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VA announces Paul Lawrence as new Under Secretary for Benefits

Lawrence is a former Army captain and airborne school graduate, and has served in a number of key positions in the accounting industry, focusing primarily …



New Direct Express Debit Mastercard for VA payments

VA is excited to introduce the Direct Express Debit Mastercard card for Beneficiary Travel and Compensated Work Therapy payments. This prepaid debit card …


VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program now open to all appeals

Now, all Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal can choose to participate in the new decision review process.


VA now offers adoption reimbursement

Veterans with a service-connected disability that results in infertility will now be able to receive reimbursement for adoption expenses as a result of a …


National series of events to increase outreach to Native Americans kick off in Navajo Nation

Upcoming Indian Country VA claims events in Navajo Nation will take place April 10 in Kayenta, Arizona,  May 8 in Tuba City, Arizona, and June 14 in …


New VA appeals status tool provides tracking and transparency for Veterans

Veterans with a compensation appeal can now view their past and current appeals issues, receive alerts for deadlines when action is required and more.


Veterans can now use My HealtheVet credentials to access benefits tools on Vets.gov

Veterans with a My HealtheVet patient portal account can use those credentials to access benefits tools such as checking the status of a claim, an  appeal …


VA launches nationwide outreach campaign in tribal communities

Throughout 2018, VA is launching a nationwide campaign to roll out Veteran disability enrollment claim events collaboratively with 20 tribal communities. 


eBenefits continues to achieve milestones: 7 million registered users

The joint VA/DoD eBenefits web portal provides resources and self-service capabilities to service members, Veterans and their families.


National Resource Directory provides centralized access to information, resources for Veterans

The directory provides information covering a variety of topics, including benefits and compensation, education, homeless assistance, housing and other services.


Air Force Veteran shares how vocational rehabilitation changed his life

Through the vocational rehabilitation process, this Air Force Veteran gained a measure of confidence that he had lacked most of my life.