VA is making it easier to take charge of your benefits and health care with its new Health and Benefits mobile application. Download VA Health and Benefits with the click of a button and get access to the resources you need – wherever you are and whenever you want them.

The VA Health and Benefits mobile app is a smarter, more convenient way to manage your VA health and benefits information. You can enable face or finger ID to skip the login, view and cancel health care appointments, view claims and appeals status, upload documentation, message your doctor, locate facilities, and access the Veterans Crisis Line – right from your phone. The app also makes it easy to prove your status as a Veteran so you can take advantage of available retailer discounts.

“I went into my local hardware store and opened my VA Health and Benefits mobile app. I was logged in so a quick glance at my phone showed them I was a Veteran, and I was able to get the Veteran discount without any paperwork. It was easy and convenient,” said a Veteran and VA app user review.

VA has heard from Veterans since the mobile app launched, and the reviews are positive! Nearly 700,000 users in the Veteran community have already downloaded the app, which has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on Apple App Store and 4.6 out of 5 on Google Play Store. As usage grows, so will the app. New features expected in the coming year will allow you to:

  • Refill prescriptions;
  • Request appointments;
  • Manage debt.

Learn more about the service already discovered by many Veterans. VA Health and Benefits is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Download today!

Tell VA what you think

Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service. The VA Health and Benefits mobile app is a valuable tool to support Veterans’ health care and benefits needs. We want to hear your ideas about the new app, how you’re using it, or what could help get you started. You can offer your thoughts and feedback about the mobile app directly to VA by visiting the VA Health and Benefits page on VA.gov.+

By VAntage Point Contributor

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Published on Jul. 5, 2022

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13 Comments

  1. Ed Ruckle July 10, 2022 at 11:43 am

    I love this app, and I’m going to recommend it to my Veteran Community

  2. Thom Allison July 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    I downloaded the App and find it easier and more convenient than the website. My only complaint with it is that there is no provision for renewing or checking on medications. Hopefully, that will be rectified in a future update.

    • Bruce Draganjac July 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      Good point. I didn’t even realize that!

    • IT Strategic Communication August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

      Good to hear! Rx refill will be on the app by the end of 2022, so be on the lookout for that!

  3. Ed Suleski July 6, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I only went through basic training for the Marine corps got an honorable discharge am I eligible for any benefits?

    • IT Strategic Communication August 11, 2022 at 8:49 am

      If you have a DD214 and an honorable discharge, you would be eligible for benefits. For information on what kind of benefits you might be eligible for, visit at https://ask.va.gov. The telephone number for assistance is 1-800-827-1000.

  4. Bruce Draganjac July 6, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Can it be used to make a travel benefit claim? Thanks

    • IT Strategic Communication August 11, 2022 at 8:52 am

      This was actually brought up in a recent product roadmap discussion for future development. We hope to add this feature in the near future. Currently, Veterans may submit beneficiary travel claims electronically via the Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS), or by mail, fax, and in-person at any VA medical center. For more information: VA Travel Pay Reimbursement.

  5. Minded Severance July 6, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    What if you use an Amazon kindle ? Neither of those versions will work for me .

    • IT Strategic Communication August 11, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Sorry but at this time, the app is not supported on the Amazon kindle and there are no immediate plans to add that support.

  6. Peter Roche July 5, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    So… how do you get the new app?!

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