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Veterans Health Benefits Handbook is Now Available Online!
Personalized Information about Care, Locations, Eligibility and More
Veterans with a Premium My HealtheVet account can now download and view their own personalized copy of the Veterans Health Benefits Handbook. This is one more way VA makes it easier to manage their health care online, 24/7.
New VA health care enrollees can expect to receive their Veterans Health Benefits Handbook in the mail within three weeks. Premium My HealtheVet account holders can use their DS Logon credentials to obtain a copy of their personal handbook. This is a new self-serve feature on My HealtheVet. After logging into My HealtheVet with their Premium DS Logon account, the handbook feature is available under the "Personal Information" tab. Once they select the Veterans Health Benefits Handbook icon, they can view, print or save a copy of the handbook for their records.
The Veterans Health Benefits Handbook is specifically tailored for each Veteran. The handbook provides detailed information about VA health care benefits.
Each custom-made Veterans Health Benefits Handbook includes:
Contact information for the local VA facility
Steps on how to schedule appointments
Information regarding co-pay responsibilities, if applicable
How to communicate treatment needs
Guidelines for accessing the Veteran's heath record
Answers to common questions
For more information about the handbook or to request a replacement, call 1-877-222-8387. Check out this sample handbook, and then download a customized copy today!
You should always control access to your personal information. Never save your downloaded information to a public computer. You should protect your health information the same way you would protect your banking or credit card information.
To obtain an updated Veterans Health Benefits Handbook, use DS Logon to access your Premium My HealtheVet account. Next, select the Personal Information menu choice at the top, then 'My Handbook.'