VA to award $4.5 million to help prevent and end Veteran homelessness in North Florida

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will award 5 community organizations totaling approximately $4.5 million under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program. Community organizations are in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Starke, Ocala, and Lake City.   The GPD Program provides funding to community organizations that provide transitional housing and supportive services for homeless Veterans, with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels…

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How to Get Better Results when you call the VA.

Have a question about your claim? Often, your only option is to call the VA phone number.  It’s the toll-free number (1-800-827-1000) that we all love to hate. If you need to check you claim status please call the following numbers. Here are the list of numbers that we know it works. VA Manila Regional Office Landline Numbers: 02-8550-3888 / 02-9550-3888 ( Ask for admin side, then ask for claim…

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How to get US Phone Number using Google Voice.

To create an account with ebenefits.va.gov and/or VA.gov account, you have to have a US phone number. To overcome this problem we suggest to use the free google voice account granted the you have a gmail account with google. With Google Voice, you get a free phone number for calls, text messages, and voicemail. You can use the apps on smartphones and computers, and you can link your number to…

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VBA seeks sources, RFI, for Medical Disability Examinations

VA is continuously making efforts to improve the care and benefits and conditions for our nation’s Veterans. Among those is the continuous effort to improve VBA’s disability compensation process, including Medical Disability Examinations (MDE). VBA has published a SOURCES SOUGHT/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) for a potential MDE. The MDE contract is VBA’s mechanism in determining the extent of a Veteran’s disability and the disability rating that is warranted. Veterans know…

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