Battling the VA

Number 3251
Subject Military
Source Chris Adams
Affiliation McClatchy - Washington Bureau
Year 2008
Summary Adams discusses the approach to covering the Veterans Administration - both as a health system and a disability compensation system. He addresses the challenges of making FOIA requests of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). He outlines the data available from the VA, but also discloses the difficulty in having FOIA requests honored
Tags Veterans Administration; VA; Veterans Benefits Administration; VBA; Comp and Pen Master File; Voard of Veterans Appeals; VACOLS; Veterans Satisfaction Survey; National Survey of Veterans; Vital Signs database; internal VA memos; Monday Morning Reports; National Association of Veterans' Program Administrators; National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs; NAVPA; NASDVA; National Association of State Charities Officials; NASCONET
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Panelists Chris Adams; Kelly Kennedy; Joshua Kors; Keith Summa