• 2021 PIT Count data, updates on Veteran homelessness

    Results of 2021 PIT Count, the annual effort to estimate the number of Americans, including Veterans, without permanent housing.

  • Copayment debt relief options available to Veterans

    Copayments for medical care and pharmacy services resumed in October after 18 months. Expansive debt relief options available for Veterans.

  • American Rescue Plan: Advance Child Tax Credit payments

    As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, qualified families with minor children started receiving their Child Tax Credit in July.

  • June 21st is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day

    The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet.

  • VA overcomes obstacles to reach millionth-claim milestone

    Despite a global pandemic, VBA has remained resilient in breaking boundaries with the completion of the one millionth claim this week. This is the second fastest rate within a fiscal year of completion in VA history with last year’s date of May 26 being the fastest on record to reach one million claims completed.

  • Copayment refund notification letters mailed to Veterans

    Veterans eligible for a refund due to passage of the American Rescue Plan will soon receive a letter from VA with specifics.

  • VA launches Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

    For Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, VA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. Apply online now!

  • American Rescue Plan to enable modernization, reduce claims backlog

    The American Rescue Plan ensures Veterans have continued access to COVID-19 protections, quality healthcare and needed economic relief.

  • Economic Impact Payments disbursed to non-filer VA beneficiaries

    More than 25 million Economic Impact Payments were disbursed last week. Many of the payments went directly to Veterans and their beneficiaries.

  • VA medical, pharmacy copayments cancelled through Sept. 30, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan cancels all copayments for medical care and pharmacy services provided from April 6, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021, along with any fees or interest.

  • How the American Rescue Plan aids VA in helping Veterans

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have had a tremendous impact on the health and economic wellbeing of millions of Veterans. Now, the American Rescue Plan will help them further recover.

  • Secretary McDonough’s remarks to Veterans Service Organizations regarding the American Rescue Plan

    This plan supports our priority of providing Veterans timely, world-class healthcare. Here’s a few things those targeted funds will allow us to do: It will allow us to ensure that our 9.3 million enrolled Veterans will not have healthcare delayed. The pandemic has resulted in 19.7 million cancelled, delayed or moved appointments. These changes are not only taxing on our Veterans—they may also result in additional costs, forced cancellation, and delays. The plan will allow the Veterans Health Administration and our Information Technology team to sustain and expand telehealth capabilities critical for video-to-home telehealth visits.

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