The VA is reputed for initiating efforts to offer registered military men information on services and benefits. Now they have decided to offer seamless transition for returning soldiers from Iraq’s independence movement after achieving freedom for Iraq. Coordination within the departments has been improved and VA now concentrates on eliminating bureaucratic complexities and providing the soldiers an easy and immediate access to the VA services.
Every VA regional offices and medical service offices have a definite contact center to attain better communication and coordination. The goal is to provide useful and fast assistance to the returning soldiers.
Besides, VA is also increasing the counseling personnel strength in the hospitals or medical centers where seriously injured soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq are treated. Military men’s first communication with VA begins mostly by arranging the first treatment. In case of seriously injured, VA counselors visit the service member in hospital and make sure that their financial compensation is ready when they separate from VA. These counselors are there to assist a veteran in obtaining VA services and volunteers help in getting medical care and plan their separation.
Coordinators of VA medical centers and each VA service regional offices work together with military separation persons and separation counselors to make sure that a veteran gets all the VA benefits in a center nearest from his locality. The local office informs the hospitals and medical centers in veteran’s locality about the date of his discharge from VA hospital. This helps him to get continuous medical care once he returns home. The local centers are always there for first contact.