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Our Response to COVID-19
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with you during this time of crisis.
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Appointments for Interviews with Benefits Counselors
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not available to serve Veterans at our Regional Office.
However, if you would like to speak with one of our Benefits Counselors, click here
to set up an appointment for a telephone interview.
As always, if you need assistance right away, you can reach the National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.
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
Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
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 the 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 respresentative.
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