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How family members and caregivers can help with Veterans’ appeals

Family members and caregivers often assist their Veterans through the claims and appeals processes by providing invaluable evidence and insight.


#DesertStorm30: Veterans using VA services

During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, over 695,000 service members deployed, while 2.2 million were in service during the war. As of 2019, …


One year later, VA has processed more than half of Blue Water Navy claims

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act went into law, supporting Veterans who may be eligible for benefits based on presumption of …


What to expect during a Board of Veterans’ Appeals hearing

If you disagree with the initial decision VA made on your claim and decide to appeal the decision to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board), you have a …


VA grows locations for C&P contract exams for Veterans and service members

On Dec. 31, 2020, VA resumed in-person disability compensation and pension (C&P) medical exams performed by VA contractors. The C&P exams are now available …


Veterans get assistance at Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center in Phoenix

Phoenix VA Regional Office held a Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center event, a unique opportunity for Veterans to get assistance with VA benefits …


Federal tools to help maximize GI Bill® education benefits

Like any military mission, transitioning to civilian life takes research, planning and the right tools. One of the most powerful tools you have is the GI …


Shield your benefits from fraud with direct deposit

The Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP) has made it easier and safer than ever before to receive your benefits electronically and protect yourself …


Solid Start program contacts 70,000 Veterans in first year

Since its launch in December 2019, the VA Solid Start program has reached nearly 70,000 Veterans to help them connect with VA benefits and services – …


VBA completes Colmery Act IT implementation

VBA and the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) successfully completed all necessary Information Technology (IT) updates on Oct. 31 to process …


VBA Celebrates Native American Heritage Day

VBA proudly celebrates Native American Heritage Day. This day was established to honor and recognize the first people of this nation – Native Americans …


VA Debt Management Center to resume sending notification letters in January 2021

The VA Debt Management Center (DMC) is sending a letter this month to Veterans with benefit debts advising that due process notification letters will …