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Author Topic: For my fellow Vets, enrolled in the VA Healthcare system...  (Read 222 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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For my fellow Vets, enrolled in the VA Healthcare system...
« on: April 04, 2014, 06:37:41 PM »

I meant to post this a week ago, and forgot that I had it bookmarked. As you know, each year the annual Means Test form ( 10-10EZ ) must be filled out and mailed, or taken into a Clinic or VA Hospital.  Effective,  March 2014, those already enrolled won't have to fill out this form, to declare their income information.

The VA will go directly to the IRS and Social Security for this info.

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2531


VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement


 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the annual requirement for most Veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system to report income information beginning in March 2014. Instead, VA will automatically match income information obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration.

“Eliminating the requirement for annual income reporting makes our health care benefits easier for Veterans to obtain,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “This change will reduce the burden on Veterans, improve customer service and make it much easier for Veterans to keep their health care eligibility up-to-date.”

Some Veterans applying for enrollment for the first time are still required to submit income information. There is no change in VA’s long-standing policy to provide no-cost care to indigent Veterans, Veterans with catastrophic medical conditions, Veterans with a disability rating of 50 percent or higher, or for conditions that are officially rated as “service-connected.”

VA encourages Veterans to continue to use the health benefits renewal form to report changes in their personal information, such as address, phone numbers, dependents, next of kin, income and health insurance.

For more information, visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/cost or call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).



Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

 


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