Filipino vets availing of US benefits can now apply online

The US Embassy in Manila announced in a press statement that 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.”

Internet-savvy relatives of eligible veterans are asked to go to the U.S. Embassy website: to access the application form, fill them up and submit on or before February 16, 2010.

“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,” the US Embassy press statement said.

“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  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,” the statement added. (MindaNews)