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What is CARES?


CARES stands for Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services. It is a system-wide process that reviews the structure, organization, and physical location of veterans’ health facilities throughout VA. It addresses the clinical role of small facilities, vacant space, the potential for enhanced use leases and the consolidation of services and …

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Do I have to make a long-term care copayment?

Nonservice-connected veterans and non-compensable zero percent service-connected veterans may be subject to a long-term care copayment. Some veterans may be required to complete VA Form 10-10EC, Application for Extended Care Services. Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability do not have to make a long-term care copayment.

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What is VA’s policy on flag folding recitations?

The link http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1406 provides the VA policy regarding flag folding recitations. The outlines are mentioned here for your reference: “13-Fold” Ceremony, Other Scripts Approved VA’s Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, William F. Tuerk has stated, “Honoring the burial wishes of veterans is one of the highest commitments for the men …

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Should I complete an Advanced Directive?

I would like to get assistance in completing my Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney. Does the VA have someone that can assist me? VA encourages veterans to think about their health care options through the use of Advanced Directives such as Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney. …

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I was recently demobilized and I am returning to my unit in the Army National Guard (or Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve). What happens to my SGLI?

If you are returning to a unit in which you are scheduled to perform at least 12 periods of inactive duty that is creditable for retirement purposes, your SGLI coverage automatically goes to the maximum SGLI coverage of $400,000. This is regardless of your coverage level while on active duty. …

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