For more information, contact your PACT or Traveling Veteran Coordinator at your local VA facility or call toll free 1-877-222-VETS (8387) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern.
- 1 Can a Veteran go to any VA hospital while traveling?
- 2 How do I get a VA travel pay appointment?
- 3 How do I get a referral from the VA?
- 4 How do I apply for VA travel?
- 5 Can I go to a different VA?
- 6 What is the traveling Veteran program?
- 7 How long does it take to get travel pay from VA?
- 8 How much does the VA pay for travel pay?
- 9 What is the maximum VA pension rate?
- 10 How long does it take to get a referral from the VA?
- 11 How do VA referrals work?
- 12 Can the VA refuse to treat a veteran?
- 13 Can I file VA travel claim online?
- 14 Where do I mail Form 10 3542?
Can a Veteran go to any VA hospital while traveling?
Veterans can continue their VA health care in a different location while traveling. To notify VA of your upcoming travel, call your local VA facility and ask for your VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Notifying VA 4-6 weeks in advance of travel is preferred to ensure seamless care.
How do I get a VA travel pay appointment?
Follow the steps below to submit a travel reimbursement claim for each appointment through our Beneficiary Travel Self Service System (BTSSS).
- Go to our AccessVA website.
- Sign in to the travel claim entry portal.
- Go to your Beneficiary Travel profile.
- Review your profile and go to your dashboard.
- Create a claim.
How do I get a referral from the VA?
Contact the VA staff located at the VA facility that referred the Veteran for care. Contact the Community Provider Technical Service Desk at 844-788-6161 or via email. Request access through the CV Community Care Provider website.
How do I apply for VA travel?
To submit a claim, Visit AccessVA, select submit a travel claim, and logon using a DS Log on Level 2 account. A DS Logon is an ID issued by DoD that will allows Veterans and caregivers to access many VA and DoD sites with one user username and password.
Can I go to a different VA?
You may select any VA facility that is convenient for you. If the facility you choose cannot provide the health care that you need, VA will make other arrangements for your care based on administrative eligibility and medical necessity.
What is the traveling Veteran program?
The VA in 2015 has initiated a traveling Veterans program. Traveling Veterans are Veterans who are enrolled in the VA Healthcare System and plan to spend extensive time away from their primary residence and preferred VA facility near their home.
How long does it take to get travel pay from VA?
Once you complete your appointment you have up to 30 days to claim your travel reimbursement. Beneficiary Travel Staff will process your claim, and then your signed travel voucher will be forwarded to our fiscal department where the funds will be deposited directly into your bank account within 5 to 7 business days.
How much does the VA pay for travel pay?
Mileage reimbursement rate We currently pay 41.5 cents ($0.415) per mile for approved, health-related travel. We use Bing Maps to calculate your mileage, based on the fastest and shortest route from your home to the closest VA or authorized non-VA health facility that can provide the care you need.
What is the maximum VA pension rate?
For example, as of 2021, the maximum pension for Aid and Attendance for an elderly veteran with no dependents is $23,283. If the veteran’s annual income is $12,000, he / she would receive $11,238 in pension benefits. Make note, if one’s income is higher than the MAPR, one may still qualify for benefits.
How long does it take to get a referral from the VA?
If care is needed within 48 hours, please contact the VA Medical Center (VAMC) on the approved referral. VA will process all requests within three business days, and the provider will be notified of the decision or outcome through their preferred method of communication.
How do VA referrals work?
The VA referral is important because it authorizes the Veteran to receive care from the community provider. Without the referral, VA has not authorized and cannot pay for the care in most circumstances. Once a referral is sent to the Veteran and the selected community provider, an appointment can be scheduled.
Can the VA refuse to treat a veteran?
You can agree to or refuse any treatment. Refusing a treatment will not affect your rights to future care but you take responsibility for the impact this decision may have on your health.
Can I file VA travel claim online?
ANNOUNCEMENT. Thank you for using the Veteran Portal to submit your travel claim to the Beneficiary Travel Self Service System (BTSSS). Claims approved for payment within this system are designed to use electronic funds transfer (EFT) to your checking/savings account or VA debit card.
Where do I mail Form 10 3542?
Where Do I Send My VA Form 10-3542? The form may be presented in person or mailed to the VA health care facility where this care was provided.