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April 29, 2021 – Veterans and their families must now go to VA.gov to access their benefits starting on April 30th.  The purpose of going through this site is so Veterans and their families only have to go through one website instead of using multiple website locations to review their status or benefits information.  The Veterans Administration is asking Veterans to begin logging on to the VA.gov site using their current Digital Service (DS) logon or create a new account.  Veterans can create a new account using ID.me.  Ebenefits will continue to function until March 31, 2022, until Veterans have had the opportunity to complete claims started on the new platform.  The VA states, VA.gov, will become the single source solution to access VA benefits and service information online.

Reference: VA.gov site becomes central login for assessing benefits, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, News Releases, April 29, 2021, https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5660

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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