Sealaska releases information on Native veteran land allotments

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska has released information on the next step regarding the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Land Allotment Act.

    On March 12 the Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans Land Allotment Act was approved via the Dingell Act. Alaska Native Vietnam era veterans who served between Aug. 5, 1964, and Dec. 31, 1971, are eligible to apply for a land allotment.

    The Bureau of Land Management has established a website with additional details and FAQs, found at this link.

    Before applications can be accepted by BLM, the new law requires that within 180 days of enactment, the Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs, prepare a list of potential applicants based on their service dates.

    If you believe that you are eligible under the act you can update your address with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Enrollment Verification
    907.271.4506

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
    907.334.0874

     

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