 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). (a) The Department of Veterans Affairs...

  15. 38 CFR 1.916 - Disclosure of debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... order to conduct program evaluation studies as required by 38 U.S.C. 527 or any other law. (b... information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). 1.916 Section 1.916 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief... debt information to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). (a) The Department of Veterans Affairs...

  16. 77 FR 50551 - Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT VISN20 Health Care...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-21

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT VISN20 Health Care... No. 2900-New (VA Form 10-0535). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: PACT VISN20 Health Care Experiences...); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION:...

  17. 75 FR 26345 - Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2010-05-11

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the... Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of...

  18. Compensation and wellness: a conflict for veterans' health.

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    Ellis, Niki; Mackenzie, Alison; Mobbs, Robyn

    2008-05-01

    In Australia greater attention is being given to health determinants, and the dominance of treatment in health policy and budgets is giving away some ground to prevention, health promotion, rehabilitation and disability management. This creates a dilemma for compensation systems: should the inclusion criteria be broadened to match the new thinking or should a narrower definition of "disease, injury or death" be retained? This issue is explored in the context of war syndromes among veterans. While veterans experience symptoms more frequently and more severely than military and community controls, their patterns of symptoms are not unique. Current compensation and benefit programs can create iatrogenic effects. It is concluded that compensation systems should be kept as safety nets while resources are provided to improve the capacity of primary health care caregivers, community organisations and veterans with war syndromes and their families to better deal with these problems. Adapting compensation systems to promote wellness through self-management health partnerships is one way of directing resources to individuals and their families. Action research at the community level with veterans, their families, their organisations, primary health care organisations, policy makers and researchers would allow this sector to work out the best way to apply existing efficacious tools to these modern health problems. PMID:18447820

  19. 38 CFR 13.70 - Apportionment of benefits to dependents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... United States or political subdivision thereof. When compensation, pension or emergency officers... veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent as may be necessary to provide for their needs. (b) Dependent... apportionment to the veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent of any benefit not paid under an...

  20. 38 CFR 13.70 - Apportionment of benefits to dependents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... United States or political subdivision thereof. When compensation, pension or emergency officers... veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent as may be necessary to provide for their needs. (b) Dependent... apportionment to the veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent of any benefit not paid under an...

  1. 38 CFR 13.70 - Apportionment of benefits to dependents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... United States or political subdivision thereof. When compensation, pension or emergency officers... veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent as may be necessary to provide for their needs. (b) Dependent... apportionment to the veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent of any benefit not paid under an...

  2. 38 CFR 13.70 - Apportionment of benefits to dependents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... United States or political subdivision thereof. When compensation, pension or emergency officers... veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent as may be necessary to provide for their needs. (b) Dependent... apportionment to the veteran's spouse, child or dependent parent of any benefit not paid under an...

  3. 77 FR 7244 - Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY... Perception Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-2900-0751. Type of Review: Extension of previously...

  4. 75 FR 1119 - Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY... Supplier Perception Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-New (Supplier). Type of Review: New...

  5. Supporting Student Veterans in Transition

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    Rumann, Corey B.; Hamrick, Florence A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to offer frameworks and considerations for student affairs professionals seeking to serve the transition needs of the current generation of student veterans. The historical intersections of the military and higher education, particularly with respect to the effects of the draft on students and higher education,…

  6. The Veteran Student in 2010

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    Hassan, Anthony M.; Jackson, Robert; Lindsay, Douglas R.; McCabe, Damian G.; Sanders, Joseph E., III

    2010-01-01

    The President of the United States promises to return servicemen and servicewomen back home from the war in the Middle East by 2011. This raises important questions about how the people in higher education will view and serve those who have worn the military uniform. As they watch the veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to…

  7. Veterans Choice Act of 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ

    2014-06-03

    06/03/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.3230, which became Public Law 113-146 on 8/7/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  8. Veterans Paralympic Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR

    2013-04-10

    06/12/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.1402, which became Public Law 113-59 on 12/20/2013. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Nursing advocacy for women veterans and suicide.

