Military Benefits Information: The following website should be added to your favorites: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. Once you register you will be able to track all of the benefits available to you as a veteran…loans, health information, dependency benefits, etc.
BAH Calculator: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm
Tell Vets and Survivors to File
Filing for veterans’ benefits, and appealing decisions on claims, can be time-consuming and confusing. But with the recent roll-out of new, streamlined claims processes,applying for veterans benefits now promises to be faster, easier and more accurate.
The changes involve:
- new requirements to use standardized forms for filing for benefits
- a new form for appealing decisions
- a new “intent to file” a claim process for those who need more time to gather information while preserving an effective date for benefits
If you’re a veteran or you know a vet, or a survivor who has put off applying for benefits because it was too difficult, encourage them to visit explore.va.gov and check out the new ways to file for claims.
Following are some important numbers for any veterans that needs information concerning benefits:
VA Health Resources Center
The number to call for additional information on health benefits, enrollment, copayments and billing 1-877-222-8387
Veterans Benefits Administration
Call to get information regarding your VA claim status, compensation, pension, education, burial and loan guaranty programs. 1-800-827-1000
National Cemetery Administration
The National Cemetery Scheduling Office provides interment, scheduling service for all VA national cemeteries. 1-800-535-1117
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, make the call.
VA foreign Medical Program
If you are traveling or living overseas, this program provides VA health care benefits. 1-877-345-8179
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 1-800-273-8255, press 1
If you still have questions with respect to the above numbers, leave a message and we will do our best to get you the information you require. Make sure you leave a telephone number, e-mail address or any other way so that we can get in touch with you. If you have a claim and need to appeal, just let us know, we can help.
Dear VA Beneficiary,
Did you know that you may be eligible for an annual clothing allowance if you use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance and/or medication for a service connected skin condition that causes permanent damage to your outer garments?
If you’re eligible, and you haven’t yet applied for this year, you need to act fast! If you have already submitted your application, then no further action is required on your part. Your application should be submitted on or before August 1, 2017. To apply, submit (in person, by mail, or fax) VA Form 10-8678, Application for Annual Clothing Allowance, to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at your local VA medical center.
Additional information on this benefit is available at https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Clothing_Allowance.asp.
Thank you for your service!
Veterans Benefits Administration
IR-2018-95, April 13, 2018 – U.S. Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt may qualify for combat zone tax benefits retroactive to June 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Tax Exclusion for Combat Service
If you are an eligible member who served in a combat zone, the IRS can exclude your income from taxation. Publication 3, The Armed Forces Tax Guide, the authoritative source for all military specific tax matters, covers the Combat Zone Exclusion. Read below for a summary of the policy.
The care of Veterans is our primary mission. Our goal is to ensure that our Veterans are receiving the best care possible when and where they need it. Therefore, we want to make you aware of some upcoming changes to our policies concerning Emergency Medical Care.
Beginning June 8, 2020, the Office of Community Care is requesting that all Veterans report their non-VA Emergency Department visits to the Department of Veteran Affairs within 72 hours of the start of emergency care. Veterans should contact the VA at 1-844-724-7842 or by email at VHAEmergencyNotification@va.
We want our Veterans to be sure to visit the nearest medical facility in the event of a medical emergency. A medical emergency is defined as an injury, illness, or symptom that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health would be in danger. If you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. Veterans do not need to check with VA before calling 911 or before going to the emergency department. If you encounter an emergency, we encourage all Veterans to seek immediate medical attention without delay.
Promptly notifying the VA will allow us to coordinate necessary care or transfer to a VA facility and to ensure that administrative and clinical requirements for payment are met by the VA. The Veteran, a family member, a friend, or hospital staff member should contact the VA contact information listed above or the nearest VA medical facility. VA staff will also ensure that Veterans receive additional care without interruption.
For more information regarding reporting of Emergency Department visits, go to https://www.va.gov/
As always, thank you for your service!