Eric K. Shinseki

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  • 3 on leave over allegations on Phoenix vet care

    Three executives of the veterans hospital in Phoenix have been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the facility, federal officials announced Thursday.


  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the effects the government shutdown is having on benefits and services to veterans. About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    VA outlines scope of cuts to veterans

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has been able to maintain most operations amid the government shutdown, but Secretary Eric K. Shinseki warned Congress on Wednesday that it will soon have to halt payments to more than 5 million beneficiaries.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Ex-wife not entitled to benefits based on veteran's service

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: My ex-husband served in the Army for two to three years. I was married to him for 11 years. Am I entitled to any VA benefits? I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and was wondering if I am entitled to medical benefits.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    DIBACCO: Solemn promises broken

    This Memorial Day is punctuated by one other scandal in the Obama administration. The inability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability and related claims of our nation's veterans in a timely manner is a shameful situation that may well add not only to anxiety among veterans, but even to the number of deaths of those who served their nation.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Veteran's spouse seeks closest location to renew dependent ID

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: I need to renew my dependent ID and would like to know if there is somewhere near Harrison, Ark., we can go.


  • Eric K. Shinseki (Associated Press)

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki urged to fire top aide

    Two Republican lawmakers have called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to fire his chief of staff for approving two training conferences that led to $762,000 in questionable spending.


  • SGT. SHAFT: 'Assured Victory' painting sales to help blind vets

    I'm interested in purchasing a copy of George Skypeck's "Assured Victory" painting. Are there any prints still left, and how much do they cost?


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