September 15, 2017

Are you eligible for more VA benefits? New web matrix explains primary, derivative benefits

At the Veterans Benefits Administration, we often come in contact with people who ask, What are my benefits? What am I eligible for? Or, I receive […]
September 14, 2017

What you need know about VA benefits in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

VA’s VAntage Point blog has the latest information on hurricane impact to VA facilities and services. For those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, click here. For information on […]
September 7, 2017

Decision Ready Claims speeds up disability claims processing with help from VSOs

VA has unveiled our new Decision Ready Claims (DRC) initiative – just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delivering faster claims decisions for Veterans. […]
September 7, 2017

VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for Veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims […]
September 1, 2017

What you need know about VA benefits in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE: For more information about the impact on VA facilities and services, click here. Benefit Payments Significant disruptions in US Postal Service (USPS) are […]
August 29, 2017

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live event – Learn how to explore VA benefits

VA hosted a Facebook Live event August 22 to connect Veterans with benefit information and resources. Members of VA’s digital media team joined three Veterans in […]
July 28, 2017

County searches for new veteran service officer

Grant County is seeking a new veteran service officer. Funding for the position has almost doubled, and the Grant County Court plans to increase the position […]
June 29, 2017

VA apprenticeship program to train, employ Veterans to assist other Veterans in properly filing for VA benefits

Veterans service organizations (VSOs) play a major role as advocates for the Veteran community, and as partners with VA, to ensure this nation’s Veterans receive the […]
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.