VA Copayment Debt: Refunds, Forgiveness

American Recovery Plan also waives copayments through September 2021

VA copayments for medical care will be waived, refunded, or forgiven under the American Recovery Plan. If you’re a Veteran who receives care through VA, here’s what this means for you:

  • If you received a statement with copayment charges from April 6, 2020, or later, we’ll remove these charges. You won’t need to pay them.
  • If you already paid any copay charges from April 6, 2020, or later, we’ll send you a refund.
  • If you have unpaid copay charges from before April 6, 2020, you don’t have to make payments until September 30, 2021. We won’t add fees or interest or take other collection action on these charges during this time. But you can still make payments if you’d like. Find out how to pay your VA copay bill.

You don’t need to do anything at this time to get a refund. We ask for your patience as we work to adjust statements and send refunds.

Copay charges will be waived

We’ve also waived VA copayments for all medical care received between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021, and all prescription medications ordered between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021. We hope this will help Veterans and their families during this time.

Welcome Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC. Thank you Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. Andrew W. Thomas, Administrator Rev. Rebecca Pinkney-Thomas and Lay Leader Wilbert Jacobs for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

VA suicide prevention tool puts lifesaving information in R.E.A.C.H

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a mobile app, March 18, that offers step-by-step guidance for those who are trying to support someone they care about and for those who are concerned about their own emotional wellbeing. 

Developed by the PREVENTS Office, the How We R.E.A.C.H. Coaching Tool includes five actions to take when REACHing out to someone in need or when you are REACHing out for help for yourself. It provides additional resource information and suggested language to use when starting what are often very difficult conversations. 

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St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church seeks Military Missioner/Rector

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church From their Welcome Letter to the Next Rector –

We look forward to welcoming you and we are excited you will answer God’s call. We have been praying for you and cannot wait for you to join us in ministry! We feel God has already filled us with love for you, our next Rector. We are a faithful group with some that have grown up here and some are new. We have come from near and far to be here at this moment, in this place, waiting for our mutual ministry together to begin.

For more information see the Profile for the Military Missioner/Rector here 800 Midwest Blvd. ~ Midwest City, OK 73110 ~ 405-732-4802

This announcement was published in the Military Chaplains Association’s Weekly Newsgram dated March 10, 2021.

Welcome Saint John’s Episcopal Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Chula Vista, CA. Thank you Reverend Roger Haenke and Lay Leader Rachel Johnson for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Staunton, VA. Thank you Reverend Dr. Edward A. Scott for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Emmanuel A.M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth, VA. Thank you Reverend Granger Flythe and Lay Leader Annette Brown Boyce for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Cumberland A,M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Cumberland A.M.E. Church, Georgetown, SC. Thank you Reverend Effson Bryant for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Lemoore First United Methodist Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation in 2021 to the VMFC network, Lemoore First United Methodist Church, Lemoore, CA. Thank you Reverend Dr. Dennis Hutson for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome First A.M.E. of Gaithersburg

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, First A.M.E. Church of Gaithersburg Maryland. Thank you Reverend Dr. Vanetta Brice and Lay Leader Lillian Brice for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.