United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Smartphone App Helps Vets Manage Mental Health Symptoms

The PTSD Coach smartphone app on iTunes and Android Marketplace can help Veterans learn about and manage their symptoms. The app provides direct links to support and help.
 PTSD Resource Page 


Preventive Care and Doctor Access Improving for Female Veterans

VA has been working to improve health care access for female Veterans, and it all starts with culture change. Learn more


Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Breast cancer is the number two cause of cancer death in women, but localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early. Get the facts and get screened. 
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New VA Clinic Opens in Georgia

On September 28, the Trinka Davis Veterans Village opened in Carrollton, Georgia. The new 25,000-square-foot outpatient clinic and community living center will include basic primary care, home-based primary care, mental health services, physical and occupational therapy, and more. Learn more


VA: Committed to Ending Veteran Homelessness

VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness. If you or someone you know is homeless or about to become homeless, please utilize our resources and call 1-877-4AID-VETLearn more about homeless Veteran resources.

In The News

VA Fills First Phase of Veterans Retraining Program to Enhance Job Skills

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year (FY) 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013.
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VA Completes Over 1 Million Compensation Claims in 2012

VA announced today that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation's Veterans, processed over one million disability claims during fiscal year 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million mark.
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Industry Recognizes VA Campaigns for Raising Public Awareness for Veterans Mental Health Care

Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs public awareness campaigns designed to help Veterans who seek mental health care assistance have received forty-three industry and association awards for communication and design excellence.
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VA Approves $28 Million in Grants for Homeless Veterans

VA has approved $28.4 million in grants to fund 38 projects in 25 states and the District of Columbia that will provide transitional housing to homeless Veterans. Among these 38 projects, 31 will provide temporary housing to homeless Veterans with the goal that they will retain the residence as their own.
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Impact of VBA's New Challenge Training Program

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has developed a comprehensive and integrated Transformation Campaign Plan to achieve our 2015 goal of eliminating the disability claims backlog and processing all claims at a 98 percent quality level. Along with improved processes and technologies, investment in our people is a key component of VBA's transformation to a 21st Century organization. View the report.

VA Publishes Draft Strategy Plan for
Women Vets

VA's Women Veterans Task Force has developed a comprehensive action plan to focus on resolving critical issues facing women Veterans. View the 2012 Draft Report: Strategies for Serving Our Women Veterans. Leave comments.

VA Gulf War Task Force Report Released

VA has released the second in a series of annual reports from its Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Task Force, outlining how the department will address the concerns of Veterans deployed during the Gulf War of 1990-1991. The report focuses on efforts to improve the delivery of health care for Gulf War Veterans, including the launch of a prototype clinical care model specifically for Gulf War Veterans.
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VA Publishes its 2011 Highlights for the Citizen

On November 15th, VA published its 2011 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). The PAR enables the President, Congress, Veterans Service Organizations, and the public to assess VA's performance on behalf of America's Veterans. The 2011 Highlights for the Citizen, which presents the most important information from the PAR in a condensed, user-friendly format, is now available. View the report page for more information