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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:50 PM
I read that OIF/OEF vets have case mangers for VA claims, is that all, or does it just depend on the disability?
Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:46 AM
Every VA Medical Center has an OEF/OIF Care Management Team ready to welcome OEF/OIF veterans and help you access care and benefits. Case Managers, who are either nurses or social workers, coordinate patient care activities and help you navigate your way through the VA system. A Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) acts as a personal advocate as you move throughout the VA healthcare system. To contact the OEF/OIF Care Management Team check your local VA medical center web site. You can find the web site using the VA Facility Locator.
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Services are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. The 232 community based Vet Centers are located in all fifty states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.