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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 …


VA pilots program to expand veterinary health benefits for mental health mobility service dogs

Under an innovative pilot program, up to 100 Veterans with mobility impairments secondary to a mental health condition who require and use a service or …


Family honors WWII-Korea Veteran with VA marker in North Carolina

Honoring a Navy Veteran with a VA memorial marker has meant a lot to this family, and they can't thank VA enough.


Vets.gov adds disability compensation claim status feature

You're now able to track the progress of your disability compensation claim online at Vets.gov.



Transition Assistance Program improvements ease path from Servicemember to Veteran

The Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 brought about major changes to help transitioning Servicemembers acquire the training and …


Vets.gov adds GI Bill benefits application feature

Veterans and Servicemembers are now able to apply for their GI Bill benefits online at Vets.gov.


How to successfully file a VA compensation claim

By providing a more complete picture of your situation to the rating team when you file your VA compensation claim application, you not only make it easier …