Inside Veteran Benefits
VA is expediting benefit claims that are a year or older. The initiative provides a safety net for submitting evidence, protects the right to appeal the decision, and continues to fast track the most vulnerable Veterans.
The President's FY 2014 Budget Proposal allocates a 10.2% increase for VA. The increase mainly targets spending for health care, eliminating the claims backlog, and Veteran homelessness.
VAntage Point, the official blog for VA, reviewed Veteran unemployment data, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 7.1% unemployment rate for Veterans is below the national average of 7.6%.
Veterans who served on active duty at Camp Lejeune from 1/1/1957 through 12/31/1987 may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water and may be entitled to free VA health care and compensation benefits.
Processing time for education benefits has been cut in half using automated industry-standard technologies for the delivery of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
VBA conducted our January Twitter Town Hall on the subject of compensation examinations. Read more about the exams that are required to complete your claim.
The latest release of eBenefits allows for a fast and easy way to apply online for disability compensation, using interview-style questions similar to tax-preparation software. There are additional site improvements as well.
Looking for a job? Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to help Veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.