Visit the eBenefits portal of the Veterans' Administration website to update direct deposit information, according to the agency's website. Click the link for Direct Deposit and Contact Information Update, then use account information to log in or register for an account. This feature allows users to update payment and contact information for VA benefits, as well as for education benefits.
Veterans with disabilities or diseases that resulted from military service or were further aggravated by military service are eligible to receive monthly VA compensation benefits, notes the agency's website. In addition to this requirement, eligible veterans must have a current mental or physical disability, and there must be a link between a veteran's current disability and the injury obtained or illness acquired during military service.
To apply for benefits, the VA recommends that veterans appoint an accredited veterans service officer to help in the application process. A veteran can also appoint a claims agent or an attorney to act on his behalf. Alternatively, veterans may apply independently through the eBenefits portal. To apply, veterans should first select the type of compensation benefits that are necessary. Next, veterans should complete the application and upload supporting documents. Finally, veterans should submit the claim.
Veterans can track submitted claims throughout the review and approval process, notes the VA. Online veterans can add or remove dependents from compensation awards, request a representative for VA claims, and release medical records to the VA. Veterans can also view VA benefits payment histories and see details about compensation medical exams.