VA to Aid Attorneys/Advocates Seeking Electronic Access to Vet Files at NOVA Spring Conference

VA Reps Offer 3-Day Assistance with SEP Sign-Up at NOVA’s Spring Conference

Washington, D.C. – The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) is proud to report that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials will lead two special sessions at NOVA’s 2015 Spring Conference, educating attorneys and advocates on how best to use the VA’s new electronic benefits (e-Benefits) system. This year, NOVA’s Spring Conference takes place in San Francisco from April 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Financial District.

Gaining electronic access for attorneys and advocates has long been a top priority of NOVA’s leadership. For the first time at a NOVA conference, Robert T. Reynolds, VA Director of Benefits Assistance Service, will address attendees of the New Practitioner Session held on Thursday, April 16, prior to the two-day general session. His presentation will focus on electronic access through e-Benefits and the Stakeholder Enterprise Portal (SEP).

In support of this session, VA representatives will be available throughout the three-day conference to help those who wish to register for SEP access and to answer questions regarding SEP and e-Benefits. Frank Bryceland, Kevin Secor, and a third VA representative will staff a table in the exhibitor’s area, lending their expertise and assisting interested parties with SEP sign-up.

Additionally, NOVA is pleased to welcome back Thomas J. Murphy, VA Director of Compensation and Pension Service, who has taken part in the past five NOVA conferences and has often spoken of the VA’s plans to make electronic access a reality. Mr. Murphy will address conference attendees on Friday, April 17, providing further insight into e-Benefits and the VA’s latest efforts to facilitate attorney and advocate access.

“NOVA has worked tirelessly on behalf of our members to secure electronic access to VA files. The VA’s generous support at NOVA’s Spring Conference is extremely beneficial for members to acquire a better understanding of how e-Benefits works and what needs to be done to get SEP access,” NOVA President Mike Viterna states.


Registration for NOVA’s 2015 Spring Conference in San Francisco is now underway. You may register for the conference directly online by clicking HERE. Or, view the official conference brochure and registration forms by clicking HERE.


January 21, 2015

Contact: Katy Whalen, Assistant Director
Tel: (202) 587-5708