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VA Updates Online Application for Health Benefits

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2010) – Veterans will find it easier and faster to
apply for their health care benefits now that the Department of Veterans
Affairs has updated its online Form 10-10EZ, "Application for Health

"VA is committed to tapping into the best that technology has to offer
to ensure Veterans receive the benefits they have earned," said
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "We continue to look for
new ways to improve access to care and benefits."

This revised online application provides enhanced navigation features
that make it easier and faster for Veterans to apply for their health
care benefits.  This new version also allows Veterans to save a copy of
the completed form for their personal records.

The most significant enhancement allows Veterans to save their
application to their local desktop and return to the application at any
time without having to start over.  Previously, Veterans had to complete
the form in a single session.

This updated online form, along with the revised VA Form 10-10EZ,
reduces the collection of information from Veterans by eliminating some

In addition, there are minor changes to simplify the wording of
questions and provide clarity in the instructions.  Further enhancements
to the online application are expected to be delivered in increments
throughout 2010.

Veterans may complete or download the 10-10EZ form at the VA health
eligibility website at
<> .  Veterans may also
contact VA at 1 (877) 222-8387 (VETS) or visit the VA health eligibility
website at

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