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VA NEWS: Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) (see below), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 that takes effect Feb. 19, 2019.  VA will not accept RAMP elections from… Read more
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VA prioritizing all pending Veterans benefits appeals claims for victims of hurricanes Florence and Michael

WASHINGTON — Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael will now have their pending appeals claims for benefits prioritized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), department officials announced. VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has determined that the significant effects of hurricanes Florence and Michael were sufficient cause for the Board to advance the appeals for counties in… Read more

House Passes Cost of Living Adjustment For Disabled Veterans

U.S. House Passes Bill to Increase Cost of Living for Disabled Vets and Expedite Benefit Payments The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that will provide a cost of living adjustment to VA-offered benefits for disabled veterans that would take effect in 2016. Cost of Living (COL) adjustments are made to match inflation and must be approved by Congress… Read more

Veterans Transportation Program (VTP)

Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services: Beneficiary Travel (BT) Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG) Beneficiary Travel The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible… Read more

Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination Potential VA Benefits

Attention Veterans and Active Duty Military Members and Military Families:   From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. Learn about research on past chemical contamination. Health benefits Veterans and family members who served… Read more

STAND UP for Female Veterans – Veterans Employment Alliance Event

Veterans Employment Alliance in West Allis, WI. Well be holding an event at  Veterans Employment Alliance business specifically catering to female veterans.The event is called STAND UP for Female Veterans Here is a little bit of what well be happening  at the event. * Help with accessing VA benefits and services, as well as, a lawyer and paralegal here to help… Read more
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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) applications accepted by the VA starting May 15th 2012

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Retraining Assistance Program Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.  Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).  VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor… Read more