Keeping up with VA During Sandy

As you probably know, Hurricane Sandy (or Frankenstorm) is barreling across the Atlantic Ocean and heading straight toward the east coast. Like in the case of all extreme weather, some VA operations on the coast may change, depending on your location.

If you live in an area under the threat of storm damage and have pending VA appointments, be sure to contact your VA facility to ask about their operational schedule. Some appointments may be rescheduled or canceled, and some facilities may be closed entirely until it’s safe to resume normal duties.

You can also follow your local facilities on Facebook and Twitter for updates on closures and appointment cancellations.

This is a good time for hurricane preparedness if you haven’t started already. The National Weather Service and FEMA both have helpful tips, along with a collection of additional resources.

If you’re in an affected area, keep tabs on the storm here.

Above all, be safe, and make sure your family does the same.

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Alex Horton


  1. leslie wohlfeld    

    thanks for the valuable information via websites, facebook. my concern is for those that dont have computers or their power is out. is there a way to set the telephone dialer system to call staff and veterans with updates….this will be of great service for us.

  2. John L. Fontaine    

    Will VA disability checks scheduled for direct deposit on the 1st of the month be delayed due to the storm?

    1. Tinah Bouldin for my dad nat Williams    

      Great questions.
      Wondering how VA keeps up with vets and they haven’t even answered two critical basic questions.

    2. Alex Horton    

      Hey John, we haven’t heard anything about disruptions in pay. These alerts are more for operations at medical facilities.

      1. Kathy    

        Hi Alex! Any ideas on where we can find that info re disability direct deposit?

    3. Teresa W    

      I have the same question as John as my bank has no record of a deposit for tomorrow.

      1. letha rice    

        my bother didnt receive his in the mail today

    4. Raymond Lee Carmack    

      Will Disability checks be late this month

  3. letha rice    

    my brother did not receive his va check today this is first time ever happened he always recieves it on the 1st each month .. who can he contact? or does anyone have an answer

    1. Alex Horton    

      Does he use eBenefits? That may help him identify the issue.

  4. Dave    

    Its the 1’st, and I didn’t get my check,has there been a disruption due to the storm, or is there reason for more concern? Who should I contact for clarification?

  5. jessica    

    My disability check is also late, I have not received it yet and can find no information about it.
    Is there a way to find out where your check is?

    1. Alex Horton    

      The storm shouldn’t have affected payments. Check this out for more.

  6. Brenda Haley    

    Are the VA comp checks going to be late because of storm sandy?

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