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VA’s modernization of the claims process continues

The initiative will help reduce processing time for thousands of new claims associated with inactive records.


VA hits milestone with Electronic Claims Processing Program

In February, VA's Veterans Benefits Management System completed a key milestone, electronically processing its 5-millionth claim.


SVA, Clearinghouse release Post-9/11 GI Bill NVEST results

In a research project called the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST), Student Veterans of America (SVA) identified the many ways student …


ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Chat on education and employment

On Feb. 15, VA partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for a Facebook chat to answer these questions and more, helping Veterans navigate their …


VA Compensation: Who is eligible?

In FY15, VA paid more money to compensate more Veterans—with more claimed medical conditions rated at higher average percentages—than ever before.


GI Bill Comparison Tool breaking records, helping Veterans

“Imagine a government IT project that was built from scratch using internal digital services staff, has never been down and has been widely praised. …


Compensation 101: What exactly is VA compensation?

VA disability compensation is a tax-free, monthly payment to eligible Veterans for the injuries and medical conditions they …


WWII Veteran reflects on G.I. Bill benefits, offers advice to today’s Veterans

“Use your G.I. Bill to its maximum! Do not waste this precious program,” WWII Veteran Thomas Glessner says.


New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for …


Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 2

The National Gulf War Resource Center, an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits …


Economic opportunity pilot connects Veterans to resources

VA recently completed the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative pilot program. The program’s goal was to test various initiatives, at the community …


How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

If you’ve reviewed the claim decision and still think VA is wrong, you should provide additional evidence to support your condition(s) with your Notice …