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On-line application form now available for Filipino WWII veterans new benefit

Filipino World War II veterans applying to receive their benefit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 may now access the application form online. Eligible veterans should go to the U.S. Embassy website: http://manila.usembassy.gov to access the application form.

Applications are now being accepted and will continue to be accepted until February 16, 2010. Those applications being mailed from within the Philippines may be mailed with required supporting documents, and should be sent to:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1131 Roxas Blvd.

0930 Manila, Philippines

Veterans needing assistance with their application may request an appointment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Manila Regional Office by calling (2) 528-2500 within Metro Manila or 1 800 1888 5252 toll free, or via e-mail at https://iris.va.gov. In many instances, any assistance you may need to complete the application can be provided by calling these numbers and you will not need to appear in- person.

For additional information including eligibility requirements and required supporting documents for your application, go to “Frequently Asked Questions” located on our U.S. Embassy website at: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwhs581.html.#