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eBenefits Site Tour

our navigation so you can easily find what you need. Here is our new navigation:

"Apply for Benefits,", "Check Your Statuses," "Access Your Documents," and "Browse Benefits Links."

Plus, you can see a personal information bar once you log in.

Let's review some of the most important features. On our homepage, you can check out the latest news about eBenefits' features.

Let's face it, keeping track of benefits information can be complicated.

Come to "Browse Benefits Links" to see the big list of all the benefits to which you might be entitled.

When you're ready to apply for these benefits, log in to your account, then go to "Apply for Benefits"

to begin your application. This is where popular items like VONAPP

and the VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility can be found. Checking Status is one

of the key self-service features on eBenefits. You'll find it on our main navigation. From this page,

you can check your Compensation and Pension Claims Status, Payment History, Appeals Status,

and more. With a Premium account, Veterans and Service members can access their documents.

For example, you can find your DD-214, Civil Service Preference letter, and other documents

from your official military personnel file. You can also request benefits information

from your state's Veterans Affairs office. Once you log in, you will have access to your

"Personal Dashboard." This is where you can manage your eBenefits profile as well as your

contact and direct deposit information. The dashboard is a quick way to get to your self-service

features. With a Premium account you'll have access to your claims status, appeals

information, insurance accounts, and many other features. The "Message Center" contains

links to recent messages sent to you by eBenefits or other VA or DoD service groups. You may

want to check that no one else is using your account. Go to "Account Activity" to see a record

of log in dates and pages that have been viewed. On "Favorite Benefits Links," you can select

and save favorite links within eBenefits and even save links to sites outside of eBenefits.

Need to jump back to a self-service feature you were using earlier in your current session?

"Recently Viewed" will help you get there. Our redesign is based on input from Veterans and

Service members, and we'd like to hear from you. Please send us feedback through our online

surveys or just send us a note. Thanks for checking out the new eBenefits.

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