Weekly Veteran News Roundup, 28 September – 02 October 2020

Start your weekend by getting caught up on the week’s news regarding Veterans compiled from this week’s social media posts and news alerts.

02 October 2020

Study: Different emotions may drive male, female Veterans to attempt suicide (VAntage Point)

Veterans unemployment flat for September as national rate declines (Military Times)

Tester, Takano Raise Concerns Over Last Minute Dash to Roll Out VA Caregivers Program (U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs)

Sexual, gender minorities much likelier to be crime victims, Fox 40 News

Union officials praise plans for investigation into accusations of racism at Veterans Affairs (Military Times)

The Veterans Affairs Digital GI Bill IT Modernization Initiative (Clearance Jobs)

01 October 2020

Veteran Creates a Community of Support with Video Games (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

Caregivers of older veterans can apply for financial assistance from VA starting today (Military Times)

Paralyzed Veterans of America Issues Statement on Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Family Caregivers Program (PR News Wire)

Without clear standards, veterans are in the dark on community care wait times (Federal News Network)

White Ribbon VA highlights domestic violence awareness (VAntage Point)

ALERT: Caregiver Expansion Now in Effect for Korean & Vietnam War Era Veterans (DAV YouTube Channel)

Veterans Affairs to be investigated after allegations from staff of widespread racism (Connecting Vets)

30 September 2020

Q/A from the Women Veteran Series chat events (VAntage Point)

Here’s What’s in the $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Proposal for Veterans and the Military (Military.com)

Military dependent, retiree ID expiration date extended until 2021 (Connecting Vets)

29 September 2020

More than half of post-9/11 veterans surveyed say mental health worse during pandemic (Cleveland 19 News)

Study Edge announces free access for Veterans through December 31, 2020 (VAntage Blog)

VA failed to set a wait-time goal for its new community care program, GAO says (Stars & Stripes)

How pregnant Veterans can navigate COVID-19 (VAntage Point)

David Shulkin: VA needs to secure relief for burn pit veterans (Fox News)

28 September 2020