CHA News Article

VA to Change 40-Mile Rule for Veterans Choice Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will revise the guidelines used to determine the distance between a veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight-line distance to driving distance. The rule change is expected in the coming weeks and is intended to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, which was authorized by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. CHA will notify members through CHA News when the interim final rule is released. A fact sheet on the change is available on the VA’s website.