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Veterans who missed out on economic stimulus checks connected to the coronavirus outbreak have only until tomorrow [May 5] to register dependents with the Internal Revenue Service or miss out on potentially hundreds of dollars until 2021.
Last month, Department of Treasury officials set a May 5 deadline for those veterans to update their eligibility information for the payments, which can total $1,200 per individual and $500 per dependent.
VA officials have issued alerts in recent days to warn veterans they "may need to act by May 5" to ensure their payments.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to participate in drug and plasma trials in an attempt to combat the coronavirus, the agency announced.
The clinical trials and investigations will take place nationwide and are aimed at "finding ways to mitigate or potentially prevent symptoms of the coronavirus," VA said in a news release. "We're in a position to do things that no one else in the world can do to improve the health of our veterans, the nation and the world," VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement.
As Washington begins to draft another stimulus spending bill to combat coronavirus, the Pentagon needs a new plan to articulate its needs to lawmakers. Simply submitting unfunded lists whole cloth comes across as tone deaf and opportunistic. A better plan would be to focus on the health, safety and continuity of all the Pentagon’s workforce: uniformed, civilian and contractor.
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Backed by a record $240 billion budget, the Department of Veterans Affairs has gone on a hiring spree to fill long-vacant spots as it battles coronavirus, pulling from the ranks of the retired and those furloughed or laid off by other healthcare systems.
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U.S. Veterans Magazine
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After the release of a preliminary study of veterans hospitalized with COVID-19 that showed that hydroxychloroquine — an anti-malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump — had no benefit and caused a greater rate of deaths, the groups want answers and are worried that they may have been misled by the agency on its recent purchase of the drug. Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said that the results of the study were "incredibly troubling for a number of reasons" and that the Department of Veterans Affairs needed to provide answers.
Real Clear Politics (commentary)
Ted Alexander writes, "America is losing veterans at a record pace. But a recent decision from Congress and President [Donald] Trump to fund research into the main cause of veteran suicide may soon save lives across the country. In the past several years, tens of thousands of our former service members have ended their own lives, oftentimes with a firearm, the most common method in such cases. With help from Congress, the president’s recent approval of $25 million for research into veteran suicides by firearm takes another major step towards helping veterans."
The Military Health System is working to provide you with health options while you practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus pandemic. TRICARE covers telehealth services to include otherwise-covered mental health services.
Task & Purpose
The Department of Veterans Affairs has notified Congress that it will study the health impact of toxic exposure on service members who served at a contaminated base in Uzbekistan after the 9/11 attacks, a key oversight subcommittee announced. The commitment to study the health effects on service members who served at Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, or "K2," was outlined in a memo from the VA to the national security subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
The Military Wallet
There are hundreds of benefits available to military veterans. From health care to education and training, to housing assistance and more. But sometimes it can be difficult to know which veterans benefits are out there, and which you may be eligible for.
By Anne Rose
Who's in control? Not you. And certainly not me. Yet most of us seek to control every aspect of our lives: where we live, where we work, who we befriend, how we dedicate our free time. That sounds reasonable, right? But nevertheless, that is a full-time job. If all that isn't enough, we also seek to control the uncontrollable outside ourselves. You should realize that there are many uncontrollable aspects to life. And that fact has shaken and frightened many people who thrive on order, not chaos, in the mistaken notion that they can control the variables of life. Here are some suggestions to keep you focused.
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