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    Conard, Patricia L; Armstrong, Myrna L; Young, Cathy; Hogan, La Micha

    2015-03-01

    Little is known about suicide variables in women Veterans. The authors reviewed numerous applicable health care and military literary sources regarding suicide in this population. The current article describes the surrounding circumstances, military war/conflict culture, and potential effects on women Veterans, including major collection problems with current Veteran data. Women Veterans are increasingly reporting more behavioral health issues (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder) and attempting suicide upon civilian reintegration. Outcomes from this literature review suggest the importance of nursing advocacy to create better rapport and communication with women Veterans from Vietnam, Gulf I, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars seeking care at civilian health facilities, as some may present with suicidal ideologies.

  10. Veteran Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education.

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    Moss, Jacqueline A; Moore, Randy L; Selleck, Cynthia S

    2015-01-01

    Military Veterans comprise approximately 10% of the US population. Most Veterans do not receive their health care through Veterans Affairs facilities, are seen across the health care system, and their prior military service and associated health issues often go unrecognized. In this study, a modified Delphi design was used to develop a set of 10 Veteran Care Competencies and associated knowledge, skills, and attitudes for Undergraduate Nursing Education: Military and Veteran Culture, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Amputation and Assistive Devices, Environmental/Chemical Exposures, Substance Use Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Suicide, Homelessness, and Serious Illness Especially at the End of Life. PMID:26517342

  11. Veteran Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education.

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    Moss, Jacqueline A; Moore, Randy L; Selleck, Cynthia S

    2015-01-01

    Military Veterans comprise approximately 10% of the US population. Most Veterans do not receive their health care through Veterans Affairs facilities, are seen across the health care system, and their prior military service and associated health issues often go unrecognized. In this study, a modified Delphi design was used to develop a set of 10 Veteran Care Competencies and associated knowledge, skills, and attitudes for Undergraduate Nursing Education: Military and Veteran Culture, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Amputation and Assistive Devices, Environmental/Chemical Exposures, Substance Use Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Suicide, Homelessness, and Serious Illness Especially at the End of Life.

  12. 44 CFR 352.21 - Participating Federal agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... of Housing and Urban Development; (6) Department of the Interior; (7) Department of Transportation... Department of Agriculture; and (14) Department of Veterans Affairs. (c) FEMA is the Federal agency...

  13. 44 CFR 352.21 - Participating Federal agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... of Housing and Urban Development; (6) Department of the Interior; (7) Department of Transportation... Department of Agriculture; and (14) Department of Veterans Affairs. (c) FEMA is the Federal agency...

  14. 44 CFR 352.21 - Participating Federal agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... of Housing and Urban Development; (6) Department of the Interior; (7) Department of Transportation... Department of Agriculture; and (14) Department of Veterans Affairs. (c) FEMA is the Federal agency...

  15. 44 CFR 352.21 - Participating Federal agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... of Housing and Urban Development; (6) Department of the Interior; (7) Department of Transportation... Department of Agriculture; and (14) Department of Veterans Affairs. (c) FEMA is the Federal agency...

  16. 38 CFR 21.5150 - State approving agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Under....4154—Report of activities; (f) Section 21.4155—Evaluations of State approving agency...

  17. Ensuring Appropriate Care for LGBT Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Sharpe, Virginia Ashby; Uchendu, Uchenna S

    2014-09-01

    Within health care systems, negative perceptions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons have often translated into denial of services, denial of visitation rights to same-sex partners, reluctance on the part of LGBT patients to share personal information, and failure of workers to assess and recognize the unique health care needs of these patients. Other bureaucratic forms of exclusion have included documents, forms, and policies that fail to acknowledge a patient's valued relationships because of, for example, a narrow definition of "spouse," "parent," or "family." Bureaucratic exclusion has taken a particularly prominent form in the U.S. military. Until its repeal and termination in 2011, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy had for eighteen years barred openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military. Among the effects of DADT is a dearth of information about the number and needs of LGBT service members who transition to the Veterans Health Administration for health care at the end of their military service. The long-standing social stigma against LGBT persons, the silence mandated by DADT, and the often unrecognized bias built into the fabric of bureaucratic systems make the task of creating a welcoming culture in the VHA urgent and challenging. The VHA has accepted a commitment to that task. Its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 stipulates that "[v]eterans will receive timely, high quality, personalized, safe, effective and equitable health care irrespective of geography, gender, race, age, culture or sexual orientation." To achieve this goal, the VHA undertook a number of coordinated initiatives to create an environment and culture that is informed, welcoming, positive, and empowering for the LGBT veterans and families whom the agency serves.

