Tag Archives: Benefits

SSVF Changes the Future of a Homeless Vet

By DaVaughn Phillips In a region still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, employment and housing can be difficult to come by for many Veterans. New Orleans has a high incidence of Veteran homelessness compared to other cities of …

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VA, partners provide education benefits for surviving spouses, children of fallen servicemembers

While hundreds of millions of dollars in private scholarships and education benefits exist for families of fallen military service members, many of these families struggle because they do not know these benefits exist. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors also known …

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VA facilities listening to concerns of Veterans and providing service at town hall meetings

Timothy Johnson served this country for 25 years in the Army. As a disabled Veteran he came to the a recent town hall to ask me and congressional aides in attendance about a piece of legislation in which he is …

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VA Insurance Program celebrates 100 years of protecting those who serve

Director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Insurance Center On this day 100 years ago, Congress passed the War Risk Insurance Act that later became the catalyst for what is now known as VA life insurance protection.

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VA Releases New Version of the GI Bill® Comparison Tool as Students Return to School

Last February, I introduced VA’s GI Bill® Comparison Tool as a new resource Veterans and their beneficiaries could use to find information online about the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The public response went beyond our expectations. Since launch the tool has …

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Improving the mental health needs of Servicemembers, Veterans and their families

In remarks to Veterans attending the 96th annual American Legion National Convention today, the president announced executive actions that will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to improve the mental health services they provide to …

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Four ways a VA loan refinance can save existing homeowners money

Businessman focused on military businesses

Veterans looking to refinance their mortgage have options through VA.

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Alaskan Native Americans learn about VA home loan program

Director of the VA Home Loan program

VA conducted outreach to Alaskan Native Americans to share information on home loan benefits.

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VA Secretary McDonald delivers keynote speech during Disabled American Veterans conference

Secretary Robert McDonald delivered his first address to Disabled American Veterans at their annual conference on Aug. 9, 2014. His speech outlined the problems facing Veterans Affairs and the way ahead. He also reported on his recent visit to the …

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In Mobile, Ala., homeless Veterans have a guardian angel

Writer, VHA’s Office of Communications

An “angel” helped Vietnam Veteran Joe Carr come back from homelessness and life troubles.

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