The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented the first of several Veterans Choice Program eligibility expansions. Thanks a new law, VA is able to enhance the Veterans Choice Program in a number of ways, including expanding eligibility to all enrolled veterans. The department will implement these changes in several phases, with the first phase being effective immediately. Any veteran who is enrolled in VA health care, regardless to when they enrolled, may now be eligible for the Veterans Choice Program. Veterans must meet at least one of the additional wait times, distance or other criteria in order to be considered eligible for the Veterans Choice Program. For more information, read VA's VAntage Point Blog.
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