File a Claim for Your Veteran Disability Benefits
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is still accepting claims for disability compensation despite the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak nationwide. On May 28, the VBA resumed in-person compensation and pension (C&P) exams in some locations and plan to make them available in more when possible. If an in-person exam is not available yet, you can still submit private treatment records or request that VBA obtain those records on your behalf, if you are already seeking treatment. You can always seek accredited assistance in completing claims and get more information and assistance online … visit www.va.gov or call the Benefit Counselors at 1-800-827-1000 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. EST. Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits may call Toll Free 1-877-294-6380. Should you need a NAAV Veterans’ Service Officer to assist you with your disability benefits and claims, please call us at office (202) 465-3296 leave voice message for a return call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers support to Veterans who are experiencing financial hardship caused by COVID-19 in their homes. On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116-136. The Cares Act protects borrowers with federally backed mortgage loans who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 national emergency. In addition, links providing resource fact sheets are also available for: Borrowers and Servicers, visit: www.va.gov/homeloans/care-act-frequently-asl to review some frequently asked questions for Veterans regarding the Cares Act.
VA Pension Options
If you are a Veteran or surviving spouse, you may be eligible for the Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension benefit programs. Learn how VA can help you and your family cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income. Visit: www.va.gov for more information.
NAAV Assists Veterans and Their Families with VA Claims and Benefits.
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. For a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2012, visit www.va.gov/. eBenefits is a joint VA Department of Defense Web portal that provides resources and self-service capabilities to Service members, Veterans, and their families to apply, research, access, and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information through a secure Internet connection. This portal is located at www.ebenefits.va.gov. Veterans just register for an eBenefits account at one of two levels: Basic or Premium. A Premium account allows access to personal data in VA and DoD systems, apply for benefits online, check the status of claims, update address records, and much more. The Basic account allows access to information entered into eBenefits by the Veteran only. Basic accounts cannot access VA or DoD systems.
Veterans in receipt of VA Benefits via direct deposit may have their identity verified by calling 1-800-827-1000 and selection option 7. My HealtheVet users may use their secure My HealtheVet identity to obtain an eBenefits account.
In addition, NAAV assists veterans and their families with Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits through its partners at Greenberg and Bederman, LLP in Silver Spring, Maryland. Eli Baumwell, Esquire at the firm provides legal assistance in support of NAAV to service members, veterans and their families.
NAAV Provides VA Claims and Benefits Assistance at the DC VA Medical Center Transition Care and Management Center
The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) assists Veterans and their dependents with VA claims and benefits including legal, housing and employment assistance every second and third Monday of each month at the Transition Care and Management Center, Washington, DC Medical Center at 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422. The point of contact for NAAV is Constance A. Burns, CEO and Veterans Service Officer at 1725 I Street, NW Suite 300, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006-2423; 202-465-3296 or email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. For a summary of the benefits effective Jan. 1, 2012 visit www.va.gov. eBenefits is a joint VA Department of Defense Web portal that provides resources and self-service capabilities to apply, research, access, and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information through a secure Internet connection. For more information, call 202-745-8000.
In addition, your point of contact at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center, Transition & Care Management is Elsie Moore, LICSW, Program Manager, 202-745-8000 ext. 56282. OEF/OIF/OND/OIR Help Line for more information is 1-877-222-8387; Program Information can be found at: www.washingtondc.va.gov, www.oefoif.va.gov, and www.blogs.va.gov.
You May Qualify for SafeLink Wireless
SafeLink is a Lifeline-supported service, a government benefit program. Only eligible consumers may enroll in Lifeline. Lifeline service is non-transferable and limited to one per household. Documentation of income or program participation may be required for enrollment.