The VA told a veteran he could get an x-ray at a private urgent care facility at their expense. Instead of paying for the bill, the veteran was sent to collections. The incident turned into the "hurt finger from hell."
Leaders at the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs won’t answer questions about what, if anything, they are doing to provide oversight of the four veterans nursing homes owned by the agency during the coronavirus pandemic.
A North Carolina company is charging veterans thousands of dollars for services obtaining disability benefits that veterans could get for free, a WBTV investigation has found. The VA has warned about companies engaging in such practices.
The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million in funding for a state scholarship for children of wartime veterans.The bill was introduced following a series of stories by WBTV.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and a top staffer ignored repeated requests for additional funding for a scholarship that supports children of wartime veterans, new emails provided to WBTV show.
Governor Roy Cooper took steps on Monday to ensure children of wartime veterans--including children whose parents were wounded or killed in combat--received a full room and board allowance as part of a state scholarship.
Children of wartime veterans—including children whose parents have been killed or injured in combat—are scrambling to adjust to major cuts to a promised state-funded scholarship weeks before the semester is set to end.
A local veteran was forced two wait roughly two months to be seen by a specialist paid for by the VA, despite the implementation of a new program meant to speed veteran’s access to outside care when the VA is unable to see them quickly.
A new report released by the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General substantiated claims of whistleblower retaliation by senior leaders within the agency, including officials who led the office charged with protecting whistleblowers.
The top doctor at the Salisbury VA Medical Center is still in his supervisory role, months after a WBTV investigation exposed a recommendation that he be removed from any supervisory position of his mishandling of a sexual assault claim.
A senior VA leader-turned-whistleblower is breaking his silence for the first time to detail the way he says his case has been mishandled, as the VA office responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints is investigated itself by the agency’s internal watchdog.
A senior official with the US Department of Veterans Affairs tried to quickly settle a whistleblower complaint from an employee—who alleged retaliation at the agency’s regional office in Durham, NC—just weeks before he left the agency, an email recently obtained by WBTV shows.
United States Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued a statement following a WBTV investigation into the handling of a sexual harassment complaint made by a female employee at the Salisbury VA Medical Center.
A female employee at the Salisbury VA Medical Center reported being sexually harassed last year but the facility’s senior leadership did not take appropriate action to stop the harassment, according to findings of a VA hearing officer.