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28 Charged In North Texas Workers' Compensation Fraud CaseMore than two dozen people face charges in a $9.5 million workers' compensation bogus billing investigation in North Texas.
Free Legal Help For Veterans In Dallas This MonthThe Combat Related Special Compensation clinic is only conducted once a year in Dallas.
Whistleblowers: Veterans Affairs Inspector General A 'Joke'The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a national group said Tuesday.
Hopes Of Raising Awareness During Nat'l Suicide Prevention WeekThis is National Suicide Prevention Week and experts say the goal is to raise awareness about the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For VeteransIn an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
Review: Veterans Affairs A Struggling Agency Beset With Ills A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans.
Texas Medical Group Starts Veterans' Care Registry The Texas Medical Association says it's stepping up to help veterans facing treatment delays from an overtaxed federal Veterans Affairs health care system.
Veterans Neglected By Guardians Paid To Protect Their MoneyThe VA System in crisis, facing a backlog of thousands of veterans in need of health care. Now, new details are being uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team about another issue of systematic neglect -- this time affecting the bank accounts of aging veterans.
Dallas VA Medical Center Wait Times Among Highest In The U.S.How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you're a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that's 12 times longer than private citizens. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.
VA Whistleblower Says Officials Tried To Silence HimA Department of Veterans Affairs employee in San Antonio who reported fraudulent scheduling practices says officials tried to stop him from speaking publicly and blamed problems on low-level scheduling clerks.
Experts: N. Texas Not Prepared To Help Influx Of Military VetsShortly after U.S. Army Scout Steve Blackman retired from the service, he says he slipped into depression. After seven years in the military, Blackman has PTSD. Then Blackman says it took the Veterans Administration (VA) more than two years to pay him full disability benefits.
Gov't Shut Down Leaves Those In Federal Benefit Fight WaitingNearly 24 hours into the government shut down some North Texans told CBS 11 it's not anger they feel, it's hurt. Now those who have been fighting for more benefits, in some cases for years, are stuck waiting again.
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