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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.

Agent Orange report comes after years of VA denials

A new Institute of Medicine report that found veterans were exposed to Agent Orange while flying in C-123 aircraft after the Vietnam War came three years after another federal agency reached a similar conclusion.But despite a pronouncement in January 2012 by the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry that these crews' levels of exposure to dioxin were 182 times higher than acceptable amounts, representing a 200-fold risk for cancer, the Veterans Affairs Department refused to acknowledge any link between the veterans' current illnesses and a history of serving on that aircraft.

VA Announces the Appointment of New Members to Advisory Council

VA Announces the Appointment of New Members to Advisory Council
January 15, 2015, 11:40:00 AM


  
VA Announces the Appointment of New Members to Advisory Council
Gulf War-Related Brain Cancer Study Also Announced
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses.
 VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016.

Progress on the “Road to Veterans Day” Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA

Progress on the "Road to Veterans Day" Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA
November 6, 2014, 11:57:00 AM


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2014    
Progress on theRoad to Veterans Day” Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that the “Road to Veterans Day” initiative, announced on September 8th by Secretary Robert A. McDonald, has resulted in significant progress for Veterans over the past 3 months.

VA Disability Claim For Agent Orange Related Illnesses/Diseases


VA Disability Claim

For

Agent Orange Related Illnesses/Diseases

 

 

  1. Military service requirements for Agent Orange related disability claims:
    1. In the Republic of Vietnam, regardless of the length of that service, during the period of January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975.
    2. On a ship or boat that operated in Vietnam’s inland waterways or which docked in Vietnam and the Veteran went ashore. For a list of Naval and Coast Guard vessels currently recognized go to:www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.
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