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VA National Cemetery Interment

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery.

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Veteran’s Claim Forms Found in Storage Unit

The Virginia Department of Veteran Services and a Virginia Legislative Committee press release referring to them finding a storage facility belonging to a former employee of DVS.  It contained claims for veterans.  The facility was approximately 1,000 cubic feet and the paper work filled the facility from floor almost to the ceiling.  The number of claims involved is unknown and who has POA is unknown.  DVS is reviewing them claim by claim and verifying if the claim was filed and who has current POA.  This will be put on the Department Website