Inside Veteran Benefits
The GI Bill Principles of Excellence protects Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families from aggressive and deceptive marketing tactics. Over 6,000 schools have agreed to comply with the Principles.
VA is mandating overtime for the compensation claims processors in its 56 regional offices from 5/15-9/30. The additional hours will be used to help eliminate the claims backlog and process high-priority claims.
VA has partnered with Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion as part of the Fully Developed Claim effort, which is a key element of the VA strategic plan to end the claims backlog in 2015.
The 2012 Reportof the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force focuses on improving care and services to Gulf War Veterans. The report is available for review and feedback.
VA is expediting benefit claims that are a year or older. The initiative provides a safety net for submitting evidence, protects the right to appeal the decision, and continues to fast track the most vulnerable Veterans.
The President's FY 2014 Budget Proposal allocates a 10.2% increase for VA. The increase mainly targets spending for health care, eliminating the claims backlog, and Veteran homelessness.
Veterans who served on active duty at Camp Lejeune from 1/1/1957 through 12/31/1987 may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water and may be entitled to free VA health care and compensation benefits.