VA Benefits Bulletin - August 2018

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VA Benefits Bulletin

August 2018

Back to School Image

Back to School -- Not Just for the Kids

Are you enrolled, or do you plan to enroll, in school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill this year? If so, check out your estimated monthly housing allowance using the GI Bill Comparison Tool. Beginning August 1, 2018, VA will calculate monthly housing payments using the zip code of the campus you physically attend for most of your classes, which may be different than the actual school location. 

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VetSuccess on Campus

Veterans Success ImageVA understands that making the transition to college life can be challenging for Veterans. Want to succeed and thrive as a college student? The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program can help you and your qualified dependents do just that.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft ImageThe internet has made our lives easier in many ways. In some cases, tasks that used to take weeks and days, now take hours or minutes. Unfortunately, these new conveniences can sometimes be exploited by scammers and criminals so it’s vital to learn how to protect your identity. Additionally, there's helpful information from the Federal Trade Commission on how to avoid modern scams and fraud.  

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Farm Loans and USDA Support for Veterans

USDA Veterans InitiativeAre you interested in a career in agriculture? Whether you want to run your own farm or work for USDA, there are programs, support and resources available to get you started.

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The Appeals Process is Changing? It's True!

To improve service to Veterans, on August 23, 2017, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 was passed. This new law makes it faster and easier to resolve disagreements with VA decisions. The new law becomes effective in February 2019, however some Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal may take advantage of the new law’s options under the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program.  

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