are not affected by the Federal Government shutdown.
I walked in to my local CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinic) this morning, presented my VA ID, requested services and was helped in less than ten minutes.
The first service was to make sure that I am still in the system. I have been avoiding the VA for a couple of years to let the younger vets just getting back to the world from some pretty horrific combat an opportunity. Some of them need the help more than I do. I need to retain my Cat 5 eligibility as the Affordable Care Act takes effect. I submitted my VA Form 10-10EZR. Normally this is done in April but it only matters if you want unbilled services.
I got my flu shot today and scheduled a visit with my primary provider in two weeks. Earlier appointments were available but I needed to schedule around some family business.