Jump to content
VA Disability Community via Hadit.com

Ask Your VA   Claims Questions | Read Current Posts 
Read Disability Claims Articles
 Search | View All Forums | Donate | Blogs | New Users | Rules 

  • homepage-banner-2024-2.png

  • donate-be-a-hero.png

  • 0

Received Letter From Vamc Yesterday

Rate this question


JennLea

Question

I got a letter titled "Notice of Entitlement for Spouse and Children" yesterday from VAMC and I was curious if anyone would know if it was just a form letter that they sent out to people with 100% (schedular and/or P&T) or if it is sent out specifically to people with P&T status?

The letter basically talks about CHAMPVA and who would be covered and where a person could get an application or call for information.

I sent in a request for P&T status about a month ago, but I can't see it going through so quickly? I haven't recieved any other paperwork besides the typical -we have received your claim and will get to it ASAP...blah, blah, blah....

I guess I'll just call the 800 # and see what I can find out. :(

Edited by JennLea
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder
I got a letter titled "Notice of Entitlement for Spouse and Children" yesterday from VAMC and I was curious if anyone would know if it was just a form letter that they sent out to people with 100% (schedular and/or P&T) or if it is sent out specifically to people with P&T status?

The letter basically talks about CHAMPVA and who would be covered and where a person could get an application or call for information.

I sent in a request for P&T status about a month ago, but I can't see it going through so quickly? I haven't recieved any other paperwork besides the typical -we have received your claim and will get to it ASAP...blah, blah, blah....

I guess I'll just call the 800 # and see what I can find out. :(

It's been my experience, that if the RO sends you CHAMPVA information - they have deemed you P&T! Rather than call the VARO, and give them the opportunity to confuse themselves (!), just apply for CHAMPVA first. After you are approved, then write the RO asking for a standard letter that shows you are "totally disabled, permanent in nature". Good luck! ~Wings

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jenn- did the letter state that Chapter 35 Educational eligibility has been established?

CHAMPVA_ I dont trust the VA to write about CHAMPVA eligibility because that is actually determined -as Adora just stated by CHAMPVA itself-

And believe me some confusion can sure come in dealing with CHAMPVA and the VA-

If a vet gets Chap 35 for their dependents- in my mind that is the actual P & T determination-and it should be clearly stated in the award letter for Chap 35.

CHAMPVA has its own web site where you can make formal application- but they will want copy of the award letter stating you are P & T due to SC.

If you call CHAMPVA- they are usually excellent but then again- like the VA- they have some telephone reps that don't know what they are talking about. Or- in a situation I had- they were given inaccurate information by the VARO.

One rep they had 2 years ago was telling widows that a 100%SC P & T determination done by VA after the veteran's death did not make them eligible for CHAMPVA.I hope she got canned.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines and Terms of Use