VA Benefits Bulletin - June 2018

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VA Benefits Bulletin

June 2018

Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits

New VA Under Secretary for Benefits Confirmed and Ready to Serve Our Veterans

“I am honored and humbled to be able to help serve our Nation’s Veterans,” remarked Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., the new Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Benefits said. 

“We are indebted to them for their sacrifices, and owe them nothing less than to ensure they get the benefits they have earned.”

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Learn How to RAMP Up the Speed of Your Claims Decisions

RAMP, AMO Director, Dave McLenachen

Watch the replay of our recent Facebook Live event all about the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program. Find out from Director Dave McLenachen how you can get a faster resolution on a disagreement with a VA decision.

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Find Approved Educational Facilities in a Few Clicks

VA GIBill, Two students sitting

We’ve made it easy for you to locate approved institutions where you can use your VA education benefits. Our School Locator tool allows you to enter search terms and click on a map to generate results by state. 

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Document your exposure on the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Female Service member discarding materials in a burn pit

Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Exposure to the smoke from these and other airborne hazards are being documented and tracked to determine if there are long-term health effects. Veterans who served in these areas are urged to complete the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry survey.

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Find Local Events with VBA’s Event Calendar

Stay on top of what’s happening in the Veteran community with our Events page. You’ll find a listing of expos, clinics and conferences around the country that can help you connect with other Veterans, learn more about your benefits and how to maximize them, and even receive assistance with claims filing.

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