V.A. works to expand “Choice Program Eligibility”. In order to expand eligibility for the veterans choice program, the Department of Veteran Affairs today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine driving distance. The policy change will be made through regulatory action in the coming weeks. V.A. has worked very quickly to implement the veteran choice program and “We appreciate the constructive feed back shared by veterans and our partners to help improve service to veterans.” said Secretary Robert McDonald. Continue reading “Service Officer’s Corner For April.”
Many Veterans have recently received a white card in the mail from the U.S Dept. of Veteran Affairs (USDVA) This card is called the Choice card or VACAA card. VACAA stands for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, a law enacted by congress and signed by President Obama in August to improve health care for veterans.
This choice card provides a safety net for Veterans who are on a USDVA waiting list because a health care appointment could not be provided to them within 30 days of their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician or live more then 40 miles from the closest VA medical facility.
You must call the USDVA at 866-606-8198 to get permission before using the card. The veteran who mistakenly uses this card without VA pre-approval will most likely be held responsible for the medical charges.
Service Officer, Roy Hedstrom (209) 669-0803
Please call 1-800-606-8198 to ensure that treatment has been authorized. Call me for further information on the above.