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Federal Benefit Programs

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Supported Employment

The VA San Diego Healthcare System announced a new program which is seeking OEF/OIF veterans with mild-to-moderate TBI who are currently unemployed and are interested in returning to the workforce. This grant-funded program will help you with job seeking activities as well as providing local on-going support during employment.

If you are interested contact Amber Gregory (amber.gregory@va.gov) or call (619) 228-8080. The WAVE Clinic is located at 4525 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120.


New Source of Online Benefit Information

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The DVA has partnered with other DoD components to create a one-stop source of benefit information and personal data for veterans and their dependents. The website www.ebenefits.va.gov is available now. Signing on for "premium" registation can take up to a week, but "basic" registration is relatively quick. With "premium" registration you will be able to check on the status of your compensation and pension, view your DVA payment history, apply for the home loan certificate of eligibility, and request copies of your military record. Your premium registration information will come in a letter from Department of Defense, Human Resources Activity, Defense Manpower Data Center about a week after you make your online request. Follow the directions in the letter to complete your registration. Note: your user name may change to firstname.lastname (all in lower case) after registration.

The DVA website is www.va.gov

Here are some helpful phone numbers:

  • DVA Certification Center/Enrollment Verification 1-877-823-2378
  • DVA Health Resource Center 1-877-222-8387
  • DVA Hotline/DVA San Diego 1-800-827-1000
  • DVA Regional Processing Office, Muskogee, OK 1-888-442-4551
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (619) 400-5471