CANYON CITY – According to Grant County Veteran Services Officer Bob Muenchausen, the Department of Veterans Affairs is eliminating the annual income reporting requirement for most veterans, already enrolled in the VA’s health care system.
The VA will instead automatically match income information obtained from the IRS and the Social Security Administration.
Some veterans applying for enrollment for the first time are still required to submit income information.
The change is intended to reduce the burden on veterans, improve customer service and assist veterans in keeping their health care eligibility up-to-date.
For more information, call the Grant County Veterans Services office at 541-575-1631, call the VA toll-free at 1-800-222-VETS (8387), or visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/cost.