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VA selects providers for dental insurance program

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has selected Delta Dental of California and MetLife to once again offer private dental insurance plans as part of the…

VA selects providers for dental insurance program

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has selected Delta Dental of California and MetLife to once again offer private dental insurance plans as part of the…

Veterans Crisis Line opening third call center

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is opening a Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) call center in Topeka, Kan., the third such center nationwide, and expects to hire 100…

Questions and answers about Veterans Choice Program

The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is a benefit that allows eligible veterans to receive health care from a community provider rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to…

Taking a look at VA disability ratings of 100 percent

There are four basic types of 100 percent disability ratings according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): The full version of this story is available in the print…

VA health care improving for New Mexico veterans

The following was written by Andrew Welch, director of the New Mexico VA Health Care System. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

VA secretary formalizes expansion of emergency mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable discharges

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.…

Information on pre-need burial eligibility determination

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a…

How to get your Veteran Health Identification Card

The Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) provides: • Increased security for your personal information — no personally identifiable information is contained on the magnetic stripe or bar code. • Unique…

‘Use Your Voice’ urges veterans to speak up about mental illness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that, as part of its recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it is promoting “Use Your Voice,” a national awareness…

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