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Full Interview: Secretary of the VA on PACT Act, improving VA services for women and veterans’ mental health

Starting Jan. 1, the VA will start processing claims under the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough explains that the PACT ACT makes it so veterans who served in Southwest Asia, were exposed to toxins and have certain conditions will be assumed to have gotten said condition while […]


Getting health benefits to veterans

In August, the president signed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law. It expands the number of presumed illnesses related to toxic exposure, making it easier for veterans to receive benefits. The VA has already received over 170,000 applications for the benefits being offered by the PACT Act, Dr. Shereef Elnahal, undersecretary […]


Government Matters – Secretary of the VA discusses PACT Act, Upcoming changes in federal benefits – November 17, 2022

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough on the PACT Act and how the VA is improving, and Kevin Moss on some upcoming changes to federal employee’s benefits


Mission of VA Office of Women’s Health

Dr. Patricia Hayes, chief officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Women’s Health, discusses the mission of her office and the increasing number of women veterans


How one office has transformed veteran experience

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees the care of over 9 million vets. Within the agency, the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) works to make sure the experience of accessing benefits is easy and seamless. The VEO was established in 2015 after the VA medical center wait time crisis, when the department recognized it did […]


Department of Veterans Affairs works to tackle long Covid in veterans through research and treatment

Long Covid is defined as new, returning or lingering symptoms after an initial Covid-19 infection. As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched several initiatives to study and treat the long-term effects of Covid-19 on veterans. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant […]

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