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When You Turn 50: A Milestone for Your Health

Some say 50 is the youth of old age. There are steps you can take to ensure you have many healthy years ahead. Learn about tests and vaccines you need to stay in tip-top health.

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Your Mobile Phone

Whether you're working off a few pounds or want a more active lifestyle, VA’s MOVE! Coach app (available on Android and iPhone) can help. Use tools in the mobile app to help you meet your health goals. Learn more.

Get Your VA Health Record Quickly and Easily

As a Veteran, one of your benefits is seeing your VA health information anytime, anyplace. All you need is a computer or mobile phone with internet. Your VA health record can help you better manage your health and save time. Learn more.


Prescription Refill Options – What’s Right for You

Do you receive VA prescription medicines? Do you know your refill options? VA provides safe and effective ways to refill prescriptions. Manage your prescriptions from VA by phone, mail, or online.

Managing Crohn’s Disease with Healthy Living

You can lead a full life even if you have Crohn’s disease. By planning and working with support groups, you can find ways to cope. And you may even help others who have Crohn’s disease. 

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If You Are New to My HealtheVet

Make sure that you can use all the best features of My HealtheVet. A Premium account gives Veterans the highest level of access to My HealtheVet features. Use online tools to manage your health care better today. Learn more.

VA Benefits Bulletin

August 2018

Back to School -- Not Just for the Kids

Are you enrolled, or do you plan to enroll, in school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill this year? If so, check out your estimated monthly housing allowance using the GI Bill Comparison Tool. Beginning August 1, 2018, VA will calculate monthly housing payments using the zip code of the campus you physically attend for most of your classes, which may be different than the actual school location. 

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VetSuccess on Campus

VA understands that making the transition to college life can be challenging for Veterans. Want to succeed and thrive as a college student? The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program can help you and your qualified dependents do just that.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

The internet has made our lives easier in many ways. In some cases, tasks that used to take weeks and days, now take hours or minutes. Unfortunately, these new conveniences can sometimes be exploited by scammers and criminals so it’s vital to learn how to protect your identity. Additionally, there's helpful information from the Federal Trade Commission on how to avoid modern scams and fraud.  

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Farm Loans and USDA Support for Veterans

Are you interested in a career in agriculture? Whether you want to run your own farm or work for USDA, there are programs, support and resources available to get you started.

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The Appeals Process is Changing? It's True!

To improve service to Veterans, on August 23, 2017, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 was passed. This new law makes it faster and easier to resolve disagreements with VA decisions. The new law becomes effective in February 2019, however some Veterans with a pending disability compensation appeal may take advantage of the new law’s options under the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program.  

Stay up to date on Veteran employment information

Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update or view the latest Veteran unemployment numbers.

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