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Veteran Connect – August 22, 2014

Veteran Connect – August 22, 2014.

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Non-VA Emergency Care Fact Sheet

Non-VA Emergency Care Fact Sheet
At some time in your life, you may need emergency care. This document explains what
VA might be able to do for you. When it is not possible for you to go to a VA Medical
Center, you should go to the nearest hospital that has an emergency room. If you are in
an ambulance, the paramedics will usually take you to the closest emergency room.
What is an emergency?
A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is so
severe that without immediate treatment, it threatens
your life or health.
How do I know my situation is an emergency?
Your situation is an emergency if you believe your life or
health is in danger.
If I believe my life or health is in danger, do I need to
call the VA before I call for an ambulance or go to an
emergency room?
No. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
When should I contact the VA regarding an emergency
room visit?
You, your family, friends or hospital staff should contact the
nearest VA medical center as soon as possible, preferably
within 72 hours of your emergency, so you are better aware
of what services VA may or may not cover. Provide VA
with information about your emergency and what services
are being provided to you. Ask VA for guidance on what
emergency charges may or may not be covered so you can
plan accordingly.
If the doctor then wants to admit me to the hospital, must I
obtain advance approval from the VA?
• If the admission is an emergency–NO, although prompt
notification of the VA is necessary.
• If the admission is not an emergency–YES
If a VA bed is available and I can be safely transferred, do I
have to move to the VA hospital?
YES. If you want VA to continue to pay for your care. If you
refuse to be transferred, VA will not pay for any further care.
If I am admitted to the hospital as a result of an emergency,
how much will VA pay?
This depends on your VA eligibility. VA may pay all, some,
or none of the charges. Some highlights are listed in the
next column.
For service-connected conditions, here are some of the
criteria that must be met:
1. Care or services were provided in a medical emergency,
and
2. VA or another federal facility were not feasibly
available, and
3. VA was notified within 72 hours of the admission.
4. Ask your local VA Medical Center’s Non-VA (Fee) Care
Office for further eligibility guidance.
For non-service-connected conditions, here are some of the
criteria that must be met:
1. Veteran is enrolled in the VA Health Care System, and
2. Veteran has received health care services from VA
within the previous 24 months, and
3. Veteran has no other health insurance coverage.
4. Ask your local VA Medical Center’s Non-VA (Fee) Care
Office for further eligibility guidance.
How do I know if I have a service-connected condition?
A service-connected condition refers to an illness or injury
that was incurred in or aggravated by military service and has
a rating assigned by the Veterans Benefits Administration.
How long do I have to file a claim for reimbursement for
emergency medical care?
File your claim with the nearest VA Medical Center quickly
because time limits usually apply. For non-service-connected
care, the time limit is 90 days. Again, consult your local VA
Medical Center for more information.
Will VA pay for emergency care received outside the
United States?
VA will only pay for emergency care outside the U.S. if your
emergency is related to a service-connected condition.

For more information about care provided outside the U.S.,
contact the Foreign Medical Program (FMP) at
(877) 345-8179, or go to the FMP website at: http://www.
va.gov/hac/forbeneficiaries/fmp
For more information on non-VA emergency care, visit http://www.nonvacare.va.gov

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August 2014 Job Fairs

MICHIGAN JOB FAIRS LIST
August 2014
Veteran Expo
o When: 8/08/2014, 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
o Where: Superior Dome, Northern Michigan University- 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
o More info: Call 517-324-8330 or Visit https://mphi-web.ungerboeck.com/wri/wri_p1_display.aspx?oc=10&cc=MVAAE14
Veteran Expo/ Hiring our Heroes Fair
o When: 8/09/2014, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
o Where: Superior Dome, Northern Michigan University- 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
o More info: Call 517-324-8330 or Visit https://mphi-web.ungerboeck.com/wri/wri_p1_display.aspx?oc=10&cc=MVAAE14
Delta College Hiring Fair
o When: 8/13/2014, 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM
o Where: 1961 Delta Rd (Lecture Theater, Room G160) Saginaw, MI
o More info: Visit michigan.gov/uia
 Sales Jobs Network Recruiting Event
o When: 8/14/2014, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
o Where: Embassy Suites- Livonia, 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Call 877-777-1037 or Visit http://www.salesjobsnetwork.com/jobfair/index/JobfairAction/view/fid/575
 Pure Michigan Talent Connect: An Introduction for Job Seekers
o When: 8/19/2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
o Where: Capital Area Michigan Works! 2110 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48910
o More info: Call 517-492-5555
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Haworth College of Business
o When: 8/20/2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: WMU, 3110 Schneider Hall, Kalamazoo, MI
o More info: Visit http://www.michigan.gov/uia
 MiVirtualCareerFair
o When: 8/27/2014, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
o Where: Online
o More info: Visit http://www.michiganvirtualcareerfair.com/
Swartz Creek- Summer 2014 Career Fair
o When: 8/14/2014, 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
o Where: ITT Technical Institute, 6359 Miller Road, Swartz Creek MI 48473
o More info: Visit http://web1mdcs.state.mi.us/EICPSEventInfo/EventDisplay.aspx?Event=RDH12KAYpM3gqaOGAUUfKw%3d%3d
Salvation Army Thrift Stores Community Job Fair (Auburn Hills)
o When: 8/05/2014, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
o Where: Auburn Hills thrift store, located at 605 S. Opdyke Road.
o More info: Visit http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26093785/salvation-army-thrift-stores-community-job-fairs
 Salvation Army Thrift Stores Community Job Fair (Southfield)
o When: 8/05/2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Southfield thrift store, located at 26065 Greenfield Road
o More info: Visit http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26093785/salvation-army-thrift-stores-community-job-fairs
Salvation Army Thrift Stores Community Job Fair (Sterling Heights)
o When: 8/06/2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Sterling Heights thrift store, located at 35170 Dodge Park Road
o More info: Visit http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26093785/salvation-army-thrift-stores-community-job-fairs
Salvation Army Thrift Stores Community Job Fair (Taylor)
o When: 8/06/2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Taylor thrift store, located at 9830 Telegraph Road.
o More info: Visit http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26093785/salvation-army-thrift-stores-community-job-fairs
UPCOMING HIRING OUR HEROES JOB FAIRS
 Hiring Our Heroes (Ypsilanti)
o When: 09/25/14, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: Ann Arbor National Guard Armory, 7400 S. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/ann-arbor-mi-0

Courtesy of  Buddy-to-BuddyVolunteer Veteran Program.  Buddy-to- Buddy is not associated with Valor Military Ministry or Antioch International Ministries in any way.

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