Nearly 1.5 million veterans and more than 500,000 already enrolled in the VA health care system identify as being Hispanic or Latino. “Our veteran population is made up of an increasingly diverse group of people,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It’s our duty to expand the ways we communicate with all veterans, so they’re properly informed about the benefits they’ve earned.”
To that end, the VA has released a Spanish version of the application for health benefits, “to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process.” The new language version follows on the VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans’ recommendation.
The form is available at VA medical facilities and online at .