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Who we are: VBA employee Heather Osborne continues to serve to improve the quality of life for her fellow Veterans

Heather Osborne is the Veterans Benefits Administration’s lead contracting analyst in the Benefits Assistance Service, where she manages contracts that …


Army Veteran is 2017’s top military Veteran rookie truck driver

Using the GI Bill for on-the-job-training has helped thousands of Veterans in the trucking industry, and Transition Trucking has helped to create more …


VA launches program to resolve compensation appeals sooner

On Nov. 1, VA launched the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program with the goal of providing eligible Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their …


VA Decision Ready Claims Program expands to include more types of claims

The latest enhancements to the Decision Ready Claims program will expand the pool of Veterans, surviving spouses and service members eligible to …


Native American Veterans find a pathway from homelessness with HUD-VA program

After her military service, Alvina White Bull struggled to maintain civilian employment, which led to problems with drugs and alcohol. As she tried to deal …


Who we are: Robert Sanders wants Veterans to have the info he didn’t have

VA wants service members to know that they are not alone in transitioning from the service, and learning about VA benefits doesn’t have to be at the end …


Accessing VA care and services online has never been easier

VA has made improvements to its digital tools that make it easier than ever before to access VA care and services online.


Financial literacy resources available for Veterans and Servicemembers

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created to develop a national financial education web site and a national strategy on financial education.


VA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warn against home loan refinancing offers that sound too good to be true

If you have a VA home loan, then there is a good chance that you have already come into contact with unsolicited offers to refinance your mortgage that …


VA launches program aimed at providing Veterans more options in claims disagreements

RAMP will provide expanded opportunities for Veterans to enter the new, more efficient claims review process outlined in the Veterans Appeals Improvement …


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.