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Veterans Affairs

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

AoA/ACL Resources

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. 

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. The VD-HCBS program provides Veterans the opportunity to self-direct their long-term supports and services and continue to live independently at home.


Additional Resources

VA: Enhancing VA Community Nursing Home Program and State Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Engagement

VA: Community Nursing Home Quality & Oversight
This presentation provides an overview of VA long-term care options and Ombudsman collaboration opportunities.

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. 


Information to Share with Consumers

Medicare Interactive

Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services

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