The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the launch of Concierge for Care, a health-care enrollment initiative that connects with former service members shortly after they separate from the service. VA has found that more than a third of veterans who have not yet visited a VA facility indicated they are not aware of VA health care benefits, while a quarter of them said they do not know how to apply for VA benefits. As part of Concierge for Care, VA staff members are personally contacting recently separated servicemembers to answer questions, process their health-care enrollment applications over the phone and help schedule eligible veterans’ first VA medical appointment, if needed. For information on applying for VA health care, visit the Vets.gov website.
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