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Veterans Choice Program

Veterans Choice Program

What is the Veterans Choice Program? The Veterans Choice Program is part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA). If you are a veteran and you are already enrolled in VA health care you are eligible.   The Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Using this program …

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Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record

Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record

What is the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program? The new Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program lets your VA health care providers see some of your non-VA health information. At the same time, your non-VA health care providers can see certain parts of your VA health information. The program, also known as “Connect …

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Automobiles and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants

Special Adaptive Equipment Grants

Automobiles and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants Now entitled to automobile and special adaptive equipment grants are Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and certain other disabilities. Posted on the VA website http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/ : Financial assistance, in the form of a grant, is available to purchase a new or used automobile (or other …

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C&P Exam

C&P Exam

What is a C&P Exam? Veterans often refer to the Compensation and Pension Examination as the C&P Exam. If you have applied for VA service-connected disability compensation, you will, after some time, receive a phone call or a letter from the VA asking you to come to a Compensation and Pension exam (C&P exam). Additionally …

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Personal Hearing for Veterans' Appeals

Veteran Disability Claims

Backlog of Veteran Disability Claims The status of veteran disability claims posted in 2015. This post is based on an article published in The Washington Times earlier this year (2015).  The VA sends back more than half of all disability appeal cases back for another review. Sometimes more than once. Veterans have had to wait …

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Applying for VA Disability

Applying for VA Disability

Applying for VA Disability? Improvements Coming! This article provides information on applying for VA disability? The VA is implementing improvements to make it easier to apply for your VA benefits. Effective March 24, 2015, online application tools, standardized forms, and a new “intent to file” process will create faster and more accurate decisions on your …

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