Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC

Conveniently located in Wixom and Bloomfield Hills

  • Main office

    28345 Beck Road Suite 301 Wixom, Michigan 48393
    Phone: 248.869.0030
  • satellite office

    (by appointment only)
    41000 Woodward Avenue
    Suite 350 East
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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Veteran’s Administration Expands Veteran’s Choice Program Eligibility

02.10.2015 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth in Legal Updates

Public Law 114-41, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, was signed into law on July 31, 2015.  The stated goal of the act is to “…provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services and other purposes”.

To do this, the act enhances the Veterans Choice Program in a number of ways and in several phases, including expanding eligibility to all enrolled Veterans.  Any veteran who is enrolled in VA health care, regardless of when they enrolled, may now be eligible for the Veterans Choice Program.

To be eligible, an enrolled veteran must have been told either (1) that they must wait at least 30 days to receive VA medical care, or (2) their residence must be at least 40 miles from the nearest VA medical care facility or veteran must face an unusual or excessive travel burden.  In either of these cases, the veteran may see a non-VA provider.

The VA Choice Program does not impact existing VA health care or any other VA benefit.  Care in the community is only covered by VA for medical needs which have been approved by your VA physician.

For further information a veteran may contact the VA by either method below:

 

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Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC
28345 Beck Road, Suite 301
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 869-0030
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