Veterans' Benefits

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Shady Record Keeping Not Just in the VA

The nation was recently stunned by the revelation that Department of Veterans Affairs administrators were manipulating dates on records to conceal the unreasonable wait times veterans seeking medical care were forced to...more

Capital Thinking: Health Care

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will dive further into the world of digital health this week, with a hearing focusing on how to best bridge technological advances with regulatory...more

Study Finds San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center is Prime Candidate for P3 Delivery Method

According to a recently released study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership (P3) may be the most effective method to deliver a proposed expansion of the San Francisco Veterans...more

OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Affirmative Action Obligations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) today released its final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding...more

OFCCP Cleans House

As the federal contractor community awaits the final veterans and disability affirmative action regulations, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is keeping itself busy cleaning house....more

OFCCP Submits New Veterans and Disability Regulations to OMB

On July 31st, the long-awaited proposed regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) addressing federal contractors’ affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for both individuals...more

ARB Reconsiders Florida Hospital Ruling

Last week, a divided Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) agreed to reconsider its ruling that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) did not have jurisdiction over a federal...more

Legal Alert: OFCCP Sends Final Disability And Veterans' Rules To OMB

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has sent its final rules amending federal contractors' affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations toward disabled persons and protected veterans to the...more

Release of New Disability and Veterans Regulations Appears Imminent

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has extended the projected date for the release of final rules regarding federal contractors’ affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for individuals...more

Legal Alert: OFCCP Set To Publish Revised Disability And Veterans Regulations

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has indicated that it plans to publish final regulations regarding federal contractors' affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations toward individuals with...more

Wounded Warriors Can Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits, Too

Injured veterans are eligible for expedited Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Any veteran wounded after October 1, 2001, no matter the cause or place of the injury is eligible for these services. ...more

Update: Banks Must Protect Depositors' Social Security and Other Federal Benefits from Garnishments - Treasury Issues Final Rule

The U.S. Treasury and four other federal agencies jointly issued their final rule1requiring depository institutions to protect up to two months’ worth of their depositors’ direct deposits of Social Security and certain other...more

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