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IRS Reopens Registration for Economic Impact Payment for Veterans Beneficiaries Who Didn’t Receive $500 Per Qualified Child

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened the registration period for claiming an Economic Impact Payment. Individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits – but didn’t receive the $500 payment per child earlier this year – can still file for the $500 payment. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Eligibility Federal benefit recipients can… Read more
Veterans Damage

VA offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. The department recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries are negatively impacted by the wildfires and hurricanes prompting the offering of financial debt relief. “Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the natural… Read more
VA News Release

VA expands Veteran access to telehealth with iPad services

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new collaboration with Apple to increase Veterans’ access to virtual care benefits. VA’s iPad program provides qualifying Veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 50,000 Veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually. “VA will continue working diligently to provide Veterans with the… Read more
Flag at half staff alert

Flag At Half-Staff Alert: Patriot Day – Friday, September 11th

Follow VOB On… In accordance with Public Law 107-89, the president of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation (per the requirements of Flag Code section 7(m)) for the flag to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day (sunrise to sunset) on Patriot Day, Friday, Sept. 11.  Additionally, title 36 U.S. Code § 144, calls for citizens… Read more
Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)

Patriot Day 9/11/2020: A Day of Remembrance

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11th of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of… Read more
United States Flag

United States Flag Etiquette and FAQs

“Does the flag have to be destroyed if it touches the ground?” “Is it permissible to wear an item of clothing that looks like the United States flag?” “What are the exact shades of the colors blue and red?” “When is the United States flag to be displayed?” “What is considered proper illumination when flying the flag at night?” Our… Read more