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    • Department of Veterans Affairs FY2016 Appropriations: In Brief 

      Panangala, Sidath Viranga (2015-11-18)
      [Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a range of benefits and services to veterans who meet certain eligibility rules; these benefits include medical care, disability compensation and pensions, education, ...
    • Department of Veterans Affairs FY2017 Appropriations 

      Panangala, Sidath Viranga (2017-05-23)
      [Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a range of benefits and services to veterans and eligible dependents who meet certain criteria as authorized by law. These benefits include medical care, disability ...
    • Expedited Removal Authority for VA Senior Executives (38 U.S.C. § 713): Selected Legal Issues 

      Nicola, Thomas J. (2016-03-03)
      This report discusses selected legal issues relating to the authority for summary removal of individuals in senior executive positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Section 707 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and ...
    • Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention 

      Bagalman, Erin (2016-02-23)
      [Excerpt] Congress has attempted to address the problem of suicide among veterans through legislation and oversight hearings, both on prevention of veteran suicide specifically and on veteran mental health more broadly. A ...
    • Homeless Veterans: VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property 

      Shea, Rebecca (2017-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Federal real property is on GAO’s high risk list partly because some agencies, like VA, have large amounts of underutilized or vacant space. In an effort to develop some of these unneeded properties, VA has worked ...
    • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2015 Appropriations 

      Else, Daniel H.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga; Moulta-Ali, Umar (2015-04-20)
      [Excerpt] The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill provides funding for the planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of facilities used by active and reserve ...
    • Military Funeral Honors for Veterans 

      Szymendera, Scott D. (2016-05-25)
      [Excerpt] Eligible veterans are entitled to receive certain military honors at their funerals. In general, these honors are provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) to eligible veterans who are interred or inurned at ...
    • Overview of the Appeal Process for Veterans’ Claims 

      Mason, R. Chuck (2016-09-19)
      [Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides an array of benefits to veterans and to certain members of their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, disability compensation, education and ...
    • The Veterans Health Administration and Medical Education: A Fact Sheet 

      Heisler, Elayne J.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga (2016-01-19)
      [Excerpt] Training health care professionals—including physicians—is part of the VA’s statutory mission. It does so to provide an adequate supply of health professionals overall and for the VA’s health system. This mission ...
    • VA Housing: Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans, and Specially Adapted Housing Grants 

      Perl, Libby (2017-05-26)
      [Excerpt] The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several programs that assist individual veterans in purchasing and/or rehabilitating homes. The specific ways in which the VA assists veterans include (1) ...
    • Veterans’ Benefits: Burial Benefits and National Cemeteries 

      Szymendera, Scott D. (2016-03-11)
      [Excerpt] This report focuses on burial benefits provided by the VA. It does not discuss national cemeteries under the National Park Service, national cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the American Battle Monuments ...
    • Veterans’ Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs 

      Szymendera, Scott D.; Davis, Carol D. (2015-09-09)
      [Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers pension programs for certain low-income veterans and their surviving spouses and dependent children. This report discusses the Improved Disability Pension, which ...
    • Veterans’ Medical Care: FY2016 Appropriations 

      Panangala, Sidath Viranga (2015-12-07)
      [Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to veterans who meet certain eligibility criteria. Benefits to veterans range from disability compensation and pensions to hospital and medical care. The ...
    • Who Is a “Veteran”? — Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits 

      Szymendera, Scott D. (2016-05-25)
      [Excerpt] The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a broad range of benefits to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and to certain members of their families. Among these benefits are various types of financial ...
    • Who Is a “Veteran”?—Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits 

      Szymendera, Scott D. (2015-08-19)
      The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a broad range of benefits to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and to certain members of their families. Among these benefits are various types of financial assistance, ...