News from the Department of Veterans Affairs - Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
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News from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Releases

VA guarantees more than 1 million home loans in record year (10/28/2020)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it achieved a record year in its home loan program, by guaranteeing more than 1.2 million home loans in fiscal year 2020, totaling more than $363 billion, to help Veterans afford homeownership.

VA launches new electronic health record system in Pacific Northwest in mission to modernize care for Veterans (10/27/2020)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began using its new electronic health record (EHR) system Oct. 24 at select VA facilities in the Pacific Northwest and Las Vegas, marking the beginning of a transformation in how VA delivers care to Veterans.

VA reaches milestone, completing nearly half of Blue Water Navy disability claims received since beginning of year (10/26/2020)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, it has decided more than 34,000 Blue Water Navy disability claims, under the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, effective Jan. 1, - which extends the presumption of exposure to herbicides such as Agent Orange to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

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