On June 3, 2021, Medical Disability Examination vendors surpassed the total number of compensation and pension examinations completed during Fiscal Year 2020.
Pension poaching is a financial scam that targets Veterans, survivors and family members who may be eligible for these benefits.
Effective May 3, 2021 the New York Regional Office will be opened to the public on a limited basis during the following hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for benefits inquiries, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for Veterans Readiness and Employment inquiries. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.
Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov.Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) at https://iris.custhelp.va.gov or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.
The New York Regional Office will host a virtual town hall and claims clinic on Monday July 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Veterans and family members will hear from senior leadership and be able to ask questions and raise issues. Claimants who would like information regarding pending claims or help with filing claims will be provided contact information for Regional Office employees who can assist them. If you want to join us today at the virtual town hall, please clinic on the title of this announcement to be taken to the WebEx meeting.
Are you an Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran?
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.
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