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VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement

Eliminates Burden on Veterans, Improves Customer Service   WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the annual requirement for most Veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system to report income information beginning in March 2014.  Instead, VA will automatically match income information obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. “Eliminating the
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Oregon WWII Memorial: What Will We Give?

SALEM – Nearly two years after hundreds gathered to witness the groundbreaking of Oregon’s World War II Memorial, construction is now underway to complete it on the grounds of the state capitol. Today, March third, signals the launch of the final crowdfunding campaign by the Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation to ask every Oregonian
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Governor Kitzhaber Orders Flags at Half-staff in Honor of Oregon Soldier John A. Pelham

Flags to be lowered on Monday, February 24, in honor of United States Army Spc. John A. Pelham (Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, February 24, 2014, in honor of Army Specialist John A. Pelham of Portland.  
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VA Announces Rollout of Secure Veteran Health Identification Cards

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the phased roll out of newly designed, more secure Veteran Health Identification Cards. The new cards are distinguished by additional security features and will have a different look and feel. In addition to being more secure, the card has been transformed into a Veterans Health
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VBA Survey Will Strive to Increase Client Satisfaction

As the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) strives to increase client satisfaction, a VOV Continuous Measurement Satisfaction Research Study will commence with the mailing of informational post cards during the second quarter fiscal year 2014.  VBA solicits your support by encouraging our shared clients to provide their feedback. PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY VBA encourages Veterans and beneficiaries to participate
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Counties receive Extended Outreach Grant Program funding

SALEM — The 2013 Oregon Legislative Assembly has provided the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) with $600,000 in funding for the Veterans’ Extended Outreach Grant Program (VEOGP) to support county veteran service offices.  This provision marks the first time money has been allocated for a competitive grant to increase outreach to veterans. The goals
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March 28-29 // 2014 Oregon Women Veterans Conference

March 28-29th 2014 Oregon Women Veterans Conference  //  This is My Journey The Eugene Hilton & Conference Center  //  66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401 Registration is now open.  Conference attendance and lunch is FREE.  Open to all women who served in the military.  Seats are limited. As a woman who has served in the
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Veterans to Receive 1.5 Percent Cost-of-Living Increase

New Rates for Compensation and Pension Benefits in 2014 WASHINGTON – Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014. “We’re pleased there will be another cost-of-living increase for Veterans, their families
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Gov. Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of President John F. Kennedy

President Obama directed  flags be lowered to half-staff on Nov. 22, 2013 (Salem, OR) — Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 22, in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy. The Presidential proclamation is posted here: www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/proclamations .

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Fall 2013 EVets News

Check out the latest EVets News Fall 2013 Issue

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