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Ashford University, LLC, a for-profit educational institution, filed a petition for review of a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) suspension of payments for educational assistance.  The VA also suspended approval of new enrollments and reenrollments for its online programs, unless the...

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On May 4, a military recruitment memo prepared by the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) announced that individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be prohibited from enlisting in the military, even after they recover.

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Lawmakers and veterans advocates have been concerned that a significant number of disabled veterans and their surviving family members won’t receive the stimulus payments Trump approved in March as part of a $2 trillion stimulus package to support Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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With the current state of the world and its hospital environments during the Coronavirus pandemic, it makes sense to want to follow the “Shelter in Place” orders and skip your medical appointment at a Department of Veteran’s Affairs facility in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

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Initially, on September 25, 2019, Veterans Affairs (VA) officials announced that families of veterans who served prior to 2001 wouldn’t be added to the Veterans Affairs caregivers program until summer 2020 at the earliest. Under the VA MISSION Act passed last year, veterans who sustained a...

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On January 23, 2020, House lawmakers introduced legislation to allow Korean troops who fought alongside Americans in the Vietnam War and later relocated to the United States to qualify for VA health benefits. The Korean American Vietnam Allies Long Overdue for Relief (VALOR) Act would amend 38...
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Mark Wisner, a former Veterans Administration (“VA”) Physician’s Assistant allegedly conducted improper and unnecessary physical examinations of veterans and made inappropriate sexual comments during medical appointments. Wisner is currently serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for criminal...
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It is more difficult to sue a federal government entity for damages than a private citizen or corporation. David Spinazzola attempted this difficult task of suing the government for failing to inform him and treat him for a pancreatic tumor. The United States District Court heard David...

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The U.S. defense policy bill contains several provisions aimed at addressing the Pentagon’s ongoing use of open-air burn pits for waste disposal in combat zones and documenting locations where they operated. The National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House on Wednesday, December...

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Defense Department officials may soon offer payouts to the victims of military medical malpractice cases under a provision inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a $738 billion defense spending bill, agreed to by House and Senate conferees on Monday, December 9, 2019....

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