As you probably know, Hurricane Sandy (or Frankenstorm) is barreling across the Atlantic Ocean and heading straight toward the east coast. Like in the case of all extreme weather, some VA operations on the coast may change, depending on your location.

If you live in an area under the threat of storm damage and have pending VA appointments, be sure to contact your VA facility to ask about their operational schedule. Some appointments may be rescheduled or canceled, and some facilities may be closed entirely until it’s safe to resume normal duties.

You can also follow your local facilities on Facebook and Twitter for updates on closures and appointment cancellations.

This is a good time for hurricane preparedness if you haven’t started already. The National Weather Service and FEMA both have helpful tips, along with a collection of additional resources.

If you’re in an affected area, keep tabs on the storm here.

Above all, be safe, and make sure your family does the same.

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14 Comments

  1. Brenda Haley November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Are the VA comp checks going to be late because of storm sandy?

  2. jessica November 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    My disability check is also late, I have not received it yet and can find no information about it.
    Is there a way to find out where your check is?

    • Alex Horton November 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      The storm shouldn’t have affected payments. Check this out for more.

  3. Dave November 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Its the 1’st, and I didn’t get my check,has there been a disruption due to the storm, or is there reason for more concern? Who should I contact for clarification?

  4. letha rice November 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    my brother did not receive his va check today this is first time ever happened he always recieves it on the 1st each month .. who can he contact? or does anyone have an answer

    • Alex Horton November 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Does he use eBenefits? That may help him identify the issue.

  5. John L. Fontaine October 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Will VA disability checks scheduled for direct deposit on the 1st of the month be delayed due to the storm?

    • Tinah Bouldin for my dad nat Williams October 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Great questions.
      Wondering how VA keeps up with vets and they haven’t even answered two critical basic questions.

    • Alex Horton October 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Hey John, we haven’t heard anything about disruptions in pay. These alerts are more for operations at medical facilities.

      • Kathy November 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        Hi Alex! Any ideas on where we can find that info re disability direct deposit?

    • Teresa W October 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      I have the same question as John as my bank has no record of a deposit for tomorrow.

      • letha rice November 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        my bother didnt receive his in the mail today

    • Raymond Lee Carmack November 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Will Disability checks be late this month

  6. leslie wohlfeld October 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    thanks for the valuable information via websites, facebook. my concern is for those that dont have computers or their power is out. is there a way to set the telephone dialer system to call staff and veterans with updates….this will be of great service for us.

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