Category: Veterans Medical News

Veterans Medical News and health-related resources for veterans, active duty military and your respective military families.

VA News Release

VA resumes overpayment notifications, medical copayment collections while continuing to offer Veterans expansive debt relief options

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will resume over-payment notifications for new benefit debts and the debts deferred from April 6, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. VA suspended debt collection April 6, 2020 and will restart debt collection Oct. 1, 2021, however, VA will not deduct debts from benefits payments until January 2022. Collections… Read more
PTSD Awareness

PTSD Resources List of Organizations and Government Agencies

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Here is a growing list of Organizations, VA Departments and U.S. Government Agencies who are all working together to create awareness of PTSD and find effective treatments that can help: Department of Veterans Affairs To provide a wealth of resources to our US Veterans, VA is made up of three branches,… Read more

June 27th is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day!

The United States Senate has unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Kent Conrad designating June 27, 2013  as National PTSD Awareness Day. Click here to view our PTSD Resources Section. The event is part of Senator Conrad’s continuing efforts to bring greater awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder often associated with having experienced the trauma of combat.… Read more
FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

Details on FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program

VA’s National Cemetery Scheduling Office and VA national cemeteries have received many calls from family members and funeral homes asking how they can apply for the Funeral Expense Reimbursement Program that covers funeral expenses when a loved one’s death was related to COVID-19. This new program, which began on April 12, 2021, is run entirely by the Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read more
You have questions. VA has answers. Call VA today. 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) The number to call when you don’t know who to call.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is the one number to reach VA

Number to Call When You Don’t Know Who to Call With one phone call, Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors can easily access information on VA benefits and services or be connected to an expert for answers to questions. 1-800-MyVA411 is a national, toll-free number that serves as a “front door” to VA. You can still reach VA at any… Read more
Orlando VA Healthcare System Offering COVID-19 Vaccines for All Veterans who receive care at VA Regardless of Age

Orlando VA Healthcare System Offering COVID-19 Vaccines for All Veterans who receive care at VA Regardless of Age

The Orlando VA Healthcare System is offering COVID-19 vaccines for all Veterans who receive care at VA regardless of age. The vaccine is being offered at the below listed four sites of care through a combination of appointments and walk-ins until supply is exhausted. Location specific information: Lake Nona:  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Appointments and Walk-Ins Orlando VA Medical… Read more
FitBit Health Solutions - Veterans Affairs

VA, Fitbit help support Veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff with access to Fitbit programs and services to help manage stress, improve sleep and increase physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has… Read more