Veterans Health Benefits Handbook
Understanding Your VA Health Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to informing enrolled Veterans about VA health benefits and services they have earned and deserve. All new enrollees will receive a personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook, generally two weeks after enrollment has been confirmed. The handbooks are tailored specifically for each Veteran and provide detailed, updated information about the VA health care benefits the Veteran may be eligible to receive, such as medications, prosthetics and dental care.
The handbook also provides answers to common questions, contact information for the Veteran's preferred facility, instructions on how to schedule appointments, information regarding the Affordable Care Act, the Veteran’s copay responsibilities, if any, and much more.
An online version of the Handbook is available on the AccessVA and MyHealtheVet sites, which provides enrolled Veterans the opportunity to view, print or save a copy of their personalized handbook. Veterans will need a premium DS Login account to access the online handbook.
To create a DS Login account securely, click here. Enter your personal information and click Submit to confirm your identity. Then, continue to follow the remaining prompts until your DS Login account is created and activated. Now, log on to either AccessVA or MyHealtheVet to generate your personalized handbook.
What you Should Do With Your Old Handbook
When you receive a new, replacement Handbook, we encourage Veterans to destroy their old handbook by cutting it up or shredding it, since the handbook contains personal information.
For information about the Handbook or to request a replacement, contact us at 1-877-222-8387.