Benefits Updates

Veterans Benefits Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY JOHN H. RILING III, CHAIR The Veterans Benefits Committee has seen many changes to the work performed by the national staff and the Veteran Service Officers due to the quarantines put in place to…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR The National Veterans Memorial and Museum was dedicated in Columbus, Ohio, on October 27. Such a building has to be approved by Congress in order for the memorial and museum to…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update November/December 2018

December 21, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR President John Rowan announced at the October Board Meeting that Kelsey Yoon will be returning from maternity leave on November 17. However, she will not be returning as Director of the…

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Veteran Benefits

Veterans Benefits May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR VVA’s Director of Veterans Benefits program, has appointed Felicia Mullaney as the new Deputy Director. Mullaney spent four years in the Army as a mechanic in a heavy equipment unit. She…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY TOM BURKE, CHAIR We move into 2018 with the understanding that we continue pushing forward. We currently hold the interest of Congress because we know what we are talking about when we go to…

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Yoon Answers Benefits FAQs

June 19, 2017

Director of Veterans Benefits, Kelsey Yoon, Esq. recently answered pressing questions that her and the Veterans Benefits staff routinely receive.  (more…)

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update September/October 2016

September 30, 2016

At the Leadership Conference in Tucson, VVA President John Rowan announced the appointment of Kelsey Yoon as the new Director of the Veterans Benefits Department. She will be based at the National Office in Silver…

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June 3, 2016

VVA Applauds Navy Sec. Mabus for Implementing Protections for Sailors and Marines with Invisible Wounds of War

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are encouraged by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s recent policy directive aimed at increasing protections for Sailors and Marines suffering as a result of the service--from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update March/April 2016

March 18, 2016

VB-1 Judicial Review: Veterans are able to hire a private attorney or claims agent at any point during the claims process. However, a contingency fee agreement is allowed only after the filing of a Notice…

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We Need To Work Together

November 6, 2015

By Jim Vale, Veterans Benefits Program Director The Veterans Benefits Administration has made a lot of changes lately to improve the VA claims process. Unfortunately, some of these changes are counterproductive and will make it…

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