The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching an agency website. This will be the first of its kind in the history of the agency.
Veterans will now be able to access most services of the agency virtually on the website. They will be able to make a request for veteran eligibility status, education tuition waivers, medical travel reimbursements, registrations as well as other benefits. Family members of veterans will also be able to request burial reimbursements if they find themselves in that situation.
In addition to services, veterans and their families will be able to view policies related to the office, see changes to local and federal benefits and entitlements, and keep track of upcoming events.
Director Patrick Farrell credits the hard work and patience of Erskin Hansen of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Information Technology for the creation of the website.
“We suggested what we would like for the website to look like and what we wanted it to accomplish, and he just went to work on it. We are very grateful for his assistance.
“Because of his work, we can make our contribution to Governor Bryan’s quest to digitize the Virgin Islands Government,” said Farrell.
Veterans and their family members can access the website at https://veterans.vi.gov
If there are questions, please reach out to the VI Office of Veterans Affairs by calling 774-8387/ 773-8387 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before coming to the office. Contacting the VA prior to coming to the office will help people to take advantage of the “Safer at Home” recommendation currently in place.