Non-VA Emergency-care Benefits

Stephenson, Jason
August 2005
PN;Aug2005, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p77
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The article reports that the U.S. Congress has given the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to pay for inpatient and outpatient emergency care in non-VA facilities. This benefit extends to veterans who have nonservice-connected conditions and no other source of payment for their medical care. If you are an eligible veteran and a VA facility is not available, you do not need approval before going to a non-VA emergency room. You, an immediate family member, a PVA service officer, or the treating facility should contact the nearest VA medical center as soon as possible.


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