VA Adds Chat Feature to Online Application for Health Benefits
June 9, 2018
Veterans will find it easier and faster to apply for their health care benefits now that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has enhanced and streamlined its online Form 10-10EZ, “Application for Health Benefits.”
The revised online application now features a chat function which allows veterans to receive live assistance while they are filling out the form. Additional enhancements to the process include simplification of questions relating to military service in Southeast Asia, the Gulf and in the Vietnam wars. Several additional minor enhancements make the application easier and faster for veterans to complete.
The 10-10EZ application is divided into six different sets of information, including personal information, insurance information, employment, military service, and a financial assessment. Since November 2000, nearly 400,000 Veterans have already used the online 10-10EZ to start receiving health care benefits from VA.
Future enhancements to the online application will include a 10-10 EZR Health Benefits Renewal Form for Veterans to update their personal information and a special 10-10EZ designed specifically for demobilizing military service members.
Veterans may also contact VA at 1-877-222-8387 (VETS), or apply for health care benefits at any VA Medical Center (VAMC). Also, visiting a certified VSO is highly recommended.