Veterans copays on the way

The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended sending patient statements regarding copays to veterans.

Those fees were not waived, they were only deferred meaning veterans will begin receiving statements in January 2021.

Patients statements may include new copay charges for medical care and prescriptions from April 6th through December 31st as well as any unpaid copay charges from before April 2020.

Veterans who can’t make payments when billing starts again can call the VA at (866) 400 -1238.

According to the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency, about 28,000 veterans live in the U.P.