  18. Healthcare utilization and costs of Veterans screened and assessed for traumatic brain injury.

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    Stroupe, Kevin T; Smith, Bridget M; Hogan, Timothy P; St Andre, Justin R; Pape, Theresa; Steiner, Monica L; Proescher, Eric; Huo, Zhiping; Evans, Charlesnika T

    2013-01-01

    Approximately 15% of casualties in the Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF]) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]) conflicts received mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). To identify Veterans who may benefit from treatment, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented a national clinical reminder in 2007 to screen for TBI. Veterans who screen positive are referred for a comprehensive TBI evaluation. We conducted a national retrospective study of OIF/OEF Veterans receiving care at VA facilities between 2007 and 2008. We examined the association of the TBI screen with healthcare costs over a 12 mo period following the initial evaluation. Of the Veterans, 164,438 met inclusion criteria: 31,627 screened positive, 118,545 screened negative, and 14,266 received no TBI screening. Total healthcare costs of Veterans who screened positive, screened negative, or had no TBI screening were $9,610, $5,184, and $3,399, respectively (p < 0.001). Understanding these healthcare utilization and cost patterns will assist policymakers to address the ongoing and future healthcare needs of these returning Veterans. PMID:24458891

  19. 20 CFR 1001.124 - Standards of performance governing State agency cooperation and coordination with other agencies...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... employment and training programs at the State and local level. (c) Such relationships or agreements may be... Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICE... maximize the use of VA employment and training programs for veterans and eligible persons. (b) All...

  20. 76 FR 28925 - Tribal Veterans Cemetery Grants

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    ... preapplication through http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/scg_grants.asp . All forms are available and downloadable at http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/scg_grants.asp . Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12866 directs agencies... necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential...

  1. 76 FR 21252 - Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY... Paying Benefits AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This final rule amends Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated...

  2. Feedback from recently returned veterans on an anonymous web-based brief alcohol intervention

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) are at increased risk for alcohol misuse, and innovative methods are needed to improve their access to alcohol screening and brief interventions (SBI). This study adapted an electronic SBI (e-SBI) website shown to be efficacious in college students for OEF/OIF veterans and reported findings from interviews with OEF/OIF veterans about their impressions of the e-SBI. Methods Outpatient veterans of OEF/OIF who drank ≥3 days in the past week were recruited from a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Deployment Health Clinic waiting room. Veterans privately pretested the anonymous e-SBI then completed individual semistructured audio-recorded interviews. Their responses were analyzed using template analysis to explore domains identified a priori as well as emergent domains. Results During interviews, all nine OEF/OIF veterans (1 woman and 8 men) indicated they had received feedback for risky alcohol consumption. Participants generally liked the standard-drinks image, alcohol-related caloric and monetary feedback, and the website’s brevity and anonymity (a priori domains). They also experienced challenges with portions of the e-SBI assessment and viewed feedback regarding alcohol risk and normative drinking as problematic, but described potential benefits derived from the e-SBI (emergent domains). The most appealing e-SBIs would ensure anonymity and provide personalized transparent feedback about alcohol-related risk, consideration of the context for drinking, strategies to reduce drinking, and additional resources for veterans with more severe alcohol misuse. Conclusions Results of this qualitative exploratory study suggest e-SBI may be an acceptable strategy for increasing OEF/OIF veteran access to evidenced-based alcohol SBI. PMID:23186354

  3. 38 CFR 3.454 - Veterans disability pension.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Veterans disability pension. 3.454 Section 3.454 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... disability pension. Apportionment of disability pension will be as follows: (a) Where a veteran with...

