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Veteran's Voice

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately


 VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, EffectiveImmediately

 

VA Will Now Determine Eligibility Using Driving Distance

WASHINGTON  – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the

VA Extends Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

                
VA Extends Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury
Contracts Awarded to Assisted Living Providers
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end in 2014, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”) extended this program through October 2017.

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans


New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

Committee Makes Recommendation to VA Secretary

WASHINGTON – Four new members have been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the Secretary on issues and programs affecting women Veterans. Established in 1983, the Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary for administrative and legislative changes. 

“Women have made significant contributions to the safety and security of our great Nation.

VA Makes Gains in Faster Disability Claims Processing




 VA Makes Gains in Faster Disability Claims Processing

Backlog Reduced 67 Percent Under New Automation and Process Improvements

 

Washington – The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.

The major transformation effort to apply new technology and process solutions has paid off at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  It reduced its inventory of backlogged claims from a high of 611,000 claims in March of 2013 to fewer than 200,000 this week, while at the same time improving decision quality.

VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility

                


                  VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility
Eligibility criteria for 40 miles calculation would change to driving distance
Washington -- In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a Veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight line distance to driving distance.

Requirement of Standardized Claim, Appeal Forms

                

 
Requirement of Standardized Claim, Appeal Forms
Simplifies Application Process for Veterans
 Washington – With the goal of making the application process easier and more efficient for our Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Veterans seeking disability benefits to use standardized claim and appeal forms. These standardized forms guide Veterans to clearly state the symptoms or conditions for which they are seeking benefits and provide the information necessary for VA to start processing their claims and appeals.

VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor


VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

March 17, 2015, 02:01:00 PM


 

VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Health Care

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Effective 2015, VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs and copayment responsibilities.

A Note from the President of Disabled Vet Assistance

A Note from the President of Disabled Vet Assistance
 
 
I started my website several years ago in order to assist my fellow Veterans with access to information that can assist them with their service-connected claims. It continues to be an honor to serve each and every Veteran through my website and I will continue to keep it as up-to date as possible. I welcome any suggestions you may have to further improve my website in order to better assist my fellow Veterans. I want to thank each and every one who has taking the time to view and use the services that my website offers.

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $169 Billion VA Budget

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $169 Billion VA Budget
February 2, 2015, 01:57:00 PM


 Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $169 Billion VA Budget
WASHINGTON – The President has proposed a $168.8 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in fiscal year 2016. The proposed budget will support VA goals to expand access to timely, high quality health care and benefits, continue the transformation of VA into a Veteran-centric department and end homelessness among Veterans.

Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status

Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status
February 4, 2015, 01:55:00 PM


 Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status
Recommendation Made by VA Employee, 2013 SAVE Award Winner
 
Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy.
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