Memorial Day Services will be held May 25 and details of the event will be announced later.
Emergency treatment in non-VA hospitals:
The VA may or may not cover emergency treatment at a non-VA medical facility. Having said that, it is rarely easy or simple to have VA make the proper payment in a timely fashion.
The rules are complex. There are strict time restrictions to file.
Veterans may recognize the system does not work in their favor when they use this benefit. To avoid any problems, veterans must take steps as soon as they are able.
Notify your VA Medical Center that you are in a civilian facility. Telephone at the earliest opportunity. Make notes of who you speak to and the time and date of the conversation.
When you are released from the civilian facility, immediately begin to follow up with your VA Medical Center regarding the payment to the civilian center.
If you are not diligent in pursuing this at your earliest convenience, the civilian facility will not receive payment from the VA and they will look to you for payment. This can quickly lead to your hospital bill being turned over to a collection agency or worse.
V.A. also offers dental insurance program. VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPIVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance. This began in November 2013.
People interested in participating may complete an online application either through Delta Dental, (www.deltadentalvadip.org) or MetLife (www.metlife.ciom/vadip).
Coverage is available throughout the United States.