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PACT Act Delivers on President Biden’s Promise to America’s Veterans
In his first State of the Union address, President Biden called on Congress to send a bill to his desk that would
comprehensively address toxic exposures that have impacted veterans, as well as their families
and caregivers, and provide them with the health care and benefits they have earned and deserve.
Thanks to the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Committees, the PACT Act does just that.
Since the VA adopted the new mileage application via the internet, I haven't received any travel money. I checked with my travel clerk and he told me that there is a big back log here in Florida. Have others experienced this problem? Thank you Jim.
I'm in Florida so I feel your pain.
We're supposed to be reimbursed a per mile amount for certain travel to and from medical care. In my time with VHA I've seen long lines and over an hour wait to receive a few dollars gas money. Then we went to a fill-out-the-form system. The check-in kiosks were introduced a few years back and those worked well other than you had to remember to sign out and sign in again to submit the travel voucher.
Not all that long ago I checked in to my small clinic and the kiosks were unplugged and parked in a corner. I was told to check in the old school way and only when I asked, I was given an old form to complete for travel pay. I was told the kiosks were gone forever.
I returned to that clinic 2 weeks later and the check in kiosks were back, plugged in and ready to go. There was no option for travel reimbursement, I was told to go to the Internet and figure it out. I haven't seen any deposits either.
I don't have any answer for you other than...welcome to your VA. They care!
“For many decades it’s been standard medical practice to
treat pain with anti-inflammatory drugs, but we found that
this short-term fix could lead
to longer-term problems.”