The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance; and provides burial and memorial benefits to eligible veterans and family members at 135 national cemeteries.
This week on "The Takeout," CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett speaks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who says he is focusing on veteran suicide prevention. CBS News - Published
High rates of homelessness, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and a military culture that can be resistant to seeking help are all aggravating factors for veterans. NYTimes.com - Published