Borne the Battle COVID Update #6: Under Secretary Paul R. Lawrence, Veteran Benefits Administration


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Under Secretary Paul Lawrence shares how the Veterans Benefits Administration is working hard to stay connected with Veterans during the pandemic. From the GI Bill to the Cares Act, VBA has made changes to help Veterans adjust moving forward during this pandemic.

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The administration has always been focused on how they can get the best and fastest service to Veterans . This is even more so during this time. Lawrence is himself an Army Veteran. He said VBA has also been looking back at what they and others have done so they can continue to improve their process to help Veterans.

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Veterans can find out information about VBA’s response to COVID-19 at https://benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/news.asp#coronavirus. The site includes the schedule for tele-townhalls. During these meetings, Veterans can learn information on VBA’s COVID-19 response, Solid Start, Blue Water Navy and Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP).

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While many places are closed during this time, Lawrence reminds listeners that the VBA is open! Veterans may not be able to access them physically, but there are still ways to access the VBA such as by phone or online.

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Michelle Cannon is a podcast intern with the VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team. She is a graduate student at Liberty University studying Professional Writing.

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Comments

  1. Bob    

    COVID-19 IS A LIE AND A FRAUD!!! DID YOU DISMISS YOUR OATH TO UP HOLD THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE? WHEN THE JAPANESE BOMBED PEARL HARBOR DID WE AS A NATION FOLD? IF WE HAD WORLD WAR TWO WOULD HAVE ENDED AT PEARL HARBOR!

  2. Robert Selby    

    I have a story that impacts all veterans health care, and I’m writing to see if it’s a story that would be of interest for you and your audience. Thanks
    Robert Selby

  3. Ben Doogood    

    When will VSOs Congress the Media answer the question. WHAT OFFICE AT VA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING THEIR JOB AND HANDING OVER THE INFO TO TREASURY TO PAY THE STIMULUS. WHAT OFFICE AT TREASURY DID THEY GIVE IT TO. WHAT DAY DID THEY GIVE IT. WHAT NAMES DID THEY GIVE TREASRY. WHAT DAY WILL WE GET PAID. WHY IS THE VA PRETENDING NOTHING IS WRONG. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET PAID. WHAT DID THE VA DO, WHAT OFFICE AT THE VA IS RESPONSIBLE. WHEN WILL WE GET PAID. WHEN WILL WE GET ANSWERS. WHEN DO WE GET TOLD, WHY DO WE HAVE TO ASK FOR THIS INFORMATION. WHAT IS WRONG WITH DOING THIS JOB 2 MONTHS AGO. WHY ARE VETERANS STILL WAITING FOR HELP.

  4. Ben Doogood    

    What is the name of the person responsible, office name, phone number, email, physical address, city, state of the VA public servants responsible for siting in their chair, using a computer, geting the info required to pay us our stimulus and phyiscally handing it to the Treasury. Why is the no update. Why are we waiting, Why must we ask for these details. Who at the VA is responsible for giving the info to Treasury. What have the done so far? Whose names did they give the tresury and what date did they hand it over. What is the address, name, phone, email of who at treasury they gave the information to? Why must we ask these questions. Why are we waiting for months on end with zero information. How many veterans were paid so far. how many veterans are waiting to get paid. When are the veterans who got paid paid? When are the veterans who didnt get paid going to get paid. What is the date we will get paid? When will the VA stop hiding under the desk and tell us all this information. What is the big secret of what date who got paid, and what date we will get paid. What is so hard about paying disabled veterans? When is the VA going to stop hiding and tell us the date we will get paid.

  5. HUGO ZAGAROLO    

    HOW CAN I GET THE CORRUPT BUREAUCRACY TO START PROVIDING THE CARE THAT ADVERTIZE????

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