Benefits Updates

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Yoon Answers Benefits FAQs

June 19, 2017

Director of Veterans Benefits, Kelsey Yoon, Esq. recently answered pressing questions that her and the Veterans Benefits staff routinely receive.  (more…)

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update September/October 2016

September 30, 2016

At the Leadership Conference in Tucson, VVA President John Rowan announced the appointment of Kelsey Yoon as the new Director of the Veterans Benefits Department. She will be based at the National Office in Silver…

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June 3, 2016

VVA Applauds Navy Sec. Mabus for Implementing Protections for Sailors and Marines with Invisible Wounds of War

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are encouraged by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s recent policy directive aimed at increasing protections for Sailors and Marines suffering as a result of the service--from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update March/April 2016

March 18, 2016

VB-1 Judicial Review: Veterans are able to hire a private attorney or claims agent at any point during the claims process. However, a contingency fee agreement is allowed only after the filing of a Notice…

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We Need To Work Together

November 6, 2015

By Jim Vale, Veterans Benefits Program Director The Veterans Benefits Administration has made a lot of changes lately to improve the VA claims process. Unfortunately, some of these changes are counterproductive and will make it…

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Upgrading Discharge Requests

June 22, 2015

“Vietnam Veterans of America is very pleased with the recent announcement by Secretary of Defense Hagel regarding the September 3, 2014, Department of Defense (DoD) guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records…

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Limiting Liability at the VA

June 22, 2015

The VA’s motto is “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” In practice, however, the mission for some VA bureaucrats is to limit the government’s…

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