Thursday, February 5, 2009

New online tool helps veterans determine eligibility

New online tool helps veterans determine eligibility

In response to a proposed regulation to expand care to more veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created an on-line tool to help Veterans without service-connected disabilities determine if they are eligible for enrollment into the VA's health care system.
The enrollment calculator is a form where Veterans enter their household income information, number of dependents, and zip code in order to see if they qualify for VA health care currently or under an anticipated regulatory change that will allow VA to expand enrollment by raising current income thresholds by 10 percent.
The proposed regulation, announced this month, is expected to take effect in June, although Veterans who apply for VA health care at any point in 2009 will have their applications reconsidered under the new law. Those who applied before 2009, but were rejected due to income, must reapply.

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Enrollment Calculator enroll online thru this link

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