Veteran’s Affairs

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 Veterans Affairs Office Lost Nearly 14,000 Benefits Claims Since 1990The Oakland office of Veterans Affairs improperly filed and then lost about 14,000 unprocessed veterans benefit claims, some dating back to the 1990s, a federal government investigation found.
Over 100 Homeless San Francisco Vets Find New Home In Renovated Financial District BuildingJust in time for Veteran's Day, San Francisco is celebrating the renovation of a Financial District building that will house more than 100 homeless veterans.
Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin's Success Post Military LifeElite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.
Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans' Benefits ClaimsAssemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.
San Francisco VA Lab Faces Sanctions For Researcher's DeathThe death of a laboratory worker at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center last April prompted federal safety officials on Wednesday to announce the issuance of a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions at the lab.
San Francisco VA Lab Shuts Down Following Researcher's DeathA laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with.
Rare Bacteria Appears To Have Killed SF ResearcherHealth officials are trying to determine how a rare strain of bacteria infected and apparently led to the death of a researcher at a Veteran’s Affairs infectious diseases lab in San Francisco.
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.