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New VA tool helps verify Veterans’ mental health claims

Veterans’ mental health claims can be verified faster and easier by VA employees thanks to a new tool, Official Military Activities Report (OMAR), that …


Latest revision to VA’s rating schedule includes the hematologic and lymphatic systems

Effective December 9, 2018, there is a new rating schedule for the hematologic and lymphatic systems, which addresses conditions related to the blood.


Post 9/11 GI Bill update information for students and schools

"Resetting the implementation" will ensure that students will receive their housing payments, and that schools will receive tuition and fee payments in a …


VA employees help homeless Veterans at Corpus Christi Stand Down

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Stand Down, took place on November 2, 2018, in downtown Corpus Christi, and for the third year in a row …


VA reports progress one year since start of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program

In just a year, over 57,000 Veterans have participated in RAMP and over $106 million in retroactive awards have been paid within an average of 114.5 …


VA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development building bridges to economic empowerment and well-being

VA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development (TED) assists with Veteran economic well-being, like education, employment, housing, health and more.


Boots & Badges: Laredo Vet Center takes part in care package drive for deployed service members

  LAREDO, Texas — The Laredo Vet Center hosted a drive thru and drop off event on Friday, October 26, 2018. The Vet Center took part in the Boots …


VA achieves major milestone in effort to modernize claims processing

More than 7.8 million paper files have been removed from 60 VA locations in less than 22 months. This improves VA’s claims process and provides Veterans …


Finance 101: Making the most of your VA benefits

Take charge of ensuring your financial freedom. You can find a wealth of information on investing, managing your benefits, and additional benefits that may …


Veterans, your dreams of entrepreneurship can become your reality

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program is working with SBA’s Office of Veterans Business …


President Trump approves appointment of four additional judges to VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals

The Board will be better staffed to decide appeals in a more timely manner. In fiscal year 2018, the Board issued a historic 85,288 decisions.


VA’s under secretary for benefits to hold live stakeholder webcast

Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., to provide a state of VBA address along with his Top 3 priorities to improve the delivery of …