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Veterans Health Benefits Handbook

Understanding Your VA Health Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to informing enrolled Veterans about VA health benefits and services they have earned and deserve. All new enrollees will receive a personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook, generally two weeks after enrollment has been confirmed. The handbooks are tailored specifically for each Veteran and provide detailed, updated information about the VA health care benefits the Veteran may be eligible to receive, such as medications, prosthetics and dental care.

The handbook also provides answers to common questions, contact information for the Veteran's preferred facility, instructions on how to schedule appointments, information regarding the Affordable Care Act, the Veteran’s copay responsibilities, if any, and much more.

An online version of the Handbook is expected in 2017, which will provide enrolled Veterans the opportunity to view, print or save a copy of the handbook.

What you Should Do With Your Old Handbook

When you receive a new, replacement Handbook, we encourage Veterans to destroy their old handbook by cutting it up or shredding it, since the handbook contains personal information.

For information about the Handbook or to request a replacement, contact us at 1-877-222-8387.