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VA Benefits Bulletin

July 2019


Managing VBA Performance and Results: Q3

You’re invited to join Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., for his next live update on Thursday, July 25th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Dr. Lawrence will provide an update about the Veterans Benefits Administration's performance to include its accomplishments and challenges for the third quarter of Fiscal year 2019. Click on the button to register today!

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Blue Water Navy Veterans Granted Agent Orange presumption

Did you serve on a U.S. Navy or Coast Guard vessel near the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975? Many Blue Water Navy Veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for Agent Orange exposure. Find out if you can get disability compensation and other benefits for illnesses caused by Agent Orange.

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Home loan program featured on VA’s podcast

Two Veterans who work on VBA’s Loan Guaranty team joined VA’s Borne the Battle podcast to discuss one of our most popular benefits- the VA home loan. Listen to learn how the program has helped shape communities and what advantages Veteran borrowers have over traditional mortgage borrowers.

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Check out VA’s Life Insurance programs

VA life insurance can offer financial security and support for Veterans and service members as well as their spouses and dependent children. Click below to see which program best fits your needs.

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Join us at VA’s Economic Investment Initiative event

VA will be in Olympia, Washington, from August 6th to 8th for an event that will feature a benefits and job fair, claims clinic, town hall, health services, and workshops and presentations. For more information and to register, click on the button below.

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Stay up to date on Veteran employment information

Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update or view the latest Veteran unemployment numbers.

VA Benefits Bulletin

June 2019

We honor the men and women of D-Day

“…we will accept nothing less than full victory.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago, Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. We honor the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom, and we honor the sacrifices made by Veterans who lived to tell their stories.


Appeals office unveils new way to opt into modern appeals process

“Tired of waiting” is a phrase we often hear associated with the old, legacy appeals process. But since the implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act, Veterans who disagree with VA’s decisions on their compensation claims have a quicker way to receive a second look--and there’s now two new ways to move an appeal out of the old process and into the new process.

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Benefits and resources from other federal agencies

We (it's in our name) administer VA's federal benefits. But what other non-VA federal benefits are out there? This list will link you to other Federal agencies that offer benefit programs and resources for Service members, Veterans, and their families.

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VBA Celebrates Pride Month

We are dedicated to serving all eligible service members, Veterans and their families. We also recognize the existing diversity within this population, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. We are committed to providing outreach to diverse service member and Veteran populations and has provided guidance on how under current Federal law VA may recognize marriage.

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What's your GI Bill story?

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the original GI Bill. This landmark legislation created VA education, home and business loan programs, and greatly expanded medical care for Veterans. We want you to share your personal GI Bill story!

Submit your one-minute video below or use #mygibillstory when posting on your own social media accounts.

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Stay up to date on Veteran employment information

Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update or view the latest Veteran unemployment numbers.

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