The VA is working closely with the CDC and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel.
VetsFirst Commends Senate for Passage of the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 and Urges House to Take Swift Action
VetsFirst is pleased with the Senate’s passage of H.R. 7105, the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 on December 9, 2020. The legislation would enhance the quality of life for veterans, their families, and caregivers. VetsFirst [...]
This Act was signed into law on October 17, 2020, designates 9-8-8 as 3 the digit number to be used as the National Suicide Hotline number by 2022. Specifically, it requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 [...]
Veterans who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments can now enter claims in the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System.
New laws allow VA to pay education benefits as if the student were training in-residence regardless of the fact that a program has been converted from resident training to online training.
Veterans wishing to update their direct deposit information with VA will need to either change their information using the VA website or by contacting the VA National Call Center.
The PCAFC will expand to enhance the health and well-being of thousands of Veterans by supporting the caregivers who care for them.
COVID-19 has caused financial hardship for some Veterans. In April 2020, VA suspended sending patient statements regarding copayments. VA will send patient statements again, beginning in January 2021.