Student Veteran data is increasingly sought after for use in a variety of illicit activities.
VALife is a guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance product that launched on Jan. 1, for Veterans age 80 or under with any level of service-connected disability (0-100%).
Visitors seeking assistance from the Public Contact Team are encouraged to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment on VERA. VERA is a self-service portal which allows visitors to schedule, reschedule, and cancel appointments. You will receive email confirmation of your appointment.
Veterans and beneficiaries can continue to interact with the VBA virtually for accessing benefits information online or when filing a disability claim online. You may also obtain more information online at www.va.gov or you may call 800-827-1000 toll-free for assistance.
Veterans can receive compensation for conditions that started or got worse in the line of duty. This includes injuries or disabilities related to MST. If you have questions, a MST outreach coordinator at your nearest regional office can explain more.
On June 6, 2022, the Military Sexual Trauma Operations Center was established as part of the San Juan VARO.
You can contact one of the VA San Juan Regional Office MST Coordinators:
Marilyn Velazquez - Female Primary firstname.lastname@example.org
Judibeth Rivera - Female Alternate Judibeth.Rivera@va.gov
Nicky Rosario - Male Primary email@example.com
Fernando Medina - Male Alternate firstname.lastname@example.org
You may schedule an appointment via: APPOINTMENTS.VBASAJ@VA.GOV or Vets.force.com/VAVERA/s/
The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.
For more information, visit our PACT ACT web page.
Veterans Hotline (VISN 8): 1-877-741-3400
Non-Veteran Hotline: Puerto Rico State Emergency Administration Coronavirus (Telemedicina PR Coronavirus) 787-999-6202
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.