Converting to VGLI
Veterans can convert up to $400,000 in coverage under Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI).
The Pittsburgh Regional Office delegates a representative to conduct regularly occurring outreach at local VA Medical Centers in the Pittsburgh area, as described below:
Location: University Drive, Main building, 1st floor (Next to the Patient Advocate, main floor)
When: 1st Wednesday of each month | 8:00am-4:30pm
Target Audience: All Veterans
Location: Aspinwall, (Palliative Care; Building 51 Room 1A117 in the B hall of 1 South)
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month | 8:00am-4:30pm
Target Audience: Hospitalized and Hospice Veterans
Location: Aspinwall, Building 69 (Domiciliary)
When: 4th Wednesday of the month | 8:00am-4:30pm
Target Audience: Homeless Veterans, CWT participants, Domiciliary Residents
9/11/15 | Commemoration begins at noon | Town Hall begins at 1:00PM
Location: VHA Pittsburgh, University Drive Campus, Learning eXchange
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Interim Director Barbara Forsha invites you to attend the 9/11 Commemoration and Veterans Town Hall on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the University Drive campus in the Learning eXchange. The Commemoration begins at noon, with the Town Hall commencing at 1pm.
Representatives from the Pittsburgh VA Regional Office will also be available to address claims-related questions.
Expected Participants: VHA, VBA, Veterans, and Community Stakeholders
We honor Navy and Marine Corps Veteran, Frank Petersen Jr., who was the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps. He died 8/25.
VA reduced the disability claims backlog to 98,535. It represents an 84% reduction from its peak of 611,000 claims in 3/13.
VA is reminding Veterans who have previously been denied for disability compensation claims to reapply. There have been changes in the laws including for military sexual trauma claims.
A reporter has followed up with 51 homeless Veterans in St. Louis, who were chosen last summer for free housing for up to one year, to see how they have done.
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