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Understanding the VA for Caregivers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country, and it can seem overwhelming. This course was specifically designed to break down the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) so that you and your Veteran can better utilize its services. In just 10 minutes, you’ll cover essential information including how the VA is organized, who is eligible, how to enroll, what documents are needed, and where to apply. Additionally, this course offers tips and guidance on what actions to take after enrollment is complete, and resources to help you and your Veteran contact the VA and ask more questions.

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    DOROTHY T. GUTCH September 5, 2017 at 7:35 am

    GREAT

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    Michael Rwiyamilira September 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    This course contains invaluable information. I plan to help recently discharged veterans access medical care at the VA medical facilities. This course explained the differences and hierarchy of VA medical facilities.

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    Paul Jungel September 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    This was a very broad overview and I’ll have to hold my judgement until I’ve seen some other presentations along these lines.

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    Mary Blickhahn September 23, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Very informative, I learned a lot.

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    Cara Cotton September 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Helpful and informative. Thank you.

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    Sonia Denise Baker October 7, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This lesson was very informative. I hope to learn more information to better serve American Veterans.

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    SteelyMagnolia November 3, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I have never known of a CBOC to have an eye doctor or any other kind of specialist, except perhaps a psychiatrist.

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    Joanne Gillespie November 7, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Helpful to know that there are other resources, particularly a caregiver hotline. Could have used this last year. Wish there would have been a way for my veteran’s team to let me know about all of this. But that would probably have meant that he would need to sign an ROI.

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    Glenna Minard December 6, 2017 at 4:39 am

    very very informative.

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    Deneen Davis December 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    was helpful

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    steven stoyke March 19, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Very good information, great course and well assembled and presented. I have been the care giver of a recipeant of V.A bennifits and also the facilitator of the V.A programs. Thank you for this Steve S.

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    Denise Vasquez April 3, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Good information, I have never heard of the Health care Proxy? Will have to look into that.

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    Xavier Moya April 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Good to know

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    Tami Renee Cole May 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    very good information

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    CARE4LIFE August 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this information. It would be very helpful if it is broken down and put in on separate videos. I believe it will better assist with understanding and I do agree it should be just a little more detailed.
    Thank you Sincerely.

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    Michelle August 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Good intro into the VA!

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    Nicole Williams September 29, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Good information, thank you!!

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