June 26, 2017

Expo aims to connect veterans with valuable resources in central Oregon

One of the largest veteran resource events in the state will be held in central Oregon next month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. With over 75 booths featuring state and federal service providers, non-profit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families.
April 21, 2017

VA modernization initiative reduces processing time for Veterans’ claims, saves future taxpayer dollars

VA recently started digitizing older, inactive paper records, which will save taxpayer dollars through reduced, leased office-space that currently houses these records. “This is just one […]
March 20, 2017

VA’s modernization of the claims process continues

Early this year, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) began extracting hundreds of thousands of inactive-claim records from regional offices east of the Mississippi for digital conversion. Inactive-claim […]
February 17, 2017

VA Compensation: Who is eligible?

If you believe the internet, or what the guy sitting across from you at your appointment at the VAMC said—which is what he heard from some […]
February 4, 2017

Finding veteran resources from home

We were all talking around the coffee table these last few days about just how accessible help and assistance is for veterans in our area. What […]
February 1, 2017

Compensation 101: What exactly is VA compensation?

As a social media administrator for VA’s Benefits Administration, I read thousands of comments (yep, all of them) each week from thousands of people scattered across […]
December 27, 2016

How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received […]
December 6, 2016

Vets.gov adds disability compensation claim status feature

There’s a common misperception that VA-and-DoD’s eBenefits web portal is singularly synonymous with “checking your claim.” Although claim status is one of several dozen features on eBenefits, it’s also one whose implementation many Vets felt could be improved.

Enter vets.gov, the VA’ transaction-based website. Yes, you will now be able to track the progress of your disability compensation claim online at Vets.gov.

Let’s back up, though, to address on question: Why?

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November 14, 2016

MyVA311: One number to call to reach VA