Veterans Services

WASHINGTON – Participation in the joint Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD)eBenefits website topped five million users this week, two months ahead of schedule.  VA established an agency priority goal of reaching five million eBenefits users by the end of fiscal year 2015. VA achieved this early milestone through aggressive outreach efforts and with the support of DoD and its Veterans Service Organization partners.

by Nasser Gayed:  Wall Street Journal: Veterans who see private doctors should be able to fill prescriptions directly from a VA pharmacy. Standing in line for a VA doctor’s OK is unnecessary.  Recent news reports suggest that despite efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs, many veterans continue to wait a long time to get medical care at a VA facility. Yet a simple administrative change could reduce or even eliminate many of the waiting lists.

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