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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 …


ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Life Insurance

VA offers high-quality life insurance programs, but eligibility windows are brief. Veterans need to know the deadlines so they don’t miss out on these …


Women’s Equality: Know the past, appreciate the present, focus on the future

Women's Equality Day is the congress-designated day we commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the work of …


VA marks one year since the signing of historic Appeals Modernization Act

One year ago today, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act) was signed into law.


Forever GI Bill/Colmery Act allows more Reserve service to qualify for education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Reservists called up for active duty will soon qualify for increased Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits if they meet certain requirements.


VA’s Under Secretary for Benefits focuses on Veteran success in first 100 days

In reflecting on his first 100 days, VA's Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., focused on the VBA mission and what it means to Veterans.


Forever GI Bill changes the way VA reimburses for tests, certifications, and licensing exams

Do you need to take as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, a licensing certification, or even a journeyman or other employment-related test? Your GI Bill® can help you …


VA continues update to rating schedule with latest revision on skin conditions

No conditions were removed from the new rating schedule for skin conditions. However, several diagnostic codes assigned to various skin conditions were …


Reservists and National Guard members can transfer their remaining REAP entitlement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The “Forever GI Bill” allows certain members of the National Guard and Reserve to transfer into the Post-9/11 GI Bill after they lost their educational …


Purple Heart recipients short on qualifying service for Post-9/11 GI Bill to receive full education benefits

A provision of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, known as the “Forever GI Bill,” extends education benefits to this group of …


Milwaukee VA Regional Office conducts claims clinic for tribal Veterans

The Milwaukee VA regional office collaborated withVA's Office of Tribal and Government Relations and VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service to assist Veterans …