Memorial Day Events
Many VA national cemeteries across the country host Memorial Day ceremonies. Find a local event and come out to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's fallen heroes.
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The Fully Developed Claims program ensures our nation's heroes receive the benefits they deserve through quicker and more accurate decisions.
VA is mandating overtime for the compensation claims processors in its 56 regional offices from 5/15-9/30. The additional hours will be used to help eliminate the claims backlog and process high-priority claims.
VA has partnered with Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion as part of the Fully Developed Claim effort, which is a key element of the VA strategic plan to end the claims backlog in 2015.
The 2012 Reportof the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force focuses on improving care and services to Gulf War Veterans. The report is available for review and feedback.
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.
Location: Thunder Alley, North and South Pentagon Parking Lots
Join riders who come from across the nation to honor U.S. Servicemembers who are Prisioners of War and Missing in Action. The VA Benefits Assistance Service will be available in Thunder Alley to provide benefit information and to assist individuals with registering for an eBenefits account.
Expected Participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders
Location: Louisville, KY
Five days of workshops, guest speakers, and Veteran-related informational exhibition booths. The Veterans Benefits Administration will be available to provide benefit information and to assist individuals with registering for an eBenefits account. For more information, see the VFW 114th National Convention website.
Expected Participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, survivors, dependents, and stakeholders