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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

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VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility

VA Will Now Determine Eligibility Using Driving Distance

White River Junction VA Medical Center is excited to share the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will now determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the Federal Register and is effective immediately.  We anticipate that this will mean that approximately 2000 additional Veterans from Vermont and 800 from New Hampshire will be eligible for the program with this change.  

 It is important to note that Veterans whose place of residence is in New Hampshire and who are more than 20 miles from White River Junction VA Medical Center meet the distance criteria for Choice Program eligibility.

“VA is pleased to announce the distance calculation change from straight-line to driving distance for the Veterans Choice Program,” said Secretary Robert McDonald.  “This update to the program will allow more Veterans to access care when and where they want it. We look forward to continued dialogue with Veterans and our partners to help us ensure continued improvements for Veterans’ to access care.”

 Letters are being sent to the newly eligible Veterans to let them know they are now eligible for the Veterans Choice Program under this expansion. If a Veteran does not remember receiving a Veterans Choice Card or has other questions about the Choice Program, they can call (866) 606-8198.

Effective immediately, VA is also changing the mileage calculation for beneficiary travel. The change will ensure consistency in VA’s mileage calculations across the two programs. The beneficiary travel calculation will now be made using the fastest route instead of the shortest route. 

For more details about the department’s progress and related information, see www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/factsheets_and_details.asp. If a Veteran has questions about eligibility, they can contact their local VHA facility. To contact a White River Junction VA Choice Champion/Enrollment specialist please call 802.295.9363 ext. 5141.

White River Junction VA’s goal will always be to provide Veterans with timely, high-quality care delivered with dignity, respect, and excellence. We are pleased to have the Veterans Choice Program as an option to help increase Northern New England Veterans’ access to care. Learn more »

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White River Junction VA Medical Center

215 North Main Street (Mailing)163 Veterans Drive (GPS)
White River Junction, VT 05009
802-295-9363 | 866-687-8387 Directions

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