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#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.

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Veterans to Receive Record Pay Increase in VA Compensation 

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Veterans and beneficiaries who receive VA compensation benefits will see an 8.7% increase in their monthly payments—the largest increase in over 30 years. 


Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

Dec. 24, 8-9 p.m.  – Coping During the Holidays - Military Survivors 
Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m.  – Student Veterans of America National Conference Employer Summit
Jan. 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT – Veteran Experience Live: Montana Q&A 
Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m. PT – VetCTAP- Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program 
Jan. 11, 9-10 a.m. PT – Free Veterans Skills Program Orientation 


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    VA PACT Act Week of Action Informs Vets and Survivors About New Health Care and Benefits

    During the PACT Act Week of Action, Veterans applied for benefits, got screened for toxic exposures, enrolled in VA health care and learned more about what the PACT Act could mean for them and their families.


    Learn how to apply for benefits and more at or call 1-800-MY-VA-411.

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    Camp Lejeune Water: What You Need to Know 

    Ads and emails are everywhere about Camp Lejeune. Learn from VA's theSITREP about water contamination at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Veterans and their families stationed at these locations for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987 may qualify for VA health care and disability.


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    Free 3-day Bahamas Cruise

    Veterans receive a FREE Bahamas cruise and $50 onboard credit with at least one paying guest. Plus, enjoy exclusive savings on food, beverages, spa and salon services. To learn more and book your cruise, create your account by clicking below.


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    Join the Sports4Vets Throwdown and Kick Off the New Year on a Positive Fitness Note

    The Sports4Vets Throwdown is back and looking to help even more Veterans meet their goals to live fit. Register now for the virtual fitness event being held Jan. 9 to Feb. 3, 2023.



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    VA Dedicated to Welcoming Environments Free of Harassment and Sexual Assault

    Every Veteran who receives treatment or benefits at a VA facility has the right to be treated with dignity and respect in an environment that is safe and free of harassment or sexual assault. Click below to read VA Secretary Denis McDonough's full letter affirming VA's commitment to anti-harassment and anti-sexual assault at VA.


    Veteran Jobs

    Post a free job to RallyPoint's community consisting of nearly 2 million Veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors.


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    Win $100 Gift Card by Answering the Following Question:

    What's one thing from the holidays that only people in the military would understand?

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    Applications Open for Programs Recognizing Adult, Young Caregivers of Veterans

    The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is now accepting applications for its Dole Caregiver Fellowship and Untold Story Challenge. Both opportunities give Veteran caregivers and children a voice.


    Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Military Family Members

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    Firestone/Goodyear/Bridgestone Exclusive discounts on automotive tires from PatriotStoreDirect.

    24 Hour Fitness $0 initiation and $5 off monthly dues.

    Michaels 15% off entire purchase including sale items, some exclusions apply.


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    Find a VA facility near you.


    VA is here for you.

    1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is always the right number

    Veterans Crisis Line988 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
    Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387
    Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat

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