COVID-19 Related News

There are a few important notes for Veterans related to COVID-19 (Corona Virus).

The Internal Revenue Service today issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

Their $1,200 payments will be issued soon and, in order to add the $500 per eligible child amount to these payments, the IRS needs the dependent information before the payments are issued. Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount will be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.

For additional information visit the IRS Website.

All Disabled Vets Who Lost Employment Eligible for $250 Grant from DAV.  Service-connected disabled veterans who lost employment because of the corona-virus pandemic can apply for $250 grants from Disabled American Veterans. DAV aims to raise $2.5 million toward the unemployment relief program and to give that to veterans facing a loss in wages though the end of April, he said. The grants – made possible through donations from the American public and corporate sponsors – are intended to help veterans pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families. Veterans can apply for a DAV unemployment grant, which will be issued on a first-come first-serve basis, at the DAV website page.

Numerous Department level events have been cancelled due to the restrictions in place by the State of Virginia.  To see the current status of all programs and activities, visit the Department of Virginia Website.