• Disability compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans

    On this National Vietnam War Veterans Day, VBA discusses the compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans.

  • Understanding VA’s current claims backlog environment, future growth

    VA defines backlog as the number of claims pending over 125 days. Two events have occurred that will, however, result in significant claims backlog increases in the near term.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios

    During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios, who served as a boatswain mate during Vietnam.

  • One year later, VA has processed more than half of Blue Water Navy claims

    On Jan. 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act went into law, supporting Veterans who may be eligible for benefits based on presumption of herbicide exposure. One year later, VA reflects on its progress.

  • Borne the Battle #220: Vietnam War Veteran John Burns and Iraq War Veteran David Eckert, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

    In this episode of Borne the Battle, two Veterans from two very different generations come to talk about the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.

  • VA’s collaboration with NARA digitizes Vietnam-era deck logs

    A VA and National Archives and Records Administration collaboration is helping determine ship locations and digitizing deck logs for Blue Water Navy claims.

  • Blue Water Navy Veterans received $140M in retroactive benefits in January, February

    Blue Water Navy Veterans and survivors who filed compensation claims in January and February 2020 have so far received over $140 million in retroactive benefits.

  • Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020

    Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability compensation claims now being decided. Here is what Veterans need to know about the new Blue Water Navy Act and how it may affect them.

  • VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans

    VA is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam.

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