Itís all about you, isnít it?
actually, yes it is.
Veterans enrolled in the health care
system of the Department of Veterans
Affairs have begun to receive
personalized handbooks that explain
their health care benefits and contain
other useful information.
So you donít have to grab that stack
of paper over there on the far corner of
your desk and try to figure out what VA
services are available to you.
Weíve done it for you.
ďA pleasant surprise. I was not aware of
all the benefits available.Ē
The new handbook, called the Veterans
Health Benefits Handbook, provides a
personalized listing of health benefits
based on each Veteranís specific
It also has contact information for
your local VA medical facilities,
appointment scheduling information and
guidelines for communicating with your
If itís applicable, information about
co-pays is in there, too.
Distribution of the handbooks began
in February, with all 8.5 million
Veterans enrolled in VAís health care
system scheduled to receive their
handbooks by May 2013.
You will also receive updates to your
handbook to reflect changes to your
benefits or eligibility.
Lot of Vets ó A Big Job
VA operates 152 medical centers and
more than 800 community-based outpatient
clinics. Last year, inpatient facilities
treated more than 690,000 patients,
while outpatient clinics registered more
than 79 million visits.
For more information about the
Veterans Health Benefits Handbook, visit
call VAís toll-free number at