• Continue reading VA extends presumptive period for Persian Gulf War Veterans

    October 28, 2021

    VA has extended the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans.

  • Continue reading BREAKING: VA plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposures

    May 27, 2021

    VA announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.

  • Continue reading NCA lifts restrictions on attendance at committal services, adjusts COVID safety precautions

    May 25, 2021

    VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) last week announced it would lift all restrictions on gathering sizes at committal and memorial services in VA national cemeteries starting on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

  • Continue reading VA accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide

    May 10, 2021

    All VA facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers.

  • Continue reading VA.gov site becomes central login for accessing benefits

    April 29, 2021

    Veterans and their families may begin accessing their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services on the new and user-friendly VA.gov website starting April 30.

  • Continue reading SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers

    March 24, 2021

    All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act signed into law March 24.

  • Continue reading VA receives Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

    March 4, 2021

    VA received 71,400 doses of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, March 3, authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization.

  • Continue reading VA updates rating criteria for musculoskeletal and muscle injuries

    February 24, 2021

    In late 2017, VA began a multi-year effort to revise and update the VASRD, or VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The VASRD's 15 body systems had seen periodic updates, but this continuing effort reflects the first comprehensive review in 70+ years. Today, VA announced its next update: The musculoskeletal system and muscle injuries. 

  • Continue reading Acting Secretary Tran: VA to ease economic hardships for Veterans, their families, survivors and caregivers

    January 29, 2021

    VA is steadfast leading the way in President Joseph Biden’s Jan. 22 Executive Order to deliver economic relief to Americans amid the COVID-19 crisis by addressing economic hardships the Veteran community faces during the ongoing pandemic. 

  • Continue reading VA to begin COVID-19 vaccinations at 128 additional sites

    December 21, 2020

    VA will begin COVID-19 vaccinations this week at 128 additional sites using the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Continue reading VA announces initial plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    December 10, 2020

    VA today announced a preliminary plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccinations it will implement once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues an emergency use authorization for a vaccine.

  • Continue reading VA guarantees more than 1 million home loans in record year

    November 2, 2020

    VA announced Oct. 28 that it achieved a record year in its home loan program by guaranteeing more than 1.2 million home [...]