Federal Benefit Programs
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Supported Employment
The VA San Diego Healthcare System announced a new program which
is seeking OEF/OIF veterans with mild-to-moderate TBI who are currently
unemployed and are interested in returning to the workforce. This
grant-funded program will help you with job seeking activities as well
as providing local on-going support during employment.
If you are interested contact Amber Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (619) 228-8080. The WAVE Clinic is located at 4525 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120.
New Source of Online Benefit Information
The DVA has partnered with other DoD components to create a
one-stop source of benefit information and personal data for veterans
and their dependents. The website www.ebenefits.va.gov
is available now. Signing on for "premium" registation can take up to a
week, but "basic" registration is relatively quick. With "premium"
registration you will be able to check on the status of your
compensation and pension, view your DVA payment history, apply for the
home loan certificate of eligibility, and request copies of your
military record. Your premium registration information will come in a
letter from Department of Defense, Human Resources Activity, Defense
Manpower Data Center about a week after you make your online request.
Follow the directions in the letter to complete your registration.
Note: your user name may change to firstname.lastname (all in lower case) after registration.
The DVA website is www.va.gov
Here are some helpful phone numbers:
- DVA Certification Center/Enrollment Verification 1-877-823-2378
- DVA Health Resource Center 1-877-222-8387
- DVA Hotline/DVA San Diego 1-800-827-1000
- DVA Regional Processing Office, Muskogee, OK 1-888-442-4551
- Vocational Rehabilitation (619) 400-5471