VBA and the IRS worked together quickly to ensure that Veterans and their beneficiaries receive their stimulus checks without additional paperwork.
We’d like to invite you to attend Budgeting and Building an Emergency Savings Fund Seminar on April 21.
As of November 23, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration has not approved a COVID-19 Vaccine for use. While VA Manila has already begun planning and taking steps to be ready to receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available, that is still likely several months away. VA Manila will continue to provide regular updates to Veterans via our monthly newsletter over the coming weeks as more information is available. Until a vaccine is available, VA Manila continues to encourage all Veterans to follow the recommendations to protect themselves and their families from the COVID-19 pandemic – wash your hands frequently, maintain physical distance from other people whenever possible, and wear a face mask. Together, we can help to stop the spread of COVID-19.
On March 11, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterans participating in VRRAP can receive education and training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Veterans will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. To learn more about VRRAP and how to apply for the program, Veterans can visit www.va.gov. Veterans can also contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday to speak with a VA education representative.
You may be entitled to a Native allotment selection, if you are an Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran who served between 1964 and 1971, AND have not received a Native allotment, OR are an heir to someone who meets the above criteria. For more information, visit the Bureau of Land Management web site or read their flyer.
Visitor Laptops and Larger Electrical/Electronic Devices Are Now Prohibited into the Mission Facilities including VA Manila. The security personnel is not authorized to store any of these devices while you complete your VA appointment.