Vet Resources

#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.

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Claims Received by August 9 Eligible for 12 Months of Backdated Compensation

There’s no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits. But if you file your PACT Act claim—or quickly submit your intent to file—on or before August 9, 2023, you may receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022, if approved. So don’t wait, apply today. 

File a disability claim online

Learn how to submit your intent to file


Upcoming Events




Brick by Brick Esports Stream – Jul 19
9th Annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans – Jul 22
Hampton Veterans Job Fair – Jul 27
G.I. Jobs Virtual Job Fair – Jul 27
San Antonio Veterans Job Fair – Jul 27
Dept of Labor: Discussion on Black Veterans and Good Jobs – Jul 25
Dept of Labor: Discussion on Current Black Veteran Employment – Jul 27

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Altoona PACT Act Enrollment Fair – Jul 20
Charleston Summer VetFest – Jul 20
Dickson County PACT Act Summer VetFest – Jul 20
Rocky Mountain Regional VetFest – Jul 21
VA Pacific Islands VetFest – Jul 22
Oklahoma City PACT Act Resource Fair – Jul 22
Philadelphia PACT Act Carnival & Fair – Jul 22

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Seeking Veterans in Need of Custom Adaptations, Specialized Assistive Devices

The Quality of Life (QL+) Program is seeking Veterans with disabilities who would benefit from having custom specialized devices built for them to help with their active lifestyle or simply to enhance their everyday life.


Hear from Veterans about their experiences with a substance use disorder and how they faced the challenges with mental health support.

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Discounted Park Tickets on

Veterans get exclusive discounts on admission to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and more. Sign up for to verify your Veteran status and access your theme park deals. Plus, enjoy savings on hotels, rental cars, live sports, concerts and more. Don’t book travel or entertainment without checking ShopVCS first!


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Call 1-800-MyVA411 to report harassment or sexual assault at VA

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‘Reflecting Back’ – Military Memories Competition. Your Chance to Win $250!

“In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your subsequent life and career?”

Last month’s $250 & $50 winners

View all entries

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Veterans Can Now File Supplemental Claims Online

Veterans can now file supplemental claims online at Filing a supplemental claim is an option for Veterans who disagree with a previously denied claim decision regarding disability compensation or pension benefits. 


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10 Podcasts for Veterans

Check out this list of 10 podcasts that focus on Veterans’ issues. Do you have a favorite Veteran podcast or radio show? Click the link and leave your recommendations in the comments section of the article.


Veteran Jobs

Technology & Engineering

Sr Network Engineer (Santa Monica, CA)
MorphGroup – FMV/Imagery Analyst, TS/SCI Required (NC)

Agriculture & Technical Jobs

Service Technician I (Mequon, WI) 
Industrial Maintenance Technician (Nashville, TN)
Supply Chain Manager (Florence, KY)

Social Services & Medical

County of Hawaii – Police Officer I Recruit (HI)
Brown County – Correctional Officer (WI)
Administrative Specialist (US Army TAP) (Fort Novosel, AL; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Moore, GA)
Career Counselor (US Army TAP) (Fort Carson,CO; Fort Meade MD; Fort Moore, GA; Fort Stewart, GA; Fort Shafter, HI)
Career Counselor SFAC (US Army TAP) (Fort Moore, GA; Walter Reed NMMC/NSA Bethesda, MD; Schofield Barracks, HI)
Education Counselor (US Army TAP) (Fort Carson,CO; JB Langley-Eustis, VA; Schofield Barracks, HI)
Financial Counselor (US Army TAP) (Fort Moore, GA)
MRI Tech (Denver CO)
Installation Liaison Officer (US Army TAP) (Fort Carson, CO)