All veterans who were previously denied enrollment into the VAMC Medical System prior to January 1, 2009 should re-enroll. The proposed change involves a 10 percent increase to the Geographic HUD Index chart and the Means Test Threshold Charts. Please contact the St. Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs for Assistance at 810-989-6945.
All veterans that fall into this group and applied after January 1, 2009 will be notified by the VA directly and will not need to re-enroll.
By the proposed change affecting the Means Test Threshold as well as the disqualifying HUD Index Chart, some veterans may become exempt from co-payments that they are currently paying. If you thing this might affect you, please contact the VA medical facility in which you are enrolled and verify your co-payment status under the new criteria. The VA anticipates the new criteria to take place in June, 2009.
Debra A. Worden, Director, St. Clair County Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Port Huron
April 15, 2009