“Are A Vet, Know A Vet: This Is News!”

(July 19, 2019)

According to the July 11 edition of the Veteran Voice weekly out of Stuart, Florida – a mostly-Southeast Florida coastal county offering, The Veterans’ Administration has released its new – and improved (?) website which will end hours of toil and frustration, allowing veterans to access claim appeal status, payment history, check uploads of evidence to support claims, file for a VA disability increase and file claims for compensation, all by separate links from just four main categories: Disability, Health Care, Education, and Records. Quite a change from the seemingly endless pages scrolling past blank eyes.

Under Records, you can get:

Veteran ID cards

VA medical records

download benefit letters

change address

request military records (DD214).

According to Veteran Voice, the VA chose not to publicize the new look for its website. Visit via computer: http://www.va.gov to explore.

Scrolling down from “Records” reveals a series of links in an easy-to-read format on service member benefits, family benefits, careers and employment, housing assistance, education and more. Also one may find links to VA Mission Act, to help needy veterans, free genetic testing and VA’s official blog which updates latest initiatives.

Scoll down more and find links to homeless veterans, women veterans, minority veterans and PTSD among other concerns. Links to crisis lines are included.

Applications (“Aps”) may be downloaded from the VA site concerning veterans-related issues.

According to Veteran Voice gone are the rabbit warren-like exhausting clicking through hundreds of pages before finding what that veteran wanted.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs claims the site of the New VA.gov is “Built with Veterans, for Veterans.

“Our site offers one place to access all VA benefits and health care services. You can sign in with your My HealthVet, DS logon, or ID.me account to track your claim, refill prescriptions and more,” read the VA notice.

More to follow as I fall down a new and improved rabbit hole yet again.