Veterans

High-paying Engineering Jobs

Engineer holding a folder performing a hardware checkup.

The U.S. produces some of the best engineering talent in the world, and engineers trained in in-demand fields can command some of the highest salaries among college graduates. Though a bachelor of science degree is the standard engineering qualification, for certain positions some employers will require a master’s degree or, occasionally, a do... more

VA Secretary Calls for More Research into Traumatic Brain Injury

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Representatives from the public and private sectors and nonprofits convened for a two-day summit in Washington, D.C., to come up with new ideas for treating people with traumatic brain injuries. The event, which began Monday, was organized by the Veterans Affairs Department, which is hoping to harness the collective expertise from various a... more

VA: Veterans Claims Backlog Dips Below 100K But Won't Hit Zero

Stacks of VA claims.

The Veterans Affairs Department's backlog of disability claims has dropped below 100,000 but it won't ever reach zero because of the way veterans seek care, says the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration. Future claims exceeding the 125 days set for on-time decisions will more than likely be because of veteran's individual choices or ... more

Troops Discharged for Misconduct at Greater Risk of Homelessness

The number of homeless veterans dropped 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, the VA says, an indication that plans to end veteran homelessness by 2015 are on track.

Troops separated from military service because of misconduct are far more likely to become homeless than other veterans, a study released Tuesday has found. Researchers with the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System in Utah found that more than a quarter of veterans who were homeless at their first Veterans Affairs visit had been s... more

2015 VA Disability Compensation Rates

Department of Veterans Affairs

The following tables show the 2015 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2014) Dependents Allowance: In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amount... more

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