TAPS Talks: A Conversation with the VA about Managing Benefits During this Challenging Time

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Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection will discuss veterans benefits with experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs.



  • Kevin Friel, Deputy Director, Pension and Fiduciary Service in Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA)
  • Jason Hoge, Director of Operations for the Debt Management Center
  • Julie Lawrence, Chief, Treasury Education External Relations Division
  • James Ruhlman, Deputy Director for Program Management within the Veterans Benefits Administration's Education Service


Program Details

 This webinar is free and open to the public. 


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.