Beneficiary Travel Change
July 1, 2012
Beginning July 1, 2012, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and its clinics began transitioning to a new method of processing travel reimbursement claims. Except for rare exceptions, Veterans will be reimbursed for beneficiary travel via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to a checking or savings account. During the transition period between July 1 – September 30, 2