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April 2020

Veterans Benefits Newsletter

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Get Your Benefits Virtually

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) continues to provide Veterans with benefits and services while shifting to a virtual environment in response to the Coronavirus. Many in-person services are already available over the phone or online, and VBA is expanding the use of existing technologies to remain accessible to Veterans, service members, and their families.

 

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Student Veteran taking notes during online classYour GI Bill Benefits Are Safe

VA will continue to pay GI Bill benefits regardless of the change from resident to online training to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments until December 21, 2020, or until their normal school resumes.


Senior Veteran meeting with a financial adviserManage Your Money with VA

Want to reduce your debt, secure a home loan, or create a family budget? VA is your partner. Veterans can access resources through VA and associated organizations to better manage their finances. Learn how VA can help secure your financial well-being.


Veteran answering the U.S. 2020 CensusShape Your Future

Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the U.S. 2020 Census. Your information can help the government plan and provide assistance and services for Veterans. Find out how you can participate in the Census.


Woman Veteran filing her taxesAvoid Tax Refund Theft

Tax season is also tax refund identity theft season. This year's federal tax-filing deadline has been postponed 90 days, meaning more time for online criminals to hijack your identity. Learn how you can protect your information from tax identity theft.


Watching VBA's webcast on a tabletSave the Date

Dive into all things benefits with the upcoming webcast on April 30 from the Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D. where he will share the accomplishments and challenges from the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2020. Register online to receive a reminder.

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We’re Still Hiring

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is hiring. If you or someone you know is interested in a new career path, VBA offers many professional opportunities to both Veterans and civilians looking for new ways to serve. Careers offering competitive salaries, retirement plans, and paid leave are currently available!

 

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