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Learn how eBenefits can help veterans receiving money from the VA.

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What Are eBenefits for Veterans?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has put together an online platform for veterans to conveniently access their VA benefits and other helpful information. This platform is intended to be an easy-to-use website that gives veterans more options for handling their benefits in a way that best works for them. If the process sounds too difficult, veterans can also request an accredited VA representative to advise or help prepare and submit any needed documentation.

How eBenefits Can Help Veterans

This service is very beneficial for veterans because it gives them a secure place to access many resources about their VA income and other topics. Depending on what veterans want to do with the website, they can pick from either a Basic or Premium account.

Here, veterans can find online versions of all necessary paperwork for disability compensation and a variety of benefits available to them. They can track the status of their VA benefits and pension claims, appeals, and view payment history. Veterans will have access to a customizable dashboard and the National Resource Directory, which comes with links and resources on an array of subjects.

Veterans who were diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for VA compensation. To find out if you qualify, speak with a patient advocate today.

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What Veterans Can Do With eBenefits

eBenefits is a platform that gives veterans an abundance of options for managing other aspects of their lives as well as VA income. Other things a veteran has when they use the eBenefits website:

  • A secure spot for VA letters, military records, and personnel files
  • An official location to update contact and direct deposit information
  • Extra features for managing health records, appointments, prescriptions, and products (hearing aid batteries, prosthetic socks, etc.)
  • Home Loan management section where one can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility and check the status of a SAH claim
  • Resume builder
  • Job board
  • Ability to manage life insurance coverage and update beneficiaries
  • Access to a VA representative for any additional assistance

Who Else Can Use eBenefits?

Veterans aren’t the only ones with access to eBenefits. Service members and family may use the online portal as well.

Service members can:

  • Apply for benefits
  • View insurance information
  • Utilize the eLearning Center for the online transition assistance program
  • Access Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits
  • Enlist in service member out-of-pocket medical expenses (CCD)
  • Produce VA home loan Certificate of Eligibility

Family members can:

  • View status of compensation and pension claims
  • Access health information, VA payment history, and GI Bill enrollment status

Accessing eBenefits

Firstly, veterans, service members, or family members who wish to access the eBenefits website must get a DS Logon or Common Access Card (CAC) from the VA. You can register for an account online. Basic accounts will have limited access, so depending on your needs, you can sign up for a Premium account by answering a few questions for the VA.

Veterans with mesothelioma can take action without affecting their benefits.

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Do I Qualify for Veterans Benefits?

A service member or veteran could qualify for compensation from the VA if they’d gotten sick or injured during their time of service in the military. You may be eligible for benefits for physical conditions (like mesothelioma or other cancers) and mental health conditions (like PTSD) that were made worse or developed during service.

Next Steps

eBenefits enable veterans, service members, and their families to better manage their VA income and other helpful information and resources. Would eBenefits make managing VA income easier for you?

Author: Jen Verta – Last Edited: May 14, 2020

Sources

eBenefits. (2020). About VA/DoD eBenefits. Retrieved on April 24th, 2020 from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/about

eBenefits. (2020). Managing VA/DoD eBenefits. Retrieved on April 24th, 2020 from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/manage

eBenefits. (2020). Policies. Retrieved on April 24th, 2020 from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/about/policies

MilitaryBenefits. (2020). Using eBenefits Online. Retrieved on April 24th, 2020 from https://militarybenefits.info/ebenefits/

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2020). VA Disability Compensation. Retrieved on April 24th, 2020 from https://www.va.gov/disability/