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If a vet is housebound does that make him/her eligible for Fee Base? I am wondering since physical access to my local VAMC is horrible for me. It means a long drive and then a ride on a shuttle bus often in miserable weather.

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Fee base is not all its cracked up to be. If you are local the VA uses it for Vets who can be treated cheaper on outside or they don;t have room for them.

Does not hurt to ask though and housebound can get other services.

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Do you go through a social worker or directly through Fee Base?

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My experience is that the VA will try to wiggle out and make you use your insurance. The secret for this is to get your PCP Doctor to order the help. They send a nurse out to me twice a week and a very nice lady comes twice a week to help with grooming and other issues, They say they can come out give times a week but I have told them 2 times is plenty enough for me.

I also had some problems with them trying to just show up. Now they call and have a slot time to come.

Do I think they earn the money they are getting probably not but I figure they also are helping Veterans who are unable to do about anything the lady who comes to see me has helped me quite a bit with mobility and also some swelling in ankles which is now back to normal.

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