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COVID Information

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FINANCIAL

BURIAL AND MEMORIAL

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

  • VA BOARD OF APPEALS:  VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) is expanding access to virtual hearings to all Veterans awaiting their Board hearing after successfully testing the capabilities during the last year.  Virtual hearings are a secure, confidential and convenient option for Veterans and their representatives to have their Board hearing held from a location of their choosing.  The Board moved quickly to put this option into place in response to COVID-19 and the temporary suspension of in-person hearings. For Veterans who opted to have a hearing, choosing the virtual hearing will allow the Board to decide a Veteran’s appeal more quickly.  The release on VA expands access to virtual hearings can be found at this link:  https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5436

HEALTH

  • CALL CENTER-FARGO: The Fargo VA Health Care System has initiated a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Call Center to help field calls related to COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and general questions. The number is (701) 239-3700 extension 2319. The Call Center will be staffed 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • VA NON-VETERAN CARE: VA is helping 38 states and territories with their response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), providing care, services and supplies to hundreds of non-Veterans in this time of uncertainty.  In coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), VA has deployed doctors, nurses and nursing aides to state-run nursing homes in several states where COVID-19 has emerged among vulnerable populations.  The release on VA is protecting and serving all of America can be found at this link: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5439
  • TELEHEALTH-DATA (T-MOBILE): Veterans using VA Video Connect on their TracFone mobile phones through the T-Mobile network, will no longer pay for data while using video telehealth technology to connect and meet with their VA health care teams.  The release on VA’s telehealth system grows as Veterans have access to unlimited data while using VA Video Connect can be found on this link https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5426.
  • MENTAL HEATH is very important especially in these trying times and extended isolation. We are all encouraged to take the "Commissioners Challenge" to prevent suicide. Learn more https://www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/commissioners-challenge-suicide-prevention
  • Updates from VA www.fargo.va.gov
  • Information from CDC

EDUCATION

SCAMS to be aware of

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