When a Veteran Passes
Veteran Transportation Service
West Texas VA Transportation Service call 432-264-4887, have the last 4 of your SSN, pick up location, destination, date and type of appointment ready for the person answering the phone. If you prefer to schedule online go to https://www.vetride.va.gov/app/home.
Arrange A Ride
The DAV provides free van rides to and from VA West Texas health care to Veterans who don’t have other transportation options call 432-263-7361 ext 7604.
The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible Veterans for costs incurred while traveling to and from VA health care facilities. The BT program may also provide pre-approved transportation solutions and arrange special mode transportation (SMT) at the request of VA. Veterans may be eligible for common carrier transportation (such as bus, taxi, airline or train) under certain conditions. See if you are eligible here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/get-reimbursed-for-travel-pay/
US Government Made Easy For Veterans
VA Loan Information
Military Women's Memorial
Almost ten thousand women were there in Vietnam.
They Gave Their Lives
VA Caregiver Phase 2 Expansion: On Oct. 1 2022 caregivers of veterans who served after May 7 1975 and before Sept. 11 2001, can apply for VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). This program offers education and training, access to health care insurance, mental health counseling, financial stipends, and respite care among other benefits for caregivers of eligible veterans. As part of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, PCAFC will expand in two phases. The first phase launched in 2020 is for caregivers of veterans injured in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975. The second phase is for those injured in the line of duty between May 7 1975 and Sept. 11 2001. Read more at: https://www.caregiver.va.gov/Announcements.asp#Expansion
Nursing Homes Update
All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.
Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.
Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.
Board of Veteran's Appeals https://www.bva.va.gov
Center for Women Veterans https://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Compensation Rate https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp
Veterans Service Organization search https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Court of Appeals http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov
Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless
VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking
VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov
Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov/womenvet
National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
VA disability benefits for Guardsmen and Reservists https://ptsdlawyers.com/va-disability-benefits-for-national-guard-and-reservists/
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