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Armyvet1987

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I signed up for Ebenefits like 3 months ago and was waiting to look at my stuff rather than calling that useless zombie infested 800 number and noticed today that there wasn't anything, looking deeper into it I realized it said I need premium access. So do I really have to go to the regional office with everything and get access or is there something I can do here, ether or how long will it take to get the access and is it even wroth it to get it? Thanks.

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RO or a VAMC. You'll need photo ID so they can do the 'in person' verification. I think you can do it on the phone, too, but I didn't do that.

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Can anyone confrim that you can do it over the phone, would really help out allot...I live a good hour away from both RO and VAMC.unless I can get it done at an outpatient clinic

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I went to the VAMC, but they wouldn't do it there, at least not at the one I go to, not for the premium level for ebenefits. They only do the in-person for the myhealthevet. I had to go to the nearest RO for the ebenefits premium level. I thought the same thing and made the trip...it would give a clearer picture to me as to what is happening with my claim. Well, as it turns out in my case, it was worthless!! Yes, I have access, but there is nothing showing up with my claim. So, I sent an inquiry, got a call this morning, but does not make sense to me. The woman that called said that not all claims are posted on ebenefits, for security reasons. What the heck? I can't even imagine why my claim would pose a security question!! There are no secrets there, or with me...lol!! Just makes me wonder exactly what are they trying to keep from me? In any case, if you do go to be verified, I hope you have better luck than I did, but don't be surprised if it's not all you thought it might be!! About the only thing that getting access was good for was to obtain some military records, through a link, but even then, barely anything there...

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I can't confirm that, but it would make no sense to me, since two ID's, including one with SS # listed were required for my husband and me to obtain the premium level. We went to the Chicago RO, so don't know if another RO would be different. However, when I looked up the required information, prior to making the trip, the information given was that the ID's were required. Additionally, in the online information, they also stated a DD214 would be required. Thankfully for me, the RO I went to didn't ask for it, but just looked up my info. on their system, since I've misplaced mine and have been unable to get it from the National Records Office people. Good luck!

Can anyone confrim that you can do it over the phone, would really help out allot...I live a good hour away from both RO and VAMC.unless I can get it done at an outpatient clinic

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Any place with a Records release office should be able to do it in person.

Here is the info on registering by phone: eBenefits-Obtaining Premium Access Is About To Get Easier!by Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Beginning on May 17, certain Veterans who are in receipt of benefits from VBA via direct deposit, may be able to obtain their Premium (level 2) eBenefits accounts over the telephone. Both VA and DoD have been working together to make Premium eBenefits access easier, especially for rural Veterans. To obtain a Premium account over the telephone, Veterans must:

1) Have a record in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System or DEERS,2) Be in receipt of benefits from VBA via direct deposit,3) Correctly answer certain questions about their identity.Veterans wishing to go through this process, will be provided a menu option when calling VA's toll free number at 1-800-827-1000.

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The Earth is degenerating these days. Bribery and corruption abound.Children no longer mind their parents, every man wants to write a book,and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching. --17 different possible sources, all lacking verifiable attribution.

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M.S.Ed. Purdue University, Instructional Development and Technology, Feb. 2021

M.S. Purdue University Information Technology/InfoSec, Dec 2022

100% P/T

MDD

Spine

Radiculopathy

Sleep Apnea

Some other stuff

-------------------------------------------
B.S. Info Systems Mgt/Systems Analysis-Doane College 2008
M.S. Instructional Technology and Design- Purdue University 2021

 

(I AM NOT A RATER- I work the claims BEFORE they are rated, annotating medical evidence in your records, VA and Legal documents,  and DA/DD forms- basically a paralegal/vso/etc except that I also evaluate your records based on Caluza and try to justify and schedule the exams that you go to based on whether or not your records have enough in them to warrant those)

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