Veterans Administration Updates

April 19th 2023

Get Your Free Veteran ID Card

Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks, Other Public Lands

Your service can get you free event tickets and entry to national parks, discounts from retailers, restaurants, hotels, recreational activities and many other perks. Learn how you can get your free official Veteran ID card and easily show your Veteran status.

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Veterans, Gold Star Families get free lifetime pass to national parks, wildlife refuges, other public lands 

March 23rd 2023

Enroll in the New VALife Program Now

VA’s newest life insurance program, Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife), increases access to life insurance for more service-connected Veterans than ever before. Enrollment for VALife opened on Jan. 1, 2023, for Veterans age 80 or under with any level of service-connected disability (0-100%). Veterans age 81 or over may also qualify if they meet certain conditions.

In most cases, VALife premium rates are competitive with, or better than, similar private sector guaranteed acceptance programs. VALife rates will not increase for the life of the policy and are not based on medical conditions. Instead, rates are based on a Veteran’s age upon enrollment and the coverage amount selected. Learn more about VALife coverage and how to apply today!

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October 6th 2022

Pact Act Legislation

If you’ve heard about the new Veteran Burn Pit legislation (PACT Act) and have questions – please visit or download these frequently asked questions. Vietnam Era, Gulf War, and Post 9/11 Veterans are all likely eligible for enhanced benefits and services such as a toxic exposure screening, health care, and disability compensation on 20+ new presumptive conditions. You may also call 1-800-MyVA411 and press 0 to speak to a VA representative immediately.  Download the PACT Act Survivors Benefits PDF  

July 19th 2022

VA Launches Improved Access to Care Website

WASHINGTON, DC — Based on Veteran feedback and VA Secretary Denis McDonough’s commitment to ensuring timely access to care, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched an improved Access to Care website that now offers a simplified, user-friendly experience to make it easier for Veterans to make informed decisions as they plan their health care appointments.

Effective July 19, Veterans and the public will be able to see Veteran experience information for care delivered through VA facilities and will have a clearer view of average wait times, with more detailed information on available health care services and specialties.

“VA is listening to Veterans, incorporating their feedback and reviewing access to care across the organization,” said Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Performing the Delegable Duties of the Under Secretary for Health Steven L. Lieberman, M.D. “As a national leader in health care access and transparency, this change in the presentation of Veteran-facing information ensures Veterans receive the world-class care they have earned and deserve.”

The new Access to Care website also ensures that as VA sites transition to a new electronic health record management system, Veterans will have information on timeliness for care at those facilities.