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Milwaukee VA Regional Office conducts claims clinic for tribal Veterans

The Milwaukee VA regional office collaborated withVA's Office of Tribal and Government Relations and VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service to assist Veterans …


VA reviewing World War II mustard gas claims

VA is reviewing previously denied claims from World War II Veterans who participated in full-body testing for mustard gas or Lewisite in the 1940’s. The …


Protecting yourself from identity theft

Veterans should never disclose personal information such as social security number, date of birth, etc., to an unknown third party, and they should …


Avoiding VA benefits overpayments

There are any number of life events that can result in an overpayment to the VA, and these can result in changes in the amount of benefits a Veteran …


Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program will be reduced from 45 months …


VA issues new policy to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending

The act helps protect Veterans and service members from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing their home loans, requiring, among other things, …


New VA Under Secretary for Benefits sworn in and ready to serve Veterans

“I am honored and humbled to be able to help serve our nation’s Veterans,” Lawrence said. “We are indebted to them for their sacrifices, and owe …


VA, Ohio State Veteran community host 5K to raise mental health and suicide prevention awareness

This year’s REACH 5K run/walk had approximately 266 participants and raised more than $2,600 for a local health services program.


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.