Year after year, many veterans go without health benefits because they either don't think they qualify, or don't know how to apply.
Jason Allen, the senior deputy director of Michigan's Veterans Affairs Directorate, is encouraging all veterans to apply for benefits by filling out form 10-10EZ. "Your service to our country was invaluable; please use the benefits you have earned," Allen said.
Only about 18 percent of Michigan's veterans who are qualified are enrolled in this health benefits program. "This number could increase just by ensuring that veterans receive this information and know that there is a place they can go to receive assistance in applying for health benefits," said llen.
Applying for veteran health care has never been easier or more important and can be done by filling out form 10-10EZ. This user-friendly document can qualify veterans to receive medical services from the VA. This form can be found by going to https://www. 1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/ or by calling 1-877-222-VETS. A copy of your DD214 may be needed, and you can call (517) 335-1623 to receive a copy.
Visit the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/veterans for more information on veteran benefits.
Published: Mon, Feb 6, 2012