Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible. Veterans Benefits Administration regional offices are re-opened their doors and resumed public contact services for Veterans Oct. 17.

“With the shutdown over, we are all very grateful that the Nov. 1 benefit checks will go out to approximately 5 million Veterans and other beneficiaries as scheduled,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We at VA are working quickly to resume normal operations in order to fulfill our solemn obligation – to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned through their service.”

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  1. Johnny T. October 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

    My experience with the VA has been generally good, although I understand based on the comments on this blog that that is not the case for all. I do like seeing the PR efforts from the VA to inform service members of the benefits available, though, and hope that it continues. There still seem to be some deficiencies in the way the benefits provided are dispersed, but given the sheer number of veterans and the nature of government operations, I don’t expect this to change quickly.

    Nonetheless, it is an extremely valuable service being rendered to the country’s most deserving population of those benefits and hope also to see continued improvement.

  2. Alberto Manfredi October 19, 2013 at 12:39 am

    My claim for my baby girl as my dependent is going for 18months just a likely reminder thankfully for your service and welcome back.

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