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Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical Center

A team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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Experts: N. Texas Not Prepared To Help Influx Of Military Vets

Shortly 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.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

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Gov’t Shut Down Leaves Those In Federal Benefit Fight Waiting

Nearly 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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/01/2013

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North Texas VA Built Up Massive Health Consultation Backlog

The CBS 11 I-Team has learned about an internal memo that shows the North Texas Veterans Affairs built up a backlog of more than 36,000 health consultations.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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Texas Iraq War Vet Faces Eviction As Disability Claim Lags

A McKinney military veteran has waited nearly a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs to act on her disability claim while facing eviction notices from the landlord of her McKinney apartment complex.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

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VA: Navy Gunman Didn’t Reveal Homicidal Thoughts

The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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Oversight Committee Had Problems Getting VA Hospital Answers

Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

The Dallas VA Medical Center. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Congresswoman Calls For Change At Local VA Hospitals

A Dallas congresswoman is speaking out about care at Veterans Affairs hospitals — saying the VA is jeopardizing the quality of care for vets, to protect its own administration.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Burial Set In Dallas For 4 Unclaimed Veterans

Four homeless or indigent veterans with no relatives to claim them are being buried with full military honors Wednesday in Dallas.

03/13/2013

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National VA Chief Concerned By Problems Uncovered At Local Hospitals

The man charged with figuring out how to better serve the nation’s 23 Million veterans said he is concerned about problems CBS11 uncovered in the North Texas system.

11/12/2012

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Veterans Resource Center Opens In Dallas

North Texas military veterans who may be down on their luck have a new helpline. It’s the Veterans Resource Center, just south of the VA Hospital in Dallas’ East Oak Cliff area.

CBS 11–09/13/2012

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State Senate To Evaluate Services For War Veterans

How Texas veterans apply for benefits and the quality of mental health care they receive will be under the microscope in the state Senate.

07/16/2012

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