VA Benefits Progress and Results Webcast
Join the Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., in a live webcast on January at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Important Note for Veterans and VA Employees
VA is not affected by the partial government shutdown. We are fully funded for fiscal year 2019.
In December 2018, the unemployment rate for all Veterans was 3.2 percent. The national unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.
Online registrations for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) are being accepted between January 7 - April 15. The 39th NVWG are in Louisville, KY on July 11 – 16.
U.S. Navy Veteran William "Bill" Flores won the inaugural Veterans Chess Tournament hosted by the Salisbury VA Chess Club. Evidence shows chess helps players with cognition and mental health.
A cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase, averaging 2.8%, goes into effect for your VA Disability Compensation payment on Monday, 12/31.
Interested in volunteering to help Veterans? VA has over 75,000 volunteers, who've given over 12 million volunteer hours.
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.