Thursday, January 23, 2020

BIG Home Loan Changes, Traveling Vietnam Wall Schedule, Veteran Scam Alert

Electronic Health Record and MISSION Act Updates

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Veterans ask, VA answers: Questions on electronic health record modernization

Over the next several years, VA will transition to a new electronic health record (EHR), a system used by health care providers to store and track patient data. This transition will begin in spring 2020 at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. As VA shifts to the new EHR, the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization took the chance to answer your most frequently asked questions.


VA MISSION Act Making A Difference for Veterans

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Since implementing the VA MISSION Act this past June, VA is helping more Veterans access the care and services they need, when and where they need them.
Our new network now includes 880,000 community providers across the country, urgent care benefits and the expansion of VA telehealth, bringing care to Veterans in their communities and homes. 


Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams

Unfortunately, former service members are more likely than civilians to be targeted by online scammers while doing these things. Veterans are twice as likely to lose money to fraud because of identity theftphishingimpostor scams, and investment, loan, or donation deceptions. Learn how to protect your information.


Veterans have options for seeing Vietnam memorial wall

Vietnam Memorial
Veterans and the general public have several options to see Vietnam memorial walls in 2020 with the release of traveling wall schedules.
The Wall That Heals is operated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, who unveiled the replica on Veterans Day 1996. Since then, more than 600 communities have seen the traveling display.


Your Next VA Home Loan

VA Home Loans
As of Jan. 1, 2020, it is now easier to use the VA home loan benefit to purchase, refinance, or construct a home with no down payment, regardless of the cost of the home.
The VA home county loan limits were eliminated as part of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 for Veterans and service members with full entitlement.


Become a Vietnam War Commemoration Partner

Vietnam Commemoration
Organizations who want to thank Vietnam Veterans for their service can join the Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program.
Many organizations host events around March 29, which is Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The commemoration recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families.



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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.

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