  4. 38 CFR 60.6 - Condition of veteran.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Condition of veteran. 60.6 Section 60.6 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) FISHER HOUSES AND OTHER TEMPORARY LODGING § 60.6 Condition of veteran. As a condition for...

  5. 38 CFR 60.6 - Condition of veteran.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Condition of veteran. 60.6 Section 60.6 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) FISHER HOUSES AND OTHER TEMPORARY LODGING § 60.6 Condition of veteran. As a condition for...

  6. 13 CFR 120.360 - Which veterans are eligible?

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    2010-01-01

    ... veterans: (a) Vietnam-era veterans who served for a period of more than 180 days between August 5, 1964... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Which veterans are eligible? 120... Special Purpose Loans Veterans Loan Program § 120.360 Which veterans are eligible? SBA may guarantee...

  7. 38 CFR 21.420 - Informing the veteran.

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    2010-07-01

    ... of adverse action. VA shall give the veteran a period of at least 30 days to indicate his or her... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Informing the veteran. 21.420 Section 21.420 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS...

  8. 13 CFR 120.360 - Which veterans are eligible?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... veterans: (a) Vietnam-era veterans who served for a period of more than 180 days between August 5, 1964... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Which veterans are eligible? 120... Special Purpose Loans Veterans Loan Program § 120.360 Which veterans are eligible? SBA may guarantee...

  9. 38 CFR 21.272 - Veteran-student services.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Veteran-student services.... Chapter 31 Monetary Assistance Services § 21.272 Veteran-student services. (a) Eligibility. Veterans who.... Veteran-student services may be utilized in connection with: (1) VA outreach service program as...

  10. 38 CFR 21.272 - Veteran-student services.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Veteran-student services.... Chapter 31 Monetary Assistance Services § 21.272 Veteran-student services. (a) Eligibility. Veterans who.... Veteran-student services may be utilized in connection with: (1) VA outreach service program as...

  11. 38 CFR 21.272 - Veteran-student services.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Veteran-student services.... Chapter 31 Monetary Assistance Services § 21.272 Veteran-student services. (a) Eligibility. Veterans who.... Veteran-student services may be utilized in connection with: (1) VA outreach service program as...

  12. Evaluation of drug treatment in mild hypertension: VA-NHLBI feasibility trial. Plan and preliminary results of a two-year feasibility trial for a multicenter intervention study to evaluate the benefits versus the disadvantages of treating mild hypertension. Prepared for the Veterans Administration-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study Group for Evaluating Treatment in Mild Hypertension.

    PubMed

    1978-03-30

    A feasibility trial to investigate the practicality of determining the advantages and disadvantages of prompt pharmacologic treatment for mild hypertension was jointly funded by the Veterans Administration and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Its clinical phase has been completed, and it demonstrated 1. that the required relatively young asymptomatic population could be enrolled in the study and 2. that it could be persuaded to adhere to the protocol for 2 years; however, it was evident that intensive efforts would be required in both areas. The feasibility trial screened almost 120,000 potential subjects over a period of 16 months to randomize about 1,000 subjects at four clinical centers. These men and women were 21 to 50 years old, had diastolic pressures from 85 to 105 mm Hg as outpatients, and had no evidence of cardiovascular renal abnormalities. They were randomized in double-blind fashion into active drug therapy and placebo groups. Stepped care therapy involved 50 mg chlorthalidone (Step 1), 100 mg chlorthalidone (Step 2) and 100 chlorthalidone plus 0.25 mg reserpine (Step 3). Death, myocardial infarction, stroke, angina pectoris, and congestive heart failure were the "major" morbid events that were looked for; also recorded were "minor" morbid events consisting primarily of electrocardiographic arrhythmias. The development of significant hypertension was considered a treatment failure. Side effects were carefully tabulated in both active drug and placebo groups. The study revealed an average drop in diastolic pressure of almost 12 mm Hg for active drug group and less than half of that for the placebo group; once established 6 months after randomization, the new pressure levels persisted almost without change throughout the study. Although the feasibility trial was not designed to answer the primary question regarding the benefits of treatment, the events were tabulated for each group. A total of 12 placebo-treated subjects developed

  13. Salt Lake Community College Veterans Services: A Model of Serving Veterans in Higher Education

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    Ahern, Aaron; Foster, Michael; Head, Darlene

    2015-01-01

    This chapter outlines the birth and growth of a veterans' program in Salt Lake City, Utah, and discusses next steps in spurring additional innovations and advancements to improve service for student veterans in community colleges.

