VA to increase aid to tribal veterans’ assistance
The Choctaw Nation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have come to an agreement for the VA to reimburse the Choctaw Nation for services provided for Native American Veterans. This will not only help the Choctaw Nation provide more services for Tribal Members and Tribal Veterans, but also provide more access to health care facilities.
Tribal Veterans need to be enrolled in VA health benefits for the reimbursement to take place, so if you are a Veteran and are not, or do not know, if you are enrolled in VA health benefits here are some choices for you to get started.
- Go to www.va.gov and search and fill out a 10-10EZ (application for VA health benefits)
- Call 1-877-222-8387 and follow the prompts.
- Call CNHSA at 1-918-567-7000 ext. 6856
Benefits of the agreement include more locations for tribal veterans to access health care, less travel time for the veteran and more services provided between CNHSA and the VA. There is NO COST to the veteran for most services and access to a Veterans Advocate for any help such as finding the correct forms, filling them out and applying for benefits is provided.