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Veterans Affairs

This page contains resources related to veterans' benefits and issues.


Veteran Affairs Community Provider Toolkit
This toolkit includes useful resources for professionals working with veterans. This resource was created as part of a partnership on meeting the mental health needs of aging Veterans and the Administration for Community Living. 

NCEA Veterans Flyer
This flyer is designed to provide information on what to do if you suspect you or a veteran you know may be a victim of abuse.

Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began a partnership with the Veteran’s Health Administration to serve Veterans of all ages at risk of nursing home placement through the Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) Program.

ACL and VHA’s long-range national vision is to have a long-term service and supports system that is person-centered, consumer-directed and helps people at risk of institutionalization to continue to live at home and be engaged in community life. The VHA will increase access to HCBS to serve the growing demand of veterans who desire home care and prefer independence at home over living in a nursing facility.

The VD-HCBS program provides Veterans the opportunity to self-direct their long-term supports and services and continue to live independently at home. Eligible Veterans manage their own flexible budgets, decide for themselves what mix of goods and services best meet their needs, and to hire and supervise their own workers. Through an Options Counselor, the Aging & Disability Network provides facilitated assessment and care/service planning, arranges fiscal management services, and provides ongoing options counseling and support to Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Administration for Community Living Presentation to the VA Network 
Now available for viewing and download on the Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Technical Assistance Exchange website are presentations and resource lists made by the Administration for Community Living and the Veterans Administration, sharing information about their networks and available services.  These presentations are part of an ongoing effort to expand collaborations and information-sharing among federal agencies and programs.  Long-Term Care Ombudsmen will find useful information related to veterans’ issues and benefits in the materials.

Medicare Interactive 
Medicare Interactive features important information about VA benefits, Medicare and having both types of coverage:

Medicare Interactive can help you find answers about Medicare benefits.  It was created and is maintained by the Medicare Rights Center. 

Veterans Health Administration Community Nursing Home Oversight Procedures
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook provides instructions for initial and annual reviews of nursing homes, and ongoing monitoring and follow-up services for veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Nursing Home (CNH) Program.

Information to Share with Consumers

NCEA Veterans Flyer

Medicare Interactive

Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services

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