What is VA doing?

VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans, their families, health care providers, and staff in the face of this emerging health risk. We are working directly with the CDC and other federal partners to monitor the outbreak of the virus.

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Commissaries are requiring customers to wear some form of face coverings to enter the building.  This policy falls in-line with the 5 April 2020 DoD guidance mandating all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities to wear face coverings when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in public areas or work centers.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) face covering policy is aligned with local Command requirements.  Installations requiring face coverings to enter Exchange facilities are posting signs on their doors.  All Navy Exchange (NEX) associates and patrons worldwide are required to wear face coverings in all Navy Exchanges.

VA Partners with Treasury to Deliver Economic Impact Payments to Veterans and Survivors

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working directly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department to ensure delivery of ‘Economic Impact Payments’ to Veterans and survivors who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments from VA without additional paperwork or IRS filings.  LEARN MORE


Economic Impact Payments


If you have eligible dependents and did not file 2018 or 2019 tax returns, you must act by May 5 to get the full amount of your Economic Impact Payment quickly. Additional VA debt & copay financial relief options here.