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VA’s Beneficiary Travel Program Launches New Online Portal

Details: Veterans and caregivers may be eligible for travel pay. A list of eligibility requirements can be found on the VA Travel Pay Reimbursement webpage. VA is phasing in a new web-based portal to submit and process beneficiary travel claims beginning July 2020 and continuing through November 2020.

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Can disabled veterans travel Space-A

Details: The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on military aircraft. Veterans will be assigned a travel priority of Category 6, the lowest priority available, along with retirees and their dependents.

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How Can I Receive VA Medical Care if I Reside or Travel

Details: How Can I Receive VA Medical Care if I Reside or Travel Abroad? The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) is a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) health care benefits program for Veterans with VA rated service-connected conditions that are residing or traveling abroad. Under FMP, VA assumes payment responsibility for certain necessary health care

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Coordinated Care for Traveling Veterans

Details: Veterans while on extended travel from home, will need continuation of their medical care, medication refills, or prosthetic equipment. Veterans who plan to seek medical care from a different VA facility away from their primary residence or preferred VA facility while traveling.

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Air Travel Screening Should Be Easier for Disabled

Details: The last step in this process is for the TSA to notify the Federal Security Directors at the airports involved in your travel plans. Federal Security Directors ensure that the screening process is carried out with empathy and respect, so that the overall airport screening experience for severely injured service members and veterans, and all

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Accessible Transportation Makes Business/Personal Travel

Details: Accessible Transportation Makes Business/Personal Travel Easier for Mobility-Disabled Vets During my nearly 44 years of working for this fine organization or serving on its Board of Directors, helping to develop another nonprofit group for public transportation travel trainers, or just getting away from it all on vacations, I’ve travelled

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What is REAL ID and can I use my VA issued ID card in

Details: The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed by Congress after Sept. 11, 2001, that establishes specific minimum federal standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight.

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VetsFirst Q&A: What is a Vet Center and what do they do

Details: WORLD WAR II – Three eligible categories – European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign-Medal (7 Dec. 1941 to 8 Nov. 1945), Asiatic – Pacific Campaign Medal (7 Dec. 1941 to 2 Mar. 1946), or American Campaign Medal (7 Dec. 1941 to 2 Mar. 1946). AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINES – In oceangoing service during the period of armed conflict, 7 Dec. 1941 to 15 Aug. 1945

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VetsFirst Q&A: How Much of My VA Benefits Will My Wife

Details: Question: I am a Vietnam, combat-wounded veteran who is permanently and totally disabled. I am trying to determine how much of my VA benefits my wife of 41 years will receive after I die. I have a disability rating from VA […]

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VA Benefits Eligibility Checklist VetsFirst

Details: Beneficiary Travel The VAMC will reimburse you at a designated rate per mile for your transportation to and from VA facility or VA authorized health care facility with regards to your service connected disability. Possible Eligibility for Home Improvement and Structural Alteration (HISA) Home Modification Grant

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Accessible Taxis and Disabled Veterans VetsFirst

Details: MV-1 would offer disabled vets new accessible transportation options that they don’t have today, and it’s made in America. I recently attended a conference of the Association of Travel Instruction, and was joined by the Vehicle Production Group, www.vpgautos.com, who brought along their new MV-1 vehicle––the first-ever, factory-built wheelchair accessible automobile.

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Accessible Public Transportation in New York City Pre-ADA

Details: Even before the ADA was enacted, we had a growing number of accessible buses in New York City. When I needed to travel downtown for meetings with staff at the Office of Veterans Affairs or other agencies, I boarded an accessible bus just outside our office building’s main entrance, and on my return trip, the accessible bus stop was just across the street.

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Our Core Beliefs VetsFirst

Details: Veterans living with disabilities must have the opportunity to travel, work, and live abroad. To foster these opportunities, we support U.S. ratification of the Disabilities Treaty. U.S. ratification will ensure that we are able to influence the development of access for Americans with disabilities across the world.

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Military Separation Guide VetsFirst

Details: The reimbursement amount for moving expenses is limited. If you are stationed overseas, you may be authorized to ship an automobile to the United States. Motorcycles may be shipped as part of your personal property. Please note that airline tickets must be purchased from the Commercial Travel Office (CTO) under contract to your branch of service.

