Various Updates and Changes you might need to know in response to COVID-19

StatesideLegal understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a particularly stressful time for those with military experience and their families. With that in mind, this page is here to give you information on resource changes that may affect you and have occurred in response to COVID-19.  We will post information and updates as we become aware of them, including links to sources so you can assess and adapt as necessary.

As always, we wish you and your family well.  Be safe. Be healthy.





Changes in Military and Federal Resources

The VA has announced plans to return to in-person compensation and pension exams at some VA Medical Centers within the next few weeks. Below is a list of the approved locations so far. Other locations may be added as time goes by.  The following approved locations include: 

  • White River Junction VA Medical Center, VT
  • Syracuse VAMC, NY
  • Erie VAMC, PA
  • Hershel “Woody” Williams VAMC, WV
  • Salem VA Healthcare System (HCS), VA
  • Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, SC
  • West Palm Beach VAMC, FL
  • James H. Quillen VA HCS, TN
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, OH
  • Tomah VAMC, WI
  • William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison VAMC, WI
  • Kansas City VAMC, MO
  • Central Arkansas Veterans HCS, AR
  • South Texas VA HCS, TX
  • Fort Harrison VAMC, MT
  • Puget Sound VAMC, WA
  • Boise VAMC, ID
  • VA Southern Nevada HCS, NV
  • VA Southern Arizona HCS, AZ
  • Fargo HCS, ND


If your VA Medical Center is not listed above, telehealth appointments will continue to be available to you or the VA may conduct a review of existing medical records to provide information needed to complete the claim. 



Veterans who are scheduled to have an in-person exam at one of the listed centers but don't feel comfortable yet with in-person exams can choose to schedule their exam for a later date without impact to their disability claim. The VA stated that, "No final action will be taken on a claim while a required in-person exam is pending."


For further information please read the full announcement here.