VA: Big Appeals Update, Flu Shot Options, Homes for our Troops, NEW Veterans Benefits Banking Program

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Tune in on Thursday, January 30th at 2pm ET

You're invited to join Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., for his next live webcast on Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Dr. Lawrence will provide an update about the Veterans Benefits Administration's performance to include its accomplishments and challenges for the first quarter of Fiscal year 2020.


Veterans can now access patient billing statements online

AccessVA is a convenient new service allowing Veterans access to patient billing statements online.
The new feature is for Veterans who receive care at a VA hospital or clinic for non service-connected conditions and may owe a co-payment (Veterans are not billed for service-connected care.).


It's not too late to get your flu vaccination

Flu Shots
To protect yourself, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends receiving a yearly flu vaccination. 
VA has several methods you can use right now to get your flu vaccination.


Big Appeals Updates & Virtual Hearings

Appeals modernization is giving Veterans a greater choice in how to disagree with a VA claim decision.  
Veterans can now choose how decisions are reviewed, select a docket and have a virtual hearing to ease the appeals process. 


Homes For Our Troops helps seriously injured Veterans

Vicente Ramirez and his family receive a Homes for Our Troops adapted home free of charge.
Homes For Our Troops has built more than 280 homes for seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans.
Vicente Ramirez, who lost one leg and injured the other in two IED blasts while serving in the U.S. Army recently received a new, specially adapted home courtesy of the non-profit. 


Announcing the Veterans Benefits Banking Program

Life comes with plenty of challenges, but your banking shouldn't be one of them.
That's why VA has partnered with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) to launch the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP). 


Los Angeles Community Veteran Boards meets to Discuss Veteran Issues

Dr Davis and members of the LA CVEB Jan 2020
There are more than 270K Veterans in Los Angeles County, making it the largest county by Veteran (and civilian) population in the nation.
The Los Angeles Region Community Veteran Engagement Board and the Federal Advisory Committee Veteran Community Oversight is working to improve the lives of Veterans who call Los Angeles County home.


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Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

Also, learn about no-cost PTS treatment programs.