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VA Home Loans

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Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and VA are issuing their first, ‘Warning Order’, to service members and Veterans with VA home loans. If you have a VA home loan, then there is a good chance that you have already come into contact with unsolicited offers to refinance your mortgage that appear official and may sound too good to be true. Some lenders marketing VA mortgage refinances may use aggressive and potentially misleading advertising and sales tactics. Here is what you need to know about refinancing your VA home loan, please go to this link to learn more information.

Why Are Vietnam Vets, Families Still Waiting for VA Caregiver Benefits?

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"I just think it's very unfair, the inequity of it all. You give up so much," Donna Joyner said of the wall put up by Congress at the Department of Veterans Affairs that has separated one generation of family caregivers to disabled veterans from another.

Senate Measure Would Open Commissary, Exchange to Disabled Vets, More

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A new Senate proposal would expand military commissary and exchange access to veterans with military-connected disabilities, those who have been awarded Purple Hearts and veteran caregivers, among others. A similar proposal has already been passed by the House.

VA’s new ‘ChooseVA’ campaign highlights Veteran benefits and services, aims to attract and retain employees

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Emphasizing a multitude of benefits and services to its 9 million Veteran customers, as well as promoting the organization as a great place to work, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) kicked off its new “ChooseVA” marketing campaign July 5.

Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

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Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in October, the monthly allowance for eligible recipients will increase.

How Do I Prove Unemployability?

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A lot of Veterans think that not being able to get or hold a job is enough for them to prove to the VA that they are unemployable. Unfortunately, this is just a myth. The reality is much more complicated. Another myth is that having a statement from a doctor, especially a VA doctor, saying that you cannot work, should be proof of unemployability. But again, this is not the reality. When it comes to proving unemployability, there is a certain level that the VA looks at to determine if a Veteran is eligible for this benefit, regardless of their disability rating. This level of eligibility is functional impairment.

The New RAMP Program

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As some of you may have heard, the VA is implementing a new program of new procedures with the goal of speeding up the handling and resolution of appeals. The program has been dubbed the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) and has begun to be offered to veterans in select areas as of October 2017 to opt into the process.   It will be a voluntary option and totally up to the veteran as to whether he/she chooses to opt into the new program or remain with the existing appeals process.   To opt-in, the veteran must file a “RAMP Opt-In Election” Form that will be attached to a letter sent by the VA informing the veteran of this new process.

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