The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it will be allowing families to open up an account for veterans’ healthcare savings accounts.
In a statement, VA said it is “actively working with our partners at the state level to expand access to healthcare savings and use of VA health savings accounts.””VA will make this available to all VA health care providers through a new VA-wide portal on its website,” the statement said.
“The portal will allow veterans and their families to make the first payments in VA healthcare plans and then open an account with the VA to receive VA healthcare benefits and to manage their VA healthcare needs.”
The VA statement came a day after the Trump administration unveiled new guidance that would allow veterans to open an Account on VA Healthcare Plans that have not yet been approved.
The VA said the new account allows for up to 10 eligible individuals to open a VA healthcare plan.
This allows veterans to keep up with the cost of their care without incurring extra cost.
“We recognize that not all veterans have access to this service,” VA Secretary Robert McDonald said in a statement.
“VA continues to work closely with our VA Health Care Partners to ensure that veterans are able to access VA healthcare services and the VA is making this available through the VA Health Savings Account.”