Veterans field guide to government shutdown and its impact on vet services

October 7th, 2013 | by Denise Goolsby | Comments

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has prepared a guide to help veterans navigate the impacts of the government shutdown:

Services to Veterans not impactedby potential lapse in appropriations:

All VA medical facilities and clinics will remain open and fully operational, including:

1. Inpatient care

2. Outpatient care

3. Prescriptions

4. Surgeries

5. Dental treatment

6. Extended care

7. Mental health care

8. Nursing home care

9. Special health care services for women veterans

10. Vet centers


Services to Veterans impacted by potential lapse in appropriations:

VA call centers and hotlines will cease to function, including:

1. VBA Education Call Center suspended 1-888-442-4551

2. Inspector General Hotline suspended 1-800-488-8244

3. Consumer Affairs (; VA’s home page “Contact Us” function and 202-461-7402 will be suspended)

4. Congressional Liaison Veterans queries suspended

5. Human Resources (for Veteran job applicants) suspended

Read all the details: Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown





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