Thirteen New VA Health Facilities to Open Across the Nation
A report from Veterans Today reports that in their effort to help ensure that the needs of veterans are met across the U.S. the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced plans to open 13 new health care facilities in several states. With over six million veterans receiving health care in 2012, alone, these clinics will be put to good use as they become operational.
Nine states will benefit from new VA clinics to be completed between 2013 and 2015:
- Missouri (3 clinics);
- North Carolina;
- Oregon (2 clinics); and
- Pennsylvania (2 clinics).
The metro areas they will serve are those with high populations of veterans who are eligible for health care through the VA, either through their discharge or retirement status. Those that have been approved for veterans’ disability benefits are also eligible.
Many disabled veterans have difficulty traveling to VA hospitals in other cities, which is why the VA has been working on improving remote services and building new health care facilities. Working with a local veterans’ disability representative can help you reduce travel needs to settle your case, and also help you gain access to more health care resources through the VA.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from the Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today