To date, Hometown Hero Project donations to the Fraternal Order of Police have exceeded: $53,000.
September 2017 – Hometown Hero Project takes well placed shot across the bow in support of our Veteran heroes!
On September 23, 2017 Cathy Cayton asked for our help. Her longtime friend, Kathy Ttrittschuh, was distraught because the nursing home where her disabled husband, Edward, was a client had threatened to release him without anywhere else to go. Edward, is a decorated U.S. Army Veteran, and very much loved by Kathy. Apparently, Edward’s 100 days of Medicare payments had expired, and his pension would not cover the entire expense.
Shortly thereafter, a Hometown Hero Veteran representative contacted the nursing facility and spoke to the Administrator.
Utilizing skills acquired in the military, the Hometown Hero Rep reminded the Administrator that short term tactics should always be viewed in the context of their company’s overall long term public relation strategy.
Needless to say, the facility Administrator recognized the potential negative public relations impact the situation could create, and agreed to allow Edward to stay.
The Hometown Hero Project, in association with the Vans For Veterans program proudly donated a mobility van to the dedicated men and women of the Pat Tillman American Legion Post 117 in Phoenix, AZ.
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Outpatient Dental Treatment
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Dental benefits are provided by VA according to law. In some instances, VA is authorized to provide extensive dental care, while in other cases treatment may be limited by law. This Fact Sheet table describes dental eligibility criteria and contains information to assist Veterans in understanding their eligibility for VA dental care. (See Dental Chart)
By law, the eligibility for outpatient dental care is not the same as for most other VA medical benefits. It is categorized in classes. Those eligible for VA dental care under Class I, IIA, IIC, or IV are eligible for any necessary dental care to maintain or restore oral health and masticatory function, including repeat care. Other classes have time and/or service limitations.
*Note: Public Law 83 enacted June 16, 1955, amended Veterans’ eligibility for outpatient dental services. As a result, any Veteran who received a dental award letter from VBA dated before 1955 in which VBA determined the dental conditions to be non-compensable are no longer eligible for Class II outpatient dental treatment.
Veterans receiving hospital, nursing home, or domiciliary care will be provided dental services that are professionally determined by a VA dentist, in consultation with the referring physician, to be essential to the management of the patient’s medical condition under active treatment.
For more information about eligibility for VA medical and dental benefits, contact VA at 1-877-222-8387, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 8 pm EST or www.va.gov/healthbenefits.
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)
Veterans enrolled in VA health care and CHAMPVA beneficiaries have the opportunity to purchase dental insurance coverage at a reduced cost through Delta Dental and MetLife.
Follow the below links to find out up-to-date information and to apply for your VA subsidized Dental plan:
Delta Dental and MetLife offer multiple plans to choose from. Coverage, available throughout the United States and its territories, includes diagnostic, preventative, surgical, emergency, and endodontic/restorative treatment and services.
Enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries may sign up to participate in VADIP by completing an application with Delta Dental or MetLife – online, over the phone, or by mail – for the plan that best meets their dental needs and budget.
Each participant will pay fixed monthly premiums for coverage and copayments identified in the plan they select. The program is voluntary and there are no eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability or other factors. Participation in the program does not affect eligibility for VA-provided dental services and treatment.