• Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

VA Health and Benefits mobile app – six key facts

ByCindy J. Daddario

Sep 28, 2022

The VA Health and Benefits mobile app has more than 821,000 users since its launch a year ago.

Over 36,000 users have rated the app since its launch, giving it a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on the Apple App Store and 4.6 out of 5 on the Google Play Store.

“Nice format, very user-friendly and regularly updated. Recommend to use this app instead of real site. Keep up the good work of the developers :)” – Comments from a veteran reviewer in a Google Play Store review, 12/13/21

VA wants to educate veterans. Here are six key facts to know:

  1. Proof of veteran status

At local stores and restaurants, veterans who are logged into the VA Health and Benefits mobile app can easily show off their veteran status for discounts and services without any paperwork. It’s easy and convenient.

  1. Easy connection

Log in with FaceID or your fingerprint.

  1. Manage healthcare on the go

The app allows veterans to:

  • View and cancel their medical appointments
  • Send and receive secure messages from providers
  • Get their vaccination records anywhere, anytime
  • Access the veterans crisis line, directly from their phone

The ability to send secure messages is a feature that veterans told us they really like. 267,000 secure messages were sent by 69,000 veterans in May 2022.

  1. Manage disability claims and appeals

Veterans can view the status of VA disability claims and appeals, and easily upload documents to send to VA related to their claim.

  1. View VA Payments

The Payments feature was rolled out on April 12, 2022 in the app. It allows veterans to view disability compensation, pension, and education payments.

  1. Upcoming features

VA is continually adding more features to the app. Stay tuned for these new features already in the works:

  • Prescription renewal
  • View lab and test results
  • Reimbursement of travel allowances

How to download the app?

Visit the VA Health and Benefits mobile app.