The VA has announced it has eliminated paper signature requirements for veterans wishing to enroll in VA health care.
Effective immediately, VA has amended its enrollment regulations to allow Veterans to complete enrollment applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a paper signature. This action also accelerates VA’s effort to enroll all Combat Veterans with pending enrollments as part of its ongoing Veterans Enrollment Rework Project (VERP).
By adding this telephone application option to VA’s regulations with this amendment, VA will now offer three ways to enroll under 38 CFR 17.36(d) (1). This option provides veterans a convenient third enrollment option in addition to the paper VA Form 10-10 EZ and the online health care application.
To apply, call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Mon-Fri between 8 am and 8 pm, EST. (Source: NAUS Weekly Update | July 8, 2016)
Thomas Crisp is a retired military officer from Whitmire. His veterans updates can be found weekly in The Newberry Observer.