Author Archives: Richard Allen Smith

VBA Twitter Town Hall Series: Disability Compensation

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

Last Thursday, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) continued our monthly Twitter town hall series with an event focused on VA disability compensation exams.

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Keeping in Touch: VBA Conducts Outreach and Collects Feedback

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

Representatives from VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) conduct dozens of outreach activities each year. It’s just one of the many ways VBA stays in contact with the Veterans we serve.

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VBA Twitter Town Hall Series: Voc Rehab

VBA Web Communications; U.S. Army Veteran

Last week, VBA hosted the November edition of our Twitter Town Hall Series. The topic for this session was Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. Check out the review of our event to see if we answered your questions.

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Helping Our Veterans in Sandy’s Aftermath

VBA Web Communications; U.S. Army Veteran

With Hurricane Sandy battering the home Pedro Correa remodeled with his own hands, “the shack we turned into a mansion,” as he calls it, Pedro called his wife to say goodbye.

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VA Guarantees 20 Millionth Home Loan

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

When Elizabeth and Joey were choosing a place to call home for the next chapter of their lives, they didn’t know that they would be the 20 millionth family to receive a home loan guaranteed by VA.

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VBA’s Twitter Town Hall Series: Home Loans and Specially Adapted Housing

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

Last week, VBA held a Twitter Town Hall on Home Loans and Specially Adapted Housing. What would you like to talk about in next months Twitter Town Hall?

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Confronting Mortality in a Post-9/11 World

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

My entire adult existence is defined by 9/11 and the way it has forced me to deal with mortality. And without a doubt I feel more alive each moment of every day.

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eBenefits: Still Expanding to Serve you Better

VA Employee and Army Veteran

Ask any of the 21.8 million Veterans what they want and they will tell you: access to information when and how they want it.

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A Modern Claims Process for a Modern VA

VA Employee and Army Veteran

Let’s face it, Veterans benefits processes haven’t changed much since the 1950s, but the world has changed around it.

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West Virginia Cyclists Ride to DC for Homeless Vets

VA Employee and Army Veteran

Mr. Hill was wondering what he could do for homeless Veterans. That discussion became the inspiration for a 425 mile bike ride that Mr. Hill began on Saturday with seven other riders.

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