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Veterans Benefits NewsletterNovember 2022

Free Camp Lejeune Claims Support If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, andDecember 31, 1987, you may have been in contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. With the passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 (PACT Act), any person who lived or worked at the base may file claims to recover damages for harm from exposure. Avoid scams by choosing an accredited representative to provide free assistance while you file your claim.

VA Benefits in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Recent hurricanes Fiona and Ian have caused incredible destruction, leaving millions to grapple with devastating impact and loss. One of the first places Veterans and their families can visit to receive help and resources is their state’s VA Regional Benefits Office. Find the location nearest to you today.

Instant Loan Approval Do you have an existing VA insurance policy? With VA's online Instant Loan Approval service, Veterans with certain insurance plans may borrow up to the value of their policy. Learn more about the program and find out if you're approved today!

How to Get a VA Certificate of Eligibility Are you interested in a VA-backed home loan or Native American Direct Loan? Whether you're a Veteran or their surviving spouse, the first step is getting your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). It confirms for your lender that you qualify for the VA home loan benefit. Learn how to apply for your COE online.

Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans Preparing for a funeral can be a difficult and confusing process. Veterans, service members, and their families may be entitled to VA burial benefits to help plan and pay for burial, funeral service, and transportation costs. Learn about each burial benefit, how to apply, and where to go for assistance.

File a Pre-Discharge Claim If your separation date is within the next 90-180 days, the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program can help you get paid immediately after discharge. Through this pre-discharge program, a service member can begin the claims process while still on active duty, resulting in VA benefits delivery immediately after discharge.

Develop Career Skills with the VET TEC Program Are you interested in starting or advancing your career in the high-tech industry? The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program can help you develop the skills to reach that goal. Find out if you're eligible to receive tuition for a high-tech training program.

File Your Claim or Appeal With AMVETS If you’re thinking of filing a claim with VA, American Veterans (AMVETS) can help you navigate the process. AMVETS' National Service Officers are available to provide free consultations and resources to help Veterans and service members develop and file VA claims. You don’t need to be a member of AMVETS to receive free assistance. However, members do enjoy additional savings and benefits.

No-Cost Flu Shots for Eligible Veterans Getting your flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. Veterans enrolled in VA health care can receive a no-cost flu shot at over 70,000 community locations. Find the nearest location to get your flu shot today!

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