VA Benefits Bulletin – March 2018

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VA Benefits Bulletin

March 2018

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eBenefits Reaches 7-Million User Milestone

Last month, eBenefits reached the impressive 7-million user mark — enough people to fill an average football stadium more than 70 times! Each of these lives has been positively impacted by having on-demand access to benefits information and self-service through this joint VA/DoD web portal.  eBenefits’ growth and popular on-demand services shows the importance of increasing access to VA benefits.

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Get Your Claims Decision in 30 Days or Less

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Would you like a decision on your claim in 30 days or less when VA receives it? You can have it through the Decision Ready Claims Program when you work with an accredited Veteran Service Organization and provide all necessary evidence with your application.

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New Act Brings Expanded GI Bill Benefits

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The new Forever GI Bill promises greater access for Veterans, Service members, and their families and survivors. The 15-year time limit has been removed for certain groups, along with additional changes designed to enhance the benefit.

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VetSuccess on Campus: Paving a Smoother Path Through Higher Education

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Here at VA, we have innovative ways to help Veterans transition to college life. VetSuccess on Campus is helping Veterans, Service members and their eligible dependents succeed in higher education. Through on-campus support, VA counselors help to resolve issues and assist with disability accommodations.

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Veteran Employment Information in Your Inbox

The Department of Labor reports the Veteran unemployment rate as 3.5 percent in February 2018. This is compared to a 3.9 percent rate at this time a year ago and a 4.3 percent unemployment rate for non-Veterans. Want to stay up to date on Veteran employment information? Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update.

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