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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 …


VetSuccess on Campus program marks 10th anniversary

VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service recently celebrated a decade of the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program, which supports …


Updated VA rating schedule includes Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders, Nutritional Deficiencies

The newest revision to the VA schedule for rating disabilities includes updates to infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies.


The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship helps students cross the finish line

Post-9/11 GI Bill students who are pursuing STEM degrees can apply for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship, which helps extend education benefits.


Four important things to know about Appeals Modernization

The Appeals Modernization Act improves the appeals process for Veterans and their families by giving them choice over how VA reviews their disagreement …


VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

VA is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam.


VA outreach campaign served four Alaska locations with claims clinics and benefits briefings

VBA and VHA outreach went to Alaska from June 6-13, 2019, with claims clinics and benefits briefings in Anchorage, Palmer, Delta Junction, and Fairbanks.


VA home loan: Army SFC William Kopf didn’t expect to make history

On its 75th anniversary, the VA home loan program continues to make a difference for Veterans and military families, and for generations to come.


VA Life Insurance: SGLI and FSGLI premiums decrease

Service members will soon see a few extra dollars in their wallets each month as SGLI and Family SGLI spousal coverage premiums decrease.


VA celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill

On June 22, 2019, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944). The Bill, which was intended to help those …


Borne The Battle #150: Benefits Breakdown – 75th Anniversary of the VA Home Loan Program

In honor of 75th anniversary of the GI Bill, VA’s Loan Guaranty Service team sat down with Borne the Battle on its 150th episode to discuss one of the …


Collaboration and human-centered design are keys to new digital Disability Compensation Claim Tool

VA's disability compensation program gets a 21st century update with latest major IT modernization project, streamlining the claims submission process.