Veteran Health Care

Transition Assistance Management Program

Pills, syringe, and cough syrup.

The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) offers transitional TRICARE coverage to certain separating active duty members and their eligible family members. TRICARE eligibility under the TAMP is good for up to 180 days. Care is available for a limited time. The following is a summary of the TAMP program: The Four Categories for... more

Senate Legislation Shrinks GI Bill Housing Allowance Over Time

Suburban homes.

Senate lawmakers on Thursday approved an omnibus Veterans Affairs bill they say expands programs without paying for them at the expense of others by reworking the GI Bill housing payment to mirror that received by active-duty members. The nearly 400-page Veterans First Act approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee does not, for example,... more

Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, have introduced the Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act, which provides for the treatment and service-connection presumption of certain disabilities that could be related to exposure to radioactive fallout while serving in the Marshall Islands. These veterans we... more

Benefits for Camp LeJeune Veterans

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water. You may be eligible for VA health benefits if you served on active duty (veterans) or resided (family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953 and... more

Injury Treatment Expanded in California

For years, the main mission for the team behind UCLA's Operation Mend in Los Angeles, Calif. was to heal the visible wounds of the servicemen and women coming home from the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress will also be served under Operation Mend as part of an expand... more

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