Owens Announces New Online Application For Veterans Benefits
Congressman Bill Owens joined the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in announcing the launch of a new and improved online form that makes it easier and faster for veterans to apply for their health care benefits.
"This is great news for Upstate New York veterans," said Owens. "Innovations like these make it more convenient for our veterans to access the benefits they have earned through their service to our country."
This revised online application form (10-10EZ) provides enhanced navigation features that make it easier and faster for veterans to use. The 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 questions.
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 https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/.
Veterans may also contact VA at 1 (877) 222-VETS (8387) or visit the VA health eligibility website at www.va.gov/healtheligibility.