The Department of Veterans
Affairs, in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Labor, will be integrating the National Resource Directory (NRD) into eBenefits to improve
access to health care, benefits information and more.
Veterans will be able to find
enhanced self-service capabilities and resources from one site, improving
access to information and assistance.
The NRD offers more than
15,000 resources that have met quality assurance criteria to ensure that every
program and organization listed is acting in good faith and making a positive
difference for wounded warriors, Service members, Veterans, their families members and caregivers. Every resource is checked prior to being listed and
re-checked on an annual basis to ensure it is still compliant with the NRD Participation Policy.
While some functionality
will change, the majority of existing
capabilities will still be available after the integration allowing the NRD to
continue to address the needs of wounded warriors, Service members, Veterans, their families members and caregivers by providing direct access to resources.
Entering “nrd.gov” into your web browser, for the
desktop version, will take you to the new location of the site on eBenefits.
The integration will
not move existing NRD profiles to eBenefits, so users will have to
create or use their existing eBenefits profile, verified through DS
For NRD users with widgets,
or those using API code, automatic updates will continue through the new
version of the NRD. Any website or app that currently leverages existing NRD
technologies will not need to take any measures as part of the integration.
Integrating the NRD into
eBenefits is just one step the Veterans
Benefits Administration (VBA) is taking to improve access to health care and
benefits for wounded warriors, Service members, Veterans, their families members and caregivers. eBenefits users can also
now seamlessly access MyPay with single sign on and order prescription refill, secure messaging with
physician and view medical appointments through the MyHealtheVet Blue Button.
For more information, go to https://www.ebenefits.va.gov
or call VA’s toll-free number at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or email the NRD at firstname.lastname@example.org.