Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shenseki announces new measures to employ newly discharged veterans and service connected veterans.
New GI bill enrolled 173,000 new veterans in college.
The current budget request by the President for 2012 is 132.2 billion dollars, an increase from 126 billion from the previous year.
Working on getting a reliable count of homeless veterans. VA has hired numerous himeless veterans to act as mentors for other homeless veterans to reverse the homeless proble,. The goal is less than 60,000 homeless veterans by August 2012 and ending veterans homelessness by 2015.
Claims backlog to end by 2015. Goal of no more than 125 days for a claim with an accuracy rate of 98%!
ICARE, integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence, is the current mission of the VA.