VA Benefits After Irma
VA has mechanisms to help veterans receive their benefit payments if their normal mail cannot be delivered: (1) Veterans can sign up for direct deposit on eBenefits; (2) Veterans can call 1-800-827-1000 to sign up for direct deposit; and (3) the Direct Express Cardless Benefit Access program is offering beneficiaries who use Direct Express and reside in the affected area the option to obtain cash without their card, up to $1,000. VA has guidance for Veteran borrowers who are participating in the VA home loan program and have experienced a natural disaster. Veterans participating in VR&E services programs may be eligible for up to two additional months of the Employment Adjustment Allowance. Contact your assigned VR&E counselor. VA will consider school attendance as continuous and payments will not be affected. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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