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VA expands virtual services to support Veterans due to COVID-19 pandemic

Veterans continue to receive benefits and services after VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the …


Blue Water Navy Veterans received $140M in retroactive benefits in January, February

Blue Water Navy Veterans and survivors who filed compensation claims in January and February 2020 have so far received over $140 million in retroactive …


VR&E makes a difference one Veteran at a time

On this National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day (March 22), Army Veteran David Norman shares his success story, how his Vocational …


New report shows Veterans helped by transition support plans

A new report commissioned by VA's Benefits Administration (VBA) looks at the needs of transitioning service members and Veterans and finds cooperative …


VA publishes proposed regulations to improve the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

VA will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register March 6 that would improve and standardize VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family …


SecVA: Veterans to see continued improvements in 2020

Veterans will continue to see improvements in VA services, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at “State of the VA” speech Feb. 5 at the National Press …


Borne the Battle #180: Benefits Breakdown: Appeals Modernization Part II

In this Benefits Breakdown, Chairman Mason talks about the third lane of Appeals Modernization. Where the first two lanes allow Veterans to appeal their …


VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam

VA has released an updated DOD list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested or stored by the United States military.


Choice, Control, Clarity: Appeals Modernization

The Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) of 2017 gave Veterans a greater choice in how to disagree with a VA claim decision. Giving Veterans more choice has …


Announcing the Veterans Benefits Banking Program

VA)has partnered with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) to launch the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP). With VBBP, Veterans and …


Your Next VA Home Loan

On Jan. 1, 2020, it became easier for you to use your VA home loan benefit to purchase, refinance, or construct a home with no down payment, regardless of …


DoD answers top 10 questions on expanded commissary, exchange, MWR access

The Defense Department recently announced expanded commissary, military service exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical …