Author Archives: Samantha O'Neil

Earn While You Learn: VA’s Work-Study Program

Communications specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

VA’s work study program gives student-Veterans the opportunity for hands-on work experience and a monthly part-time income while they are going back to school as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill or other VA education benefit program.

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Spring is Home Buying Season

Communications specialist with the Veterans Benefits Administration

It’s finally spring – a time for spring cleaning, dusting off those softball cleats and for some, looking for a new place to call home.

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ACE Eliminates Need for Some In-Person Disability Exams

Communications specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

We recently launched a new initiative called Acceptable Clinical Evidence, which helps expedite claims by eliminating steps in the disability claims process.

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VA Decreasing GI Bill Processing Time with New Automation Tools

Communications specialist with the Veterans Benefits Administration

Roger W. Baker, the Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology testified today before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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VA Disability Compensation Increases in 2013

Communications specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

Last month, the more than four million Veterans and survivors who receive compensation benefits from VA saw an increase of 1.7 percent in their total monthly payment.

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Keeping Up With Your Benefits After Hurricane Sandy

Communications specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

VBA has links and resources for Veterans affected by hurricane Sandy.

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Are You Using eBenefits Yet?

Communications specialist; Veterans Benefits Administration

There are now two million Veterans and service members using the online tool eBenefits to access information about their military and Veteran benefits. This month, we launched even more features.

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