VA Benefits Bulletin - October 2018

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VA Benefits Bulletin

October 2018

VA Benefits Progress and Results Webcast

Under Secretary for Benefits to Hold Live Webcast

You’re invited to join the Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., for a live webcast on Tuesday, October 16th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). You’ll learn about accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities going forward for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity! 


SBA's Boots to Business Reboot

Small Business Administration Boots to Business Reboot

Dreaming about starting a business of your own? The Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business Reboot is bringing entrepreneur training into communities around the country for Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses.

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No-Cost Benefits for Life Insurance Beneficiaries

Life Insurance Policy

Beneficiaries of SGLI, TSGLI, FSGLI and VGLI are eligible for no-cost financial counseling and online will preparation services. Get convenient online access to these services through FinancialPoint, and reach experts experienced in handling a wide variety of financial matters.

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Burial and Plot Interment Allowance Explained

Burial, Navy flag bearers

VA burial allowances are flat-rate monetary benefits that help cover eligible Veterans’ burial and funeral costs. Generally, they are paid at the maximum amount allowed by law. Eligible surviving spouses are paid automatically upon notification of the Veteran’s death. 

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