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Can A Veteran's Caregiver Receive Financial Assistance

Details: Caregivers are entitled to not only a monthly stipend, but travel expenses including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care, access to health care insurance(if the caregiver is not already entitled to care under a health plan), mental health services and counseling, VA caregiver training, and Respite care.

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VA Form 21P-530- Application for Burial Benefits

Details: Home → VA Commonly Used Forms → VA Compensation and Pension Forms → VA Form 21P-530- Application for Burial Benefits. 1.11. VA Form 21P-530- Application for Burial Benefits. VA will pay a burial allowance up to $2000 if a veteran's death is service related. VA will also pay a burial and funeral allowance for nonservice-connected injuries.

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VA’s Choice Program Allows Veterans to See Private Doctors

Details: The VA Choice program will continue to allow veterans to see private doctors if they are experiencing long wait-times in getting their health care needs addressed at the VA.

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Veterans Guide to VA Benefits

Details: 38 C.F.R. § 19.36. If a "Travel Board" hearing is held, a claimant must be notified of its time and place. 38 C.F.R. § 19.76. When a "Travel Board" hearing is requested, a claimant must be furnished with an SOC if not previously furnished. 38 C.F.R. § 19.77.

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Catastrophically Disabled Veterans

Details: Home → Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare → Who's Eligible for VA Healthcare? → Catastrophically Disabled Veterans. 1.3. Catastrophically Disabled Veterans. Veterans are Catastrophically Disabled when their injury, disorder or disease: Compromises their ability to carry out activities of daily living to such a degree that one requires personal or mechanical assistance to leave home or bed; or

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VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members VetsFirst

Details: Active duty (Title10) – full time duty in the Armed Forces, such as unit deployment during war, including travel to and from such duty, except active duty for training, or Full-time National Guard duty (Title 32) – duty performed for which members are entitled to receive pay from the Federal government.

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Allowable Deductions from Countable Income for VA Pension

Details: Home → Veterans Guide to VA Benefits → VA Pension Non-Service Connected Disability → Allowable Deductions from Countable Income for VA Pension. 8.6. Allowable Deductions from Countable Income for VA Pension. VA Pension-Allowable Deductions from Countable Income. The Veterans "countable income" is reduced by specific expenses.

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The Board of Veterans' Appeals

Details: The Board temporarily suspended all in-person (travel board, video and Central Office) hearings. Virtual hearings remain available. The Board continues to assess the situation in partnership with Veterans Service Organizations and representatives and will resume in-person hearings as soon as possible.

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The International Day Recognizing Disabilities Sparks

Details: However, advocates have done an amazing job of telling their Senators why we need to extend the types of protections and freedoms found in the ADA to the world. We also have raised significant awareness about why advocacy on the world stage is important for Americans with disabilities who travel…

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Help Defend the Rights of People with Disabilities Around

Details: Following U.S. ratification of the treaty, U.S. leadership will help raise accessibility around the world, directly helping Americans with disabilities who live, work, or travel abroad. Sample Tweet : @(SenatorID) Support the #CRPD #UNCRPD in 2012! This …

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Amtrak Passenger Discount for Military Veterans VetsFirst

Details: The Veteran/military discount is not valid for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services or the Canadian portion of services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. The Veteran/military discount may not be combined with other discount offers; refer to the terms and conditions for each offer. Additional restrictions may apply.

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The International Day Recognizing Disabilities Sparks

Details: However, advocates have done an amazing job of telling their Senators why we need to extend the types of protections and freedoms found in the ADA to the world. We also have raised significant awareness about why advocacy on the world stage is important for Americans with disabilities who travel…

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Health Care & Benefits Archives VetsFirst

Details: VA’s Beneficiary Travel Program Launches New Online Portal for Reimbursement Claims Monica Quinn 2020-10-30T08:49:16-05:00 October 30th, 2020 | Health Care & Benefits | Veterans who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments can now enter claims in the new Beneficiary

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VSO Letter to the House and Senate Veterans Committees

Details: Whenever VA is unable to directly provide enrolled veterans with access to care that is medically necessary within reasonable waiting time or travel distance standards, VA must be involved in the timely coordination of and fully responsible for prompt payment for all authorized non-VA care.

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Reservists and National Guard Members Disability Comp

Details: Yes, Reservists and National Guard Members can and do receive VA Disability Compensation with no regard to the percentage of their disability rating.

