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Veterans in some parts of the country can again receive benefits at VA facilities where in-person services had been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced earlier this month that services would resume at 11 regional offices right away, with more opening in the near future. The extent of these openings will depend upon local conditions.

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“We have robust safety measures in placed that will allow us to resume in-person services while protecting the health and safety of veterans, their families, and our team members who serve them,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.

Veterans visiting VA facilities would be required to follow social-distancing protocols, wear face coverings and use hand sanitizer. Sick veterans are advised to stay home.

Veterans who wish to gain access to their benefits virtually can continue to do so. Information regarding claims filing and benefits access is available on the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) web site, or by calling (800) 827-1000.

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