The law enables VA to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making changes to its home loan process and asking lenders to offer relief to veterans who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will provide Veterans and their beneficiaries the chance to safely, reliably, and inexpensively receive and manage their VA monetary benefits through financial services at participating banks.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 was signed into law on December 20, 2019. The law included the elimination of the Survivor Benefit Plan - Dependency and Indemnity Compensation offset or "Widows Tax".
Beginning Jan. 1, all service-connected disabled veterans, caregivers enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program, and former prisoners of war will be able to shop at on-base grocery stores and exchanges.
While every service member moves through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) before leaving the military, if you're involuntarily separated, you might also receive the following benefits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs charged nearly 73,000 veterans improper home loan funding fees adding up to $286 million, an error that could result in refunds for the affected veterans.
The statistics are still startling: 20 veterans a day die by suicide. And that number, while slightly lower this year, is still 20 too many. But, the more important shift is that the conversation is changing.