Category: Veterans Administration Offices

VA Home Loan

VA Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices when obtaining a VA-guaranteed refinance loan.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The act helps protect Veterans and service members from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing… Read more
VA News Release

VA to Take Immediate Actions on Timely Payments to Community Providers

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. The actions will address the issue of delayed payments head-on and produce sustainable fixes that solve ongoing payment issues that affect Veterans, community providers and other VA partners. “It is vital to the health of… Read more
VA Secretary Shulkin

Message from VA Secretary David Shulkin — VA Accomplishments in 2017

Today Secretary Shulkin provided a year-end statement focused on VA accomplishments for 2017. The text is below and there is a link here to see his accompanying video message: https://youtu.be/1I8d_nMFUl4 Happy Holidays! 2017 has been a year of accomplishments for the Department of Veterans Affairs and this is a perfect time to reflect on, acknowledge, and thank all of those… Read more
VA Secretary Shulkin

Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce

“On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nation’s Veterans, I want to commend the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on their agreement on legislation that will greatly benefit Veterans. Recently, I notified the committees of an issue that arose from Veterans’ increased use of the Veterans Choice program. Because of this surge… Read more

Navy Members Can Now Manage Life Insurance Online

WASHINGTON — Navy members now have the opportunity to enroll or change their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) online. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began enrollment for Navy members in the SGLI Online Enrollment System (SOES) on April 5. SOES allows active-duty and eligible reserve and Guard members to manage their SGLI and Family SGLI coverage electronically at any… Read more
VA News Release

Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze

January 27, 2017, 03:33:00 PM WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the President’s memo dated January 23rd, 2017. The authorities outlined in the President’s memo provide VA the ability to continue filling essential positions that provide public safety services to our Veterans. We strongly believe that these exemptions are in… Read more

2016 Veterans Day National Ceremony Visitor Information

Where: Arlington National Cemetery When: Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. A patriotic ceremony honoring America’s military members and Veterans is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 a.m., in Arlington National Cemetery.   A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a ceremony inside the Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb.… Read more