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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 …


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.