For veterans living within or near tribal communities, it can sometimes be difficult to receive representation for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit claims. VA has tried to help with this through a rule change in the Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR 14.628). This change will allow eligible tribal organizations to become accredited by VA. It is believed that accredited tribal organizations can provide Veterans with better, more culturally competent services. VA invites all interested tribal organizations to consider beginning the process of becoming a VSO. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog and visit the VA website.
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