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VA issues new policy to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending

The act helps protect Veterans and service members from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing their home loans, requiring, among other things, …


New VA Under Secretary for Benefits sworn in and ready to serve Veterans

“I am honored and humbled to be able to help serve our nation’s Veterans,” Lawrence said. “We are indebted to them for their sacrifices, and owe …


VA, Ohio State Veteran community host 5K to raise mental health and suicide prevention awareness

This year’s REACH 5K run/walk had approximately 266 participants and raised more than $2,600 for a local health services program.


VA announces Paul Lawrence as new Under Secretary for Benefits

Lawrence is a former Army captain and airborne school graduate, and has served in a number of key positions in the accounting industry, focusing primarily …



New Direct Express Debit Mastercard for VA payments

VA is excited to introduce the Direct Express Debit Mastercard card for Beneficiary Travel and Compensated Work Therapy payments. This prepaid debit card …


VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program now open to all appeals

Now, all Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal can choose to participate in the new decision review process.


VA now offers adoption reimbursement

Veterans with a service-connected disability that results in infertility will now be able to receive reimbursement for adoption expenses as a result of a …


National series of events to increase outreach to Native Americans kick off in Navajo Nation

Upcoming Indian Country VA claims events in Navajo Nation will take place April 10 in Kayenta, Arizona,  May 8 in Tuba City, Arizona, and June 14 in …


New VA appeals status tool provides tracking and transparency for Veterans

Veterans with a compensation appeal can now view their past and current appeals issues, receive alerts for deadlines when action is required and more.


Veterans can now use My HealtheVet credentials to access benefits tools on Vets.gov

Veterans with a My HealtheVet patient portal account can use those credentials to access benefits tools such as checking the status of a claim, an  appeal …


VA launches nationwide outreach campaign in tribal communities

Throughout 2018, VA is launching a nationwide campaign to roll out Veteran disability enrollment claim events collaboratively with 20 tribal communities.