Various Updates and Changes you might need to know in response to COVID-19

StatesideLegal understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a particularly stressful time for those with military experience and their families. With that in mind, this page is here to give you information on resource changes that may affect you and have occurred in response to COVID-19.  We will post information and updates as we become aware of them, including links to sources so you can assess and adapt as necessary.

As always, we wish you and your family well.  Be safe. Be healthy.

 

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Changes in Military and Federal Resources

The SAVE LIVES Act, was signed into law on March 24, 2021 and permits the VA to vaccinate all veterans, veteran spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients against COVID-19, as supply allows.  Previously, only veterans enrolled in VA healthcare were eligible to receive COVID vaccinations from the VA. 


Although the VA is still prioritizing those enrolled in VA Healthcare, The SAVE LIVES Act expands VA’s authority to provide vaccines to:

  • Veterans who are not eligible for enrollment in VA’s health care system, including veterans without compensable service-connected disabilities and veterans who have incomes above a certain threshold;
     
  • Caregivers of veterans who are enrolled in various VA home-based and long-term care programs;
     
  • Spouses of veterans; and
     
  • CHAMPVA recipients (spouses of permanently and totally disabled veterans or of veterans who have died from service-connected disabilities).

 

Click here for the VA Press release and more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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