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Veteran finds a path to work and mental health

Navy Veteran John found help for his personal challenges with a VA program that promotes skill building, socialization and development of coping strategies …


Veterans to see virtual hearings at Board of Veterans Appeals in early 2020

Veterans can expect the Board of Veterans Appeals to launch a nationwide availability of virtual hearing technology in 2020. This technology will allow …


Army Veteran uses VR&E to attend NASA Scholars Program

Army Veteran Jason Brown used VA's VR&E to attend NASA's Aerospace Scholars program.


VA, DoD go LIVE on expanded commissary, exchange and MWR access

Earlier today, the DoD and VA held a Facebook LIVE event to discuss implementation of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.


Board of Veterans Appeals honored for military spouse employment

In November, the Board of Veterans Appeals received the 2019 Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award.


New video series teaches Veterans how to file disability claims online

VA is transforming the way Veterans learn about and apply for benefits through a new video tutorial highlighting the digital Disability Compensation …


VR&E supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

VBA's VR&E service held a Facebook Town Hall in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) on October 17. The event highlighted the …


Housing assistance programs get Veterans back on track

HUD-VASH is the Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing—a joint program between HUD and VA that assists Veterans and their families.


October payments delayed for some Veterans

October disability compensation, dependency indemnity compensation (DIC) and pension payments are delayed by two days for more than 27,000 beneficiaries …


VA strengthens Caregiver Support Program

VA has announced improvements to the caregiver support program, expanding the comprehensive assistance to family caregivers. VA is expanding the program …


VA delivers more than 90,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in FY 2019

On Sept 10, VA exceeded its goal, three weeks ahead of schedule, to deliver 90,050 appeals decisions regarding disability benefits and services to Veterans …


Appeals Modernization: Opting in from SOC/SSOC

Veterans who have a legacy appeal pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have an opportunity to opt in to the modernized decision review …