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VA resumes in-person benefits services halted by the COVID-19 response

 WASHINGTON — The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the reestablishment of in-person benefits services in select locations throughout the country.  Currently, there are 10 regional offices (RO) open to the public and more are expected to reopen in the coming weeks as reopening phases will vary by RO and local conditions.  “During the last few months, VA… Read more
VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award nearly $15 million to 119 national, regional and community programs, headquartered in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Programs funded through these grants will offer adaptive sports and activities to more than 13,000 Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Included… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program provides regulatory relief in response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that VA is allowing home mortgage loan deferments for Veterans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 national emergency. In Executive Order 13924 President Trump directed federal agencies to rescind, modify, waive, or provide exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery. Many Veterans… Read more
Bremerton International Emergency Service Training Center

Attention Veteran Business Owners: Architectural and Engineering Services/Training Tower Improvements RFQ and RFP

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Proposal 2020-TRNGTWR-KRC-JMG-01 Architectural and Engineering Services Training Tower Improvements Kitsap Readiness Response Center, Joint Management Group (KRC-JMG) Bremerton International Emergency Service Training Center 5151 LindenStreet, Bremerton, WA 98312 SOQ with Proposal Due 2:00 p.m., October 12th, 2020 The Kitsap Readiness Response Center, Joint Management Group (KRC-JMG) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications and Proposal from qualified… Read more
IRS Military Veterans

IRS Reopens Registration for Economic Impact Payment for Veterans Beneficiaries Who Didn’t Receive $500 Per Qualified Child

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened the registration period for claiming an Economic Impact Payment. Individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits – but didn’t receive the $500 payment per child earlier this year – can still file for the $500 payment. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Eligibility Federal benefit recipients can… Read more
Veterans Damage

VA offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. The department recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries are negatively impacted by the wildfires and hurricanes prompting the offering of financial debt relief. “Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the natural… Read more