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Thursday, September 21, 2023Categories: Burial Benefits, VA Benefits
Friday, July 21, 2023Categories: PACT Act, VA Benefits, VA Health
Thursday, March 16, 2023Categories: Agent Orange, PACT Act, VA Benefits
Join the Bob Woodruff Foundation on April 5 at 3 p.m. EST for an online panel discussion. Experts from VA and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will discuss the historic expansion of benefits and health care provisions in the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The new law is intended to help Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances during their time in service.
During the webinar, panelists will discuss the origins of the PACT Act, benefits for those impacted, and how to seek care from and apply for VA benefits. The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Chief Program Officer Dr. Meg Harrell will moderate this impactful discussion.
Friday, February 17, 2023Categories: PACT Act, VA, VA Benefits, VA Health
Rescheduled to March 29 from 4-6 pm!
Thursday, February 9, 2023Categories: VA Benefits
VA extending eligibility and benefits for Legacy Participants and Legacy Applicants
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 05:30 amCategories: Appreciation, Benefits, VA Benefits
#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.
Thursday, December 8, 2022Categories: PACT Act, VA Benefits, VA Health
When: Monday, December 12, 2022 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: In person at the Fargo VA Health Care System, 3rd Floor Auditorium or via Teams
Thursday, September 29, 2022Categories: PACT Act, VA Benefits, VA Health
Monday, April 25, 2022Categories: Gulf War Syndrome, Health, VA Benefits, VA Health
WASHINGTON — As part of President Biden’s Unity Agenda commitment to support the nation’s Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs is adding nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter.
Monday, February 14, 2022Categories: VA Benefits
Wednesday, December 2, 2020Categories: VA Benefits
Five Nationwide Tele Town Halls Scheduled for December 2020
- December 8, 2020 at 4pm CST/3pm MT- Housing & Homeless
- December 10, 2020at 4pm CST/3pm MT-Survivor & Spousal Benefits
- December 15, 2020 at 4pm CST/3pm MT-Veterans Healthcare & COVID Vaccine
- December 17, 2020 at 4pm CST/3pm MT-Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- December 22, 2020 at 4pm CST/3pm MT-Veterans in Crisis Suicicde Prevention
Hosted by Under Secretary for Benefits, Dr. Paul R. Lawrence and Subject Matter Experts
833-380-0417 (call in)
Thursday, September 10, 2020Categories: VA Benefits
VA Under Secretary for Benefits Administration, Dr. Paul Lawrence, will host a Tele-Town Hall in North Dakota on September 15, 2020. The Tele-Town Hall will begin at 3:00 PM MT/4:00PM CST. The Tele-Town Hall will be open to all ND Veterans and is scheduled to last up to 1 hour.
Veterans and dependents can listen in on the VBA updates provided by the Under Secretary and will be allowed to ask questions.
To Join the Tele-Town call Dial 833-380-0417 (suggested to call in 10 minutes before meeting begins.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018Categories: VA Benefits
Friday, February 2, 2018Categories: VA Benefits
WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense (DOD), through a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has launched a new web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to Veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.
By answering a few short questions, Veterans will receive information on the specific armed services board to contact, the form/s to fill out, special guidance applicable to their case, where to send their application and helpful tips for appealing their discharge.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017Categories: VA Benefits
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
Thursday, September 21, 2017Categories: VA Benefits
Dear VA Beneficiary,
We want to provide you with some important information about your VA benefit payments.
VA education, compensation, pension, and survivor’s benefits are paid on a monthly basis. Normally, benefits for a particular month are paid the first business day of the following month. When the first business day of the month falls on a non-business day or a holiday, VA benefits will be paid on the last business day prior to the first of the month.
Provided below is the payment schedule for upcoming VA benefit payment disbursements:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017Categories: VA Benefits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fargo VA to host veteran orientation class Aug. 30
FARGO, N.D. (Aug. 22, 2017) – The Fargo VA Medical Center, 2101 Elm St., will host a veteran orientation class from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The free orientation is open to all veterans. Veterans are also encouraged to bring a guest to the orientation, such as a fellow veteran or family member.
Thursday, March 9, 2017Categories: VA Benefits
Today, the Social Security Administration announces the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, speeding them and their dependents through this new process. Both agencies will save time and money with an automatic request through the eHealth Exchange.
Monday, September 19, 2016Categories: VA Benefits
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the awarding of up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled Veterans and disabled Servicemembers of the Armed Forces. The grant recipients may use these funds for planning, developing, managing and implementing these adaptive sports programs.
VA Health Care System, Veterans Benefits Administration to hold Veterans Town Hall, Claims Clinic June 3 in Dickinson
Tuesday, May 10, 2016Categories: VA Benefits
Thursday, March 24, 2016Categories: VA Benefits
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that an information technology system that it deployed in 2014 and enhanced in 2015, the Beneficiary Fiduciary Field System, allowed it to identify claim processing errors affecting approximately 14,000 Veterans and survivors. These Veterans’ and survivors’ claims were initially filed over many years, with some going back as far as 2000. The errors concern cases in which VA had proposed that due to disability or age the beneficiary was unable to manage his or her VA benefits without assistance, but did not complete the a
VA Plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
Thursday, December 17, 2015Categories: VA Benefits
VA Plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to
Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Monday, December 14, 2015Categories: VA Benefits
Application for Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. Accordingly, VA now recognizes all same-sex marriages without regard to a Veteran’s state of residence.
VA Makes Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Automatic for Veterans and Servicemembers Living with ALS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2014
WASHINGTON- Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today.