A bit short noticed, but they are now doing it on Facebook during the pandemic:
From a VHA Update:
Join VA’s virtual class, Agent Orange: What You Need to Know, and learn about Agent Orange exposure, related health conditions, benefits, and information for Blue Water Navy Veterans. This free class takes place on Thursday, September 30, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. You can attend through your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet.
To learn more about this class and sign up, see the class flyer at https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/education/local-offerings/support/Agent_Orange_flyer.pdf.
You can also sign up by emailing VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at NJWRIISCEDTEAM@va.gov.
As of 9 September 2021
VA Begins Processing Disability Claims for Certain Conditions Related to Particulate Matter
Have you been in Southwest Asia theater of operations during military service: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea – and the airspace above these locations some time since 2 August 1990 on; or in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Syria or Djibouti since Sept. 19, 2001?
Have you developed asthma, rhinitis or sinusitis within ten years of a period of military of service? Read the rest of this entry »
Note: All reporting is done electronically. Basic computer skills are required.
As of 2 August 2021
As of 28 June 2021
The Veterans Health Administration is urging those who seek travel reimbursement to use an automated, self-serve system through a newly released, six-part video series. See below. Hopefully they will not abuse those veterans who do not have access to the internet, something that is common in Pennsylvania, especially among the older veterans — but not necessarily so.Read the rest of this entry »
Good news! If you are enrolled in the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Centers’ healthcare system, your age or condition no longer matter for getting the COVID-19 Vaccination. Those not enrolled with the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center’s healthcare system will have to do so. Read the “Background” of the advisory below. Inquire regardless. Click on the image to read.
As of 10 March 2021
Today, just after publishing over the weekend the Wilkes-Barre VAMC’s 5 February call-out to those veterans 75 or older, Wilkes-Barre VAMC again changed its policy. Now you can be 65 or older and can get the vaccine at your local clinic.
What is next? We have heard that some VA Medical Centers are enrolling veterans on-site with proof of a DD Form 214, if they have not been using the VA healthcare system.
Stand by for news.
Here is the new policy: Read the rest of this entry »
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has just announced it is issuing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those 75 and older under the conditions below. No doubt because of special storage requirements, the vaccine will only be issued at the Medical Center itself and not from closer outpatient clinics — not exactly the best option for a 75 year old or, for that matter, anyone who lives in the Lehigh Valley.
However, it is a good step forward; and considering the vaccines are free no matter the source, you have more local options already. Read the rest of this entry »
As of 20 January 2021