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VA suspends debt collection for Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes

VA’s Debt Management Center has suspended collections on debts for those located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declared disaster areas …


VA to redesign benefits program for service members leaving the military

VA plans to redesign the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program to enable service members to receive disability benefit decisions the day after their discharge.


Who we are: For Katie Graham, VA is more than just a job

Katie Graham works with systems developers and mortgage services in central office’s Loan Guarantee Service to assist Veterans in the community.


Who we are: Erin Byrum works to keep lenders accountable to Veterans

Erin Byrum is particularly dedicated to aligning her skills to “help Veterans obtain, retain, and adapt housing,” especially those who are disabled or …


Houston team connects with Veterans to deliver VA benefits despite hurricane

During and after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, VBA team members deployed to evacuation shelters in the city and elsewhere. Why? To help connect Veterans …


Are you eligible for more VA benefits? New web matrix explains primary, derivative benefits

To ease the understanding between a primary benefit and its derivative benefits, the Veterans Benefits Administration built a web-based …


What you need know about VA benefits in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Check out this summary of information and resources available to Veterans who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.


VA updates rating criteria for dental disabilities

For the first time since 1945, VA is updating the entire rating schedule to more accurately reflect modern medicine.


Decision Ready Claims speeds up disability claims processing with help from VSOs

Veterans who submit their claim under DRC with accredited Veterans service organizations can expect to receive a decision within 30 days from the time VA …


VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days

VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims initiative, a disability claims submission option with accredited Veterans service organizations that promises to …


What you need know about VA benefits in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration has developed mechanisms to help Veterans impacted by Hurricane Harvey receive their benefit payments if their …


ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live event – Learn how to explore VA benefits

When visiting Explore.VA.gov, Veterans can start by clicking the “Get Started” button on the homepage to use the VA Benefits Navigator. After a short …