Donate

Tag: va

VA Overturns Vet Enrollment Ban on University of Phoenix Programs

August 6, 2014 | 7:00 am

VA Overturns Vet Enrollment Ban on University of Phoenix Programs

Posted by

The VA said Monday that the about-face was based on new information provided by the for-profit campus.

Continue Reading

Overtime, New Computer System Put Sizable Dent in VA Benefits Backlog

November 11, 2013 | 5:30 am

Overtime, New Computer System Put Sizable Dent in VA Benefits Backlog

Posted by

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the benefits backlog, and it’s paying off.

Continue Reading

Oakland VA Office Makes Veterans Wait 618 Days for Disability Pay

March 13, 2013 | 9:19 am

Oakland VA Office Makes Veterans Wait 618 Days for Disability Pay

Posted by

by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to provide key information to Congress and the public that shows the agency’s ability to quickly provide service-related benefits has virtually collapsed under President Barack Obama. Infographic: Veterans waiting longer Internal VA documents, obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting and authenticated […]

Continue Reading

May 4, 2012 | 9:36 am

60 Receive Antibiotics in Fatal Bacterial Meningitis Case

Posted by

(Bay City News) A laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with, a VA official said today. The researcher, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 25-year-old Richard Din, died Saturday morning […]

Continue Reading

May 3, 2012 | 3:46 pm

Victim of Bacterial Meningitis at VA Lab Named; Lab Worked With Several Strains

Posted by

The 25-year old lab worker who died on Saturday from a bacterial infection has been identified as Treasure Island resident Richard Din. Din died of a form of bacterial meningitis that he likely caught while working in a San Francisco VA lab. According to the VA, Din was working with Neisseria meningitidis serotype B, a […]

Continue Reading

May 2, 2012 | 7:36 am

Lab Accident at San Francisco VA Leaves Man Dead of Bacterial Meningitis

Posted by

A young lab assistant at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco died on Saturday after becoming infected with a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis that he had been working with in the lab. Officials at the VA wouldn’t release the man’s name, but said he was 25 years old and had been working at […]

Continue Reading

Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

February 10, 2011 | 4:46 pm

Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

Posted by

Military veterans are 50 percent more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to a new joint study by the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). And among those homeless vets, one in four live in California. Each year, HUD provides Congress with an assessment on the homeless population […]

Continue Reading