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How do you use the VA's E-benefits service?

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You can use the VA's E-benefits service by registering for a DS login. Once you're registered and able to log into your account, you can perform a variety of self-service tasks and apply for benefits such as disability compensation.

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You can register for a free basic account or a paid premium account. The VA's E-service website is secure, and provides you with a personalized dashboard to customize your preferences. You also have access to the National Resource Directory to find links to resources on a variety of subject matters.

Tasks you can perform on E-Benefits included adding or removing a dependent, accessing health care options and reviewing the education and pension benefits. The benefits you can manage through E-service including checking on the status of a claim, obtain a certificate for eligibility for a loan, changing your personal contacts or direct deposit information, uploading supporting documentation and managing your military personnel file.

The E-benefits service allows you to manage health benefits such as the ability to share your VA medical records, refill your prescriptions, schedule and manage your VA appointments, and manage your Tricare health insurance. The E-service portal gives you access to information about benefits such as education, housing, insurance, pension and you can learn about the requirements for filing for disability compensation.

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