The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veteran's Choice Program was created to serve veterans with long waiting periods or who live longer distances from treatment facilities. The Veteran's Choice program allows these men and women to receive care with a non-VA provider of their choosing. You may be eligible for the program if: (1) you have VA health care and have been or will wait more than 30 days for VA medical care; (2) the medical treatment you need is not offered by the VA; (3) you live more than 40 miles away from a VA provider; (4) you have specific issues that would make travel difficult. For more information, visit the Veterans Choice Program website and read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.