United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VHA Chief Business Office

Enrollment Update 1010EZ
August 2, 2010

VA Makes Applying for Health Care Benefits Faster for Veterans (Elimination of Online Signature Requirement Speeds Access to Care)

WASHINGTON – As part of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki’s effort to streamline access to benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has removed the signature requirement for Veterans who electronically submit an online 10-10EZ “Application for Health Benefits.” 

“This singular action will reduce days, if not weeks, for Veterans who apply online to access their hard-earned medical benefits and upholds the promise to reduce access barriers to needed care for this Nation’s Veterans,” said Shinseki.

Previously, Veterans filling out the online application were required to print a copy, sign it and send to their local medical center or wait for a copy to be mailed to them for signature and mailing before enrollment into the VA healthcare system could occur.

For additional information, go to http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility or call VA’s toll free number at 1-877-222-VETS (8387). The online form is available at  https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/.

 

Public Affairs release:  http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1928