May 14, 2018

VA announces Paul Lawrence as new Under Secretary for Benefits

VA announced that Paul R. Lawrence will assume office Tuesday, May 15 as the department’s new Under Secretary for Benefits. Lawrence is a former Army captain […]
May 14, 2018

VA celebrates Mother’s Day with nationwide baby shower

VA is proud to honor and support Veterans who are welcoming new babies into their families. In partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, 60 VA medical […]
May 14, 2018

VA to expand telehealth by allowing health care providers to treat patients across state lines

VA announced a new federal rule that will allow VA doctors, nurses and other health-care providers to administer care to Veterans using telehealth, or virtual technology, […]
May 14, 2018

VA updates compensation rating criteria, adds women-specific conditions to the schedule

In September 2017, VA began updating the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, the federal regulations used by claims processors to determine the severity of disabilities related […]
May 11, 2018

America’s oldest veteran gives you the secrets to life at 112

Richard Arvin Overton was already 35 years old when he fought at Pearl Harbor. Now, 73 years after the end of World War II and his […]
May 11, 2018

New Direct Express Debit Mastercard for VA payments

Does anyone use paper checks anymore?  Not many do, because they are costly, easy to misplace, and too much paper is bad for the environment. VA […]
May 9, 2018

Join VA and DAV for a Facebook Live virtual tour of a Vet Center May 21

Coming home from deployment can be challenging. That’s why Vet Centers offer free community-based counseling for eligible Veterans, active-duty service members and their families. With more […]
May 9, 2018

VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program now open to all appeals

In November 2017, VA launched the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP). RAMP provides a unique opportunity for Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal to have […]
May 8, 2018

Navy SEAL to receive the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

A Navy SEAL who led a risky assault on a mountain peak to rescue a stranded teammate in Afghanistan in 2002 will receive the Medal of […]