January 22, 2022

U.S. Veterans

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Veterans Day Q&A with Secretary McDonough

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VA Secretary Denis McDonough answers many questions from Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors during this Veterans Day Q&A. Hundreds more questions are answered by VA on RallyPoint at: https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/what-would-you-ask-the-secretary-of-veterans-affairs

Secretary McDonough speaks to: #Inflation #MentalHealth #Caregivers #COVID #BurnPits #LGBTQ #Dental #GIBill #Marijuana and much more.

Video Chapters:

00:00 Introduction

01:27 What does Veterans Day mean to you?
04:53 Wait Times / Mental Health Services
08:42 Caregiver Support and Resources
13:41 COVID-19 Vaccine Required for VA care?

16:19 Burn Pits and Delays to Establish Presumptive Conditions
22:03 Will VA cover Sex Reassignment Surgeries?

28:04 Why does the VA make it so difficult to refile a disability claim?

30:52 Will the VA take inflation into consideration for the cost of living adjustments?

33:19 Will VA expand dental services to more Veterans?

35:36 Will VA end in person requirements for Post-9/11 GI Bill BAH?
37:47 Will VA expand Vet Center eligibility to Veteran families/survivors?
42:55 Why is VA’s data not standardized across all locations?
45:23 Why does it take so long to get reimbursed for community care?

48:38 What is being done to help homeless Veterans?

52:39 Will Veterans ever get medical Marijuana cards from VA?

57:58 What’s your largest obstacle to improving Veteran trust?
1:05:09 Conclusion

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