  14. 76 FR 4152 - Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV...

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    ...) Service, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service and Loan Guaranty (LGY) Service. DATES... is complete. d. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service Surveys J.D. Power will be pilot testing three survey instruments for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)...

  15. Reflections on the culture of veterans.

    PubMed

    Hobbs, Keynan

    2008-08-01

    Veterans, as a cultural group, present unique challenges to health care providers. Veteran culture includes health inequalities and health disparities related to posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse that must be understood in context to provide the best care possible to this population. Veterans are not, however, frequently viewed in terms of culturally competent nursing care. Changes in the approach to this population are necessary to provide effective, comprehensive, and compassionate care.

  16. 78 FR 55671 - Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans

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    ... hospital care and medical services. As discussed in a separate notice (78 FR 39832, July 2, 2013), we are... AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 17 RIN 2900-AO78 Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans AGENCY... January 1, 1957, and ending on December 31, 1987. The law requires VA to furnish hospital care and...

  17. 77 FR 26027 - Privacy Act: Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Veterans Homelessness...

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    ... Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a 88 Stat. 1896... Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation Data Files System AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information... of Records Notice (SORN) for the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation Data...

  18. Secondary Traumatization in Vietnam Veterans' Families.

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    Yager, Thomas J; Gerszberg, Nicole; Dohrenwend, Bruce P

    2016-08-01

    This research focused on secondary traumatization of wives and offspring of 115 male Vietnam veterans, a subsample from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study who had one or more children aged 6 to 16 years and had had a clinical interview. Traumatization was defined as meeting criteria for lifetime war-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Secondary traumatization was operationalized by elevated scores on children's internalizing or externalizing behavior problems and on wives' demoralization. There was evidence of secondary traumatization in the veterans' sons (odds ratio [OR] = 20.31 for internalizing behavior problems). Current PTSD in the veterans was associated with demoralization in their wives or partners (β = 0.24), which in turn was associated with behavior problems in their daughters (ORs = 2.67 and 4.61 for internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, respectively; these were adjusted for veteran's PTSD). Demoralization of the wife or partner was also associated with current alcoholism in the veterans (β = 0.30, adjusting for veteran's PTSD). These associations were also adjusted for other veteran risk factors, including severity of combat exposure, involvement in harming civilians or prisoners, and prewar vulnerability. Even with the degree of secondary traumatization present, the veterans' children appeared at least as healthy as counterparts in the general population. PMID:27529559

  19. Latino Veterans with PTSD: A Systematic Review

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    Pittman, James O. E.

    2014-01-01

    Latinos have a long history of military service with recent service including combat conditions and multiple deployments, which are highly associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Clinical acumen underscores the importance of culture in assessment and treatment, but there has been little scientific literature that investigates the unique needs of veteran Latinos with PTSD. The primary goal of this systematic review was to analyze the existing literature on Latino veterans with PTSD and to critically evaluate attention to cultural issues. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses were used to guide this review. Peer-reviewed, research reports written in English on Latino Veterans with PTSD since 1980 were included; 20 were assessment related, and nine were treatment related. All studies were quantitative. Only 13 studies mentioned culture as part of the context for Latino veterans, and only seven included cultural factors as part of the study design. Present findings highlight a lack of research focused on understanding cultural factors related to the assessment and treatment of Latino veterans with PTSD. Culturally-informed research on Latino veterans from current wars, Latina veterans and Latino veteran treatment outcomes are necessary to provide culturally-appropriate care to this growing veteran subgroup. PMID:25379284

  20. 78 FR 36641 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification and...

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    2013-06-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... Organization or Entity) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department...