Latest from VBA

VA celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill

On June 22, 2019, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944). The Bill, which was intended to help those …


Borne The Battle #150: Benefits Breakdown – 75th Anniversary of the VA Home Loan Program

In honor of 75th anniversary of the GI Bill, VA’s Loan Guaranty Service team sat down with Borne the Battle on its 150th episode to discuss one of the …


Collaboration and human-centered design are keys to new digital Disability Compensation Claim Tool

VA's disability compensation program gets a 21st century update with latest major IT modernization project, streamlining the claims submission process.


Appeals Management Office unveils new path to speed up appeals decisions

Veterans stuck in the old, legacy appeals process now have two new paths to transfer their appeals into the AMA Decision Review Process.


Save the date: Honoring Alaskan Veterans

VA is coming to Alaska this June to conduct Benefits and Claims Clinics in Anchorage, Palmer, Delta Junction and Fairbanks. All transitioning service …


VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

VA also modified the “home loan welcome” letter to make sure Veterans know they may qualify for a loan fee waiver, should they later obtain a VA …


National Scheduling Office Makes Vast Leap in Serving Veterans’ Families

The VA National Cemetery Scheduling Office has recently gone through a major change, including a $1 million renovation, which culminated in a rededication …


VET TEC, a high-tech training pilot program, is now taking Veteran applications

VET TEC allows Veterans to receive accelerated training in coding bootcamps and similar programs in information science, computer programming, computer …


VA engages with GI Bill stakeholders in monthly roundtable meeting

VA will email students explaining the housing payment changes. Those who were underpaid will later receive an adjustment; those who were overpaid will not …


Financial fitness, build up your bank account and avoid scams with these tips and resources

Knowing how to secure your financial well being is one of the most important things in life. Financial capability means acting on this knowledge, known as …


Appeals Modernization simplifies complex process allowing Veterans to choose one of three lanes

If you disagree with an initial claim decision you received after Feb. 19, 2019, you can now choose from one of three lanes to have the decision reviewed: …


What’s your GI Bill story?

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill, VA invites Veterans and other GI Bill beneficiaries to share a video telling their personal stories. The …