VA Updates Online Application For Health Benefits

May 6, 2010
Press Release

Costa: Changes make health care benefits more accessible for Valley vets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) today announced changes to the VA that will make it easier and faster for veterans to apply for their health care benefits. These improvements are a result of the Department of Veterans Affairs updating its online Form 10-10EZ, “Application for Health Benefits.”

“These changes to the VA will make critical health care benefits more accessible for our Valley’s veterans,” said Costa. “Just as our military forces pledge to leave no soldier behind, we must promise to do the same for them. I value all the work our men and women in uniform do, and will continue to fight in Congress for their medical care, benefits, salary and education.”

The revised online application provides enhanced features that make it easier and faster for veterans to apply for their health care benefits.  This updated form also streamlines the collection of information from veterans by eliminating some questions. 

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 the VA at 1 (877) 222-8387 (VETS) or visit the VA health eligibility website at www.va.gov/healtheligibility.

Veterans seeking assistance with the VA or other federal agencies are encouraged to contact one of Congressman Costa’s two district offices:

Rep. Costa’s Fresno Office: 559-495-1620
Rep. Costa’s Bakersfield Office: 661-869-1620