Veterans benefits tools

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Veterans benefits tools made accessible through VA.gov

Veterans seeking to access the Department of Veterans Affairs’ benefits-related, web-based features—such as filing and tracking claims—can now do so through the central VA.gov website rather than accessing other sites.

In April, the VA announced all features from the eBenefits web portal would now be housed under the VA.gov site, allowing users to log in using their current Digital Service logon or by creating a new ID.me account.

VA.gov offers veterans an enhanced site in terms of usability and security with the implementation of two-factor authentication,” said Acting VA Under Secretary for Benefits Thomas Murphy. “The most frequently used features are now readily accessible on one website, to include the ability to file a disability claim, check the status of a claim, or change direct deposit and payment history.”

The eBenefits site will remain in use through March 31, 2022, to give veterans an opportunity to complete claims started on the platform.

To directly create an ID.me account, visit ID.me and click “My Account” in the top right corner, then “Create an ID.me account.” Follow the prompts to set up multifactor authentication in your ID.me account.

Visit VA.gov for more information.