Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied BenefitsThe Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits -- even American flags at veterans' funerals.
Oakland Judge Rules Only VA Can Treat Cold War Vets Harmed By Experiments A federal judge in Oakland has ruled that Cold War military veterans who said they were harmed by government-backed chemical and biological experiments are not entitled to medical treatment outside the Department of Veterans Affair medical system.
Jefferson Award Winner Brings Art Therapy To Bay Area VetsAfter 23 years in the Air Force, flying 150 missions over Vietnam and earning 3 distinguished flying crosses, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is turning his talents to a mission on solid ground: creating a unique program for other Bay Area veterans.
Martinez VA Focuses On Finding Permanent Homes For VeteransMany war veterans in the Bay Area who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan have no place to live due to chronic homelessness. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs in Martinez is working to find permanent housing for these vets.
Long Wait For Mental Health Support At Oakland's VA OfficeSince 2007, the VA has experienced a 35 percent increase in the number of veterans receiving mental health services.
Home Away From Home For Relatives Of Palo Alto VA Patients To ExpandFisher House Palo Alto will add a second building to accommodate the growing number of military families who need lodging while their loved ones undergo rehabilitation or surgery at the VA Polytrauma Center, officials announced Wednesday.
Bay Area Veterans Face Readjustment Hurdles As Iraq War EndsAs the nearly nine-year war in Iraq draws to a close, Bay Area veterans who are returning home to rejoin their families and resume their civilian lives may face unexpected challenges.
Rep. Pelosi, Mayor Lee Meet With SF Homeless Vets At Outreach EventDemocratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attended a homeless veterans outreach event in the city Wednesday as part of a nationwide initiative to help raise awareness about the services available to them.