Tag: denis mcdonough

Marco Rubio Wants VA to Provide Timely, Accurate Decisions for Veterans’ Claims and Appeals

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough highlighting the concerns he has heard from Florida’s veterans to ensure that the Board of...

Marco Rubio: VA Needs to Do More to Help Veterans Impacted by Burn Pits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it will add “nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter” but...

Marco Rubio Wants to Know About Caregiver Stipend Denials, Delays From the VA

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to provide an explanation for blanket and vague denials of applicants and legacy participants from the department’s...

Florida’s Senators Want a VA Hospital Built in the Panhandle

Currently, veterans living in Northwestern Florida have to drive more than 100 miles to receive inpatient care at the VA Gulf Coast Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi or be sent to local community hospitals as availability and funds permit.

Lois Frankel Urges VA to Expedite New Benefits for Vietnam Veterans Impacted by Agent...

Other signers include U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and Darren Soto, D-Fla.

Al Lawson Calls on VA to Increase Home Improvement and Structural Alterations for Disabled...

Lawson urged “that HISA grant maximums be increased to $10,000 for veterans with service-connected disabilities and $5,000 for veterans with non-service-connected disabilities.” That would be an increase from the current levels as veterans disabled in the line of service are eligible for a maximum of $6,800 while those disabled outside of service-related activities are elegible for a maximum of $2,000.

Rick Scott Writes Denis McDonough, Highlighting Priorities for the VA

"As governor of Florida, I directed significant resources to make certain that my state, which is proudly home to more than 1.5 million veterans, is the most veteran-friendly in the nation. Now, as Florida’s U.S. senator, I remain dedicated to ensuring our veterans have every resource they need to live their dreams after faithfully serving our nation."