VA Benefits Bulletin - July 2018

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Seal of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Benefits Bulletin

July 2018

House illustration

Ready to Refinance? Try an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

IRRRLs can be used to refinance a property on which you have already used your VA loan eligibility. With these loans, you can skip the appraisal and underwriting packages. You may also be able to roll fees into the loan, allowing for no out-of-pocket costs. Just be sure to do your homework, because terms can vary greatly between lenders.

Read More

Are You Receiving Non-Service Connected Benefits You’re Entitled To?

Non-Service Connected Derivative Matrix webpage

If you’re receiving non-service connected pension, aid and attendance, or housebound benefits, be sure you’re tapping into all of your available benefits. The Non-Service Connected Matrix can help you do just that. Find your current benefits on the left-hand side, and the matching right-hand column will show you a complete listing of benefits for which you may be eligible.

Read More

Avoiding Benefits Overpayments

Active duty Service member with his family

There are some situations where you can end up in receipt of VA overpayments. Some common scenarios include: returning to active service status, unreported dependent changes (such as divorces), and dropped GI Bill courses. Stay alert! Keep us informed of your life changes.

Read More

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity Theft, More Than a Number

Always remember to safeguard your personally identifiable information and remember to regularly change your eBenefits password. If you suspect that you are a victim of identity theft involving your VA benefits, contact us at 1-800-827-1000.

Read More

VA Seeks WWII Veterans Who Participated in Mustard Gas Testing

During World War II, there were concerns about the effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite in battlefield conditions. Some troops participated in full-body testing of these agents to determine the effectiveness of equipment or other countermeasures. Those Veterans may be eligible for disability benefits related to certain health conditions. Find out more.

Stay up to date on Veteran employment information

Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update or view the latest Veteran unemployment numbers.