In 1917, when the government first established a guideline for veterans benefits, it took time and a lot of snail mail to find out what benefits you were eligible for, and then an even longer wait to actually receive them. Thankfully, in the digital world we live in today, there are online programs like VONAPP that speed that process up.
VONAPP, or Veterans Online Application, allows for service members and beneficiaries to claim their benefits faster than ever. Using this service, you can apply for benefits like compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, or burial benefits. You can also report the status of dependents, file a claim for an increase in your service-connected disability, report a new disability, claim an ancillary benefit, or see if you are eligible for a special monthly pension.
Signing up for this program is both free and relatively easy, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting your account started. VONAPP walks you through the process step-by-step as a first-time user, allowing you to go at your own pace. You can come back to your application at any time or upload any supporting documents to your personal file that you might need.
All you need is a computer and a web browser and you’re on your way to using VONAPP and its related resources. If you don’t happen to have a computer you can also go to a local library or a cyber cafe to use the service, just remember to log out of VONAPP when you’re done!
Using VONAPP isn’t for everyone, but it’s a good idea to explore every opportunity you can to receive your benefits. Give yourself a leg up on getting your benefits faster by taking advantage of online resources like VONAPP.
Note: Do not use VONAPP to submit a previous claim if you’ve already done so on paper and it is still processing. It could potentially hinder that claim.