Last week a Veteran reached out to us through our Get Assistance tool. The Veteran had a very specific request and even shared with us their address. They needed Notice of Veteran Disability documentation showing their percentage of disability and the amount of pension they were receiving for it, and they needed it fast. Well, Alabama Veteran doesn’t have access to sensitive documentation like that.
Need a copy of Notice of Disability showing percentage of disability and amount of pension. My address is.....
But, we were able to send the Veteran in the right direction to get what they need immediately. Do you know about eBenefits?
eBenefits (www.eBenefits.va.gov) is an online tool that give Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families instant access to DoD and VA benefits information and documentation.
If you are a Veteran, or if you are helping a Veteran, that needs access to important documentation or information eBenefits is the answer. There are 2 types of logins to the Site, a “Basic Account” and a “Premium Account”. The Veteran or family member can set up a “Basic Account” by simply visiting the site. However, the “Premium Account” takes a little more effort, see below for directions.
To get a “Premium Account,” call 1(800) 827-1000, option 1, then 7 to get an e-Benefits Representative. They will verify your:
Premium accounts are for those currently receiving Compensation, Pension, or Education benefits. (past benefits don’t qualify). Upgrades to Premium are done via phone, and rather efficiently once connected.