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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 …


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.