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VBA seeks sources, RFI, for Medical Disability Examinations

VBA has published a SOURCES SOUGHT/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) for a potential MDE. The MDE contract is VA’s mechanism in determining the extent of a …


Military Sexual Trauma coordinators are ready to help

Veterans can receive care for MST even if they are not eligible for other VA care, and no documentation of the MST experience is required.


VA employee empowers her women Veteran peers

VA’s Center for Women Veterans is advancing a cultural transformation throughout VA and aims to serve as a portal for women Veterans. One advocate is …


“Transition Talk” video series: Military to Civilian support during COVID-19

VBA has launched a new video series, Transition Talk, to bring critical information and resources to transitioning service members and Veterans.


CARES Act Extends VA Home Loan Pre-Foreclosure Options

The CARES Act helps Americans economically impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by helping homeowners avoid home foreclosure.


VR&E pilots the Electronic Virtual Assistant (e-VA)

e-VA is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant which allows service members and Veterans to schedule and reschedule VR&E appointments, text …


World War I created millions of conscripted Veterans, improved benefits

World War I marked the fourth time Congress declared war, but became the first time America instituted a draft. The "Great War" also created a new series …


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 …