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VA officials create faster health care benefits application process for veterans

Posted 8/5/2010   Updated 8/5/2010 Email story   Print story

    

8/5/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- As part of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki's effort to streamline access to benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs officials have removed the signature requirement for veterans who electronically submit an online 10-10EZ "Application for Health Benefits."

"This singular action will reduce days, if not weeks, for veterans who apply online to access their hard-earned medical benefits and upholds the promise to reduce access barriers to needed care for this nation's veterans," Secretary Shinseki said.

Previously, veterans filling out the online application were required to print a copy, sign it and send to their local medical center or wait for a copy to be mailed to them for signature and mailing before enrollment into the VA health care system could occur.

For additional information, go to www.va.gov/healtheligibility or call VA's toll-free number at 877-222-VETS (8387). The online form is available at https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/.



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