VETERANS FIELD GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – Field guide 20130927

Oh No! Our Government has shut down!!

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What now? We have been flooded with this exact question.

Here is the response given by the VA for all Veterans who are in the process of getting a wheelchair van:

It’s simple; business as usual.

For a complete guide to ‘what now’ during this Government shutdown:

VETERANS FIELD GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

All VA medical facilities and clinics will remain  fully operational,  including:
1. In patient Care
2. Out patient Care
3. Prescriptions
4. Surgeries
5. DentalTreatment
6. ExtendedCare
7. MentalHealthCare
8. NursingHomeCare
9. SpecialHealthCare Services
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10. VetCenters

• Military Sexual TraumaCounseling
• Readjustment Counseling Services(VetCenters)
• Interments in National Cemeteries will continue,but may be on a reduced schedule.
Contact NCA’s Scheduling Office at 1-800-535-1117
• MyHealtheVet–All Services

IMPORTANT

Claims processing and payments in the compensation,pension, education, and vocational rehabilitation programs are anticipated to continue through late October.
However, in the event of a prolonged shutdown, claims processing and payments in these programs would be suspended when available funding is exhausted. NCA will process applications for headstones, markers, medallions.

• Insurance Processing
• Home Loan Processing
• NCA will notify VBAof death for benefit actions
• VBA Call Centers will be operational except for education
• Acquisitions Logistics Center will accept and fill prosthetics supply orders
• Office of Small and Disadvantaged Small Businesses
• VeteransCrisis Line

Operational National Phone Numbers for Veterans
• VA National Call Center: 1-800-827-1000
• All VA Medical Facilities & Services: (411 or http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?dnum=1 )
• Coaching into Care Call Center for Family Members of Veterans: 1-888-823-7458
• Debt Management Center: (Collection of NonMedical Debts): 1-800-827-0648
• Homeless Prevention Line:
1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)
• Home Loans: 1-888-244-6711
• Insurance: 1-800-669-8477
• Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844
• Meds by Mail: 1-888-385-0235 (or) 1-866-229-7389
• National Caregiver Support Line:1-855-260-3274
• NCA’s Scheduling Office: 1-800-535-1117
• Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)
• Federal Service for the Deaf: 711
• Vet Center Combat Call Center: 1-877-WAR-VETS
• Discrimination: 1-888-737-3361
• Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center: 1-303-273-6200
• Health Benefits Customer Service: 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
• CHAMPVA: 1-800-733-8387
• Children of Women Vietnam Veterans; Foreign Medical Program; Spina Bifida Health Care Program: 1-877-345-8179 (or) 1-888-820-1756

So there you have it folks, for now it is business as usual! Please share this with your friends.


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