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Tell Your U.S. Senators to Ratify the CRPD VetsFirst

Details: Tell your Senators to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD will improve access for Americans with disabilities who live, work, or travel abroad. The treaty is critical to maintaining America’s leadership role on disability rights and to eliminating disability discrimination throughout the world.

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Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Director

Details: Facilitating travel and access to SCI Center services in the designated SCI catchment area, in accordance with national policy for inter-facility transfers, established criteria for travel eligibility, and use of hardship criteria, as appropriate.

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U.S. Senate: Ratify the CRPD before August Recess VetsFirst

Details: It makes me believe that our own Senate doesn’t care about what happens to Americans with disabilities who work or travel abroad. What makes ratification of this treaty so important? I think back to more than 42 years ago when I first started working for United Spinal Association. With others in this company, we began advocating in the 1970s

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VetsFirst Testifies on Pending Legislation That Will

Details: VetsFirst strongly supports providing travel benefits for catastrophically disabled non-service connected veterans who need to travel to receive in-patient care at special disabilities rehabilitation programs. Every effort must be made to reduce barriers that limit access to these services.

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ACRONYMS & TERMS USED IN VA BENEFITS CLAIMS & APPEALS

Details: Home → Veterans Guide to VA Benefits → Appendix I - General → ACRONYMS & TERMS USED IN VA BENEFITS CLAIMS & APPEALS. 2. ACRONYMS & TERMS USED IN VA BENEFITS CLAIMS & APPEALS. Much like the Department of Defense (DOD), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses many acronyms in the handling of claims and appeals for VA benefits.

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Updates Archives Page 2 of 51 VetsFirst

Details: VA’s Beneficiary Travel Program Launches New Online Portal for Reimbursement Claims Monica Quinn 2020-10-30T08:49:16-05:00 October 30th, 2020 | Health Care & Benefits | Veterans who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments can now enter claims in the new Beneficiary

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Details: Tobin states, “CRPD [Disabilities Treaty] will allow veterans with disabilities to have greater opportunities to travel, work, study and live abroad.” 03/08/2013: The push to ratify the treaty continues. 02/01/2013: The treaty is returned to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is appointed Secretary of State

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VHA HB 1176.01; Spinal Corder Injury and Disorder System

Details: Facilitating travel and access to SCI Center services in the designated SCI catchment area, in accordance with national policy for inter-facility transfers, established criteria for travel eligibility, and use of hardship criteria, as appropriate. e. Facilitating VHA required continuing education of VHA health care providers about the

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VetsFirst Q&A Archives Page 3 of 14 VetsFirst

Details: The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on military aircraft.

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Helping Veterans Obtain and Keep Good Jobs VetsFirst

Details: After becoming a disabled veteran in 1967, I was employed for 36 years. I worked for United Spinal/VetsFirst and its predecessor agency for 35 of those years, mostly either advocating locally for improved access for all disabled persons to multi-family housing, transportation, air travel, etc., or writing and editing in its Communications program.

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Disabled Veterans and the Greater Disability Community

Details: You will also find ABLE to Travel, our own travel agency that specializes in making travel arrangements worldwide for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. Almost everything we do, including Social Security advocacy, helps disabled veterans in aspects of their lives beyond their veteran status. Disability status is a much larger

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NOTICE TO BENEFICIARY/CLAIMANT REGARDING THE …

Details: service, imprisonment, or travel restrictions; or when a couple lives in a jurisdiction in which they cannot legally marry. All documents/certificates issued in connection with a claimed proxy marriage must be provided to establish a proxy marriage for VA purposes.

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VetsFirst Q&A: Can Married Disabled Veterans Each Receive

Details: Question: Can two disabled veterans who are legally married to each other each receive the dependent allowance from VA for their children? Answer: Yes, both veterans can receive the “with dependents rate” once they have each been rated 30% or […]

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Enrollment Priority Groups

Details: Sub-Priority Groups. Which Priority Group 8 veterans qualify. 8a. Veterans who are noncompensable 0% service-connected and who were enrolled for VA healthcare as of January 16, 2003, and who have remained enrolled since that date and/ or placed in this subpriority due to changed eligibility status.

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VetsFirst Q&A Archives Page 5 of 14 VetsFirst

Details: The Foreign Medical Program is a Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care benefits program for Veterans with VA rated service-connected conditions that are residing or traveling abroad.

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