California: Call For Veterans Agency Fixes Is Reversed

Veterans Info Site: veteransinfosite - Veterans Information, Jobs, Military, Help, PTSD, Radio, Video
Skip to MenuSkip to NavigationSkip to Main Content

Veterans information


California: Call For Veterans Agency Fixes Is Reversed

 

By Associated Press

A federal court on Monday reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that any such changes need to be ordered by Congress or the president.

Like Comment Subscribe

A three-judge panel of the same court ordered the V.A. in 2011 to ensure that suicidal veterans are seen immediately, among other changes. It found the department's "unchecked incompetence" in handling the flood of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health claims was unconstitutional. The new decision said courts are powerless to carry out the fixes sought by two veterans groups that sued the department in 2007, saying that hundreds of thousands of veterans had to wait an average of four years to fully receive the mental health benefits owed them.

image showing text Join Us

Help Us Help Them!

Do you have helpful information, resources, services or products for US Military Veterans and their families? You can help us to help US Military Veterans and their families by sharing that information on this website.

Join us now and share your US Military Veterans Information, resources, services and products with others who need it.

This website was created by a male military spouse as a way to help US Military Veterans and their families and this site is ALWAYS FREE to join.

Never Forget Them

image of POW flag

Please, remember our POWs and MIAs.
They still wait. Their families still wait.