Facebook Live event to focus on MISSION Act changes

Facebook Live event to focus on MISSION Act changes

The American Legion will join representatives of other veterans service organizations and Department of Veterans Affairs officials in a Facebook Live event on May 30 ahead of the MISSION Act taking effect. The event is aimed to provide information to veterans and their families on the coming changes and what veterans must do before they can access care from a local provider in the community.

The MISSION Act is a comprehensive law that overhauls how veterans receive their health care through the VA. The law also includes provisions to consolidate community care programs into a single, streamlined service; reforms the VA health-care infrastructure; and expands VA’s Caregiver Support Program to eligible veterans who were injured prior to Sept. 11, 2001.

To participate in the May 30 event:

• Visit VA’s Facebook page a few minutes before 4:30 p.m. ET on May 30, 2019.

• Refresh the page at 4:30 p.m. ET to watch the live video discussion, it will begin on the hour.

• Click on the video. Make sure it is unmuted by using the volume controls at the bottom of the video.

• Type questions into the comments below the video. Representatives will provide answers and resources. Those interested in participating will need a Facebook account to ask questions.

To register and receive event notifications, visit Explore.VA.gov/events. Visit Explore.VA.gov for information on events,  resources and how to apply for VA benefits.