July 10, 2018

Avoiding VA benefits overpayments

Life happens. We are all guilty of procrastinating on paperwork or forgetting to update records. While most of the time there are no consequences, that is […]
July 3, 2018

Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in […]
October 27, 2017

ICYMI: #Grief2Healing Twitter chat explores healing after a suicide loss

On Oct. 25, VA co-hosted a Twitter chat on the process of grieving and healing after the loss of a loved one to suicide. VA’s co-hosts […]
October 2, 2017

VA forms new family, caregiver and survivor advisory committee, names Sen. Elizabeth Dole as chair

VA announced the formation of the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver and Survivor Federal Advisory Committee as part of VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin’s commitment to supporting our […]
September 23, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 24, 2017, as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY’S DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As […]
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.
June 1, 2017

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Life Insurance Benefits

On May 25, VA teamed up with Got Your 6 for a Facebook Live event on VA life insurance benefits. Bill Rausch, executive director at Got […]
May 25, 2017

Taking Care of the Families of Fallen Servicemembers

Each Memorial Day, the United States remembers military servicemembers who lost their lives in service to the nation. It is also important to remember the families […]
May 1, 2017

VA and TAPS working together to support the families of America’s fallen heroes

Each time a bugle plays Taps and a folded flag is presented to a grieving family, experts tell us that on average, 10 lives will be […]