The VA Health and Benefits mobile app has more than 821,000 users since VA launched it a year ago.
More than 36,000 users have reviewed the app since launch, giving it a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on the Apple App Store and 4.6 out of 5 on the Google Play Store.
“Lovely format, very user friendly and updated regularly. Recommend using this app instead of the actual site. Keep up the good work developers :)” – Feedback from one Veteran reviewer in a Google Play Store review, 12/13/21
VA wants to raise awareness among Veterans. Here are six essential facts to know:
Proof of Veteran status
At local stores and restaurants, Veterans who are logged into the VA Health and Benefits mobile app can easily show their Veteran status for discounts and services without any paperwork. It’s easy and convenient.
Log in with FaceID or fingerprint.
Manage health care on the go
The app allows Veterans to:
- View and cancel their health care appointments
- Send and receive secure messages from providers
- Get their vaccine records anywhere, anytime
- Access the Veterans Crisis Line—right from their phone
The ability to send secure messaging is one feature Veterans have told us they really like. 267,000 secure messages have been sent by 69,000 Veterans as of May 2022.
Manage Disability Claims and Appeals
Veterans can view the status of VA Disability Claims and Appeals, and upload documents easily to send to VA related to their claim.
View VA Payments
The Payments feature rolled out on April 12, 2022, in the app. It allows Veterans to view Disability Compensation, Pension and Education payments.
VA is continually adding more features to the app. Stay tuned for these new features already in the works:
- Prescription refill
- View lab and test results
- Travel pay reimbursement
How to download the app?
Visit VA Health and Benefits mobile app.