VA billing to resume Jan 2021 - VA Northern California Health Care System
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VA billing to resume Jan 2021

VA to resume billing January 2021

VA Northern California wants to keep you abreast of this upcoming change that was part of the nation's relief response to the COVID-19 pandemic so you can plan accordingly. There are many options and resources for Veterans in the brief article below.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Suspension of Veteran VA medical care debts during COVID-19 scheduled to end in December

Veterans should be aware and plan accordingly that the current suspension of VA collection actions and extension of terms of previous repayment agreements is scheduled to end December 31, 2020.

VA stopped sending monthly billing statements for medical care debt starting April 6, 2020. This change followed the President’s April 2 announcement that was part of the nation's relief response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, all actions on debts owed to VA in the form of copayments under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Treasury were suspended.

With the conclusion of the mandated deferral, VA plans to begin billing Veterans in January 2021 for those postponed copays.

In January, Veterans should receive a patient statement that includes new copay charges for any care or prescriptions from April 6, 2020, through December 31, 2020, and any unpaid copays from before April 2020.

Veterans are not required to make payments until after December, but they can make them now if they want.

How do I pay my VA copay bill?

Veterans are encouraged to submit payments at www.pay.gov.  Below are all the ways to make payments:

Onlinewww.pay.gov

By phone:  888.827.4817 

By mail:  Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 3978, Portland, OR 97208-3978

In Person:   Mather VA Medical Center: Lobby of Bldg 650, Room 1A040 

                    Or Mare Island VA Clinic: Just inside the main entrance, Room 2104   


A site to reference for Veteran co-pays: https://www.va.gov/health-care/pay-copay-bill/

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