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Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms Following a scathing inspector general's report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.
Philadelphia V.A. Office Draws Withering Fire in Wake of Mismanagement FindingsThe VA inspector-general found more than 31,000 claims and questions from veterans collecting dust for an average of nearly a year, and the personal information of veterans and VA staff left in a kitchen area for anyone to see.
Phila. Free Library Holds Healthy Cooking Classes With Focus on Military VetsThe Free Library of Philadelphia has hosted its second monthly session of "Chow Down with Veterans" in its fourth-floor culinary literacy center kitchen.
Sen. Bob Casey Calls For Hearings Into V.A. Processing BacklogsEven with changes and reforms, Casey says, the backlog for disability claims is 266 days for Philadelphia veterans. "That backlog is unacceptable," he says.
Navigating The Resources Available Through The VAThe VA, with its array of services offered can seem at times huge and staggering. Here’s a quick summary to help you get started.
Phila. City Council Explores Status of VA Health Care ReformsThe lawmakers heard promises of improvements from local officials, and tales of bureaucratic bungling from veterans.
N.J. Congressman Suggests Allowing Military Vets To Circumvent VA CareRep. Frank LoBiondo is reacting to the health care crisis within the Veterans Administration by proposing a pilot program that would give veterans a choice on treatment options.
US Sen. Bob Casey Joins Call For Veterans' Health Care AccountabilityAppearing with a pair of US military veterans, Casey (at lectern) said the average time for the VA to process disability claims in Pennsylvania is now 300 days.
Toomey Wants To Let US Veterans Sue Over Long Waits For TreatmentUS senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is weighing in on the scandal over long wait times in the Veterans Administration medical system.
Part 4: Combatting Homelessness Among VetsFor thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.