Since 2004, the VFW has provided more than $5 million supporting Veterans and military families who face an unexpected financial hardship related to their military service. The VFW program can directly pay eligible expenses with no obligation of repayment. VFW also provides referrals to other organizations should additional assistance be required.
On April 3rd, the VA began implementing the president's directive to extend or suspend all VA Debt Collection due to COVID-19. Joseph Schmitt, director of VA's Debt Management Center, and Jason Hoge, director of operations, break down what this means in this week's Borne the Battle.
COVID-19 VA Financial Relief Actions and Time Limit Extensions
VA is providing options for Veterans and claimants to specifically request extensions on filing dates and requested evidence dates, as well as rescheduling of examinations and hearings. VA is also taking steps to provide Veterans and claimants with financial relief.