VA Pushes Deadline to Clear Appeals Backlog

VA Pushes Deadline to Clear Appeals Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs will not meet a 2022 goal of clearing all legacy appeals, officials told lawmakers this week. It has made progress, going from 472,000 unresolved appeals in November 2017 to fewer than 135,000 today, according to Federal News...
VA Will Keep Telehealth Option, McDonough Says

VA Will Keep Telehealth Option, McDonough Says

The Department of Veterans Affairs will continue using telehealth to give veterans more efficient health care, VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday. The care option became more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s...