United Spinal's advocacy to expand community choice for veterans is paying off! The VA MISSION Act passed the Senate last night by a vote of 92-5 and provides more than $5 billion in funding for the VA Choice program.
VetsFirst is monitoring all actions pertaining to this legislation, and working with Congress to ensure all veterans, especially those with disabilities, have timely access to medical care.
You are eligible for a $3,000.00 exemption on your Income Tax if you were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty on or any time before the last day of the tax year.
You can now manage your primary care and certain specialty care VA appointments online at participating VA facilities. You will need a Premium My HealtheVet Account to use online scheduling.
Servicemembers will have less time to claim disability compensation before leaving the military but should get benefits faster under changes being made by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Choice program will continue to allow veterans to see private doctors if they are experiencing long wait-times in getting their health care needs addressed at the VA.
The President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits.
Veterans health and welfare issues have been at the top of our agenda the last several months. We have successfully pushed for needed reforms on behalf of our community.