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Why doesn’t VA bill Medicare?

VA does not bill Medicare because it is prohibited by law. However, VA is under obligation to bill private health insurance providers for providing services to treat non-service connected conditions. This includes many medical insurance companies that provide Medicare supplementary insurance coverage such as Cigna, AARP, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, …

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How do you convert SGLI to VGLI?

You may convert your SGLI coverage to VGLI upon separation from service. You have 240 days following separation to apply for VGLI without furnishing evidence of good health. OSGLI will send you an application, usually within 45 to 60 days following your release. You may also submit an application for …

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Share information about my healthcare experience

Our aim is to provide you the care in the best possible way and for that reason, you are encouraged to give us your feedback. In case you have a problem with your Primary Care Provider, you can discuss it with him/her in person. If your problem remains unresolved, the …

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Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD)

The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development or JRRD is a publication which has been publishing the latest research in rehabilitation worldwide for the last fifty years. It is VA sponsored, and operates under the VHA Office of Research and Development, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service. The site http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jrrd/index.html has …

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What is a fiduciary?

A fiduciary refers to an entity or a person who has been appointed to receive funds under the laws laid down by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in a representative capacity. This is done to benefit a Veteran, minor, or other beneficiary who has been determined …

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VA During What Periods Are You Covered?

Veterans, having SGLI, are covered during the following periods: Full Time Coverage – Active Duty: If the person is on active duty and has opted for full-time membership, the coverage remains active for a whole year. Coverage is considered to be effective during the active duty period, during the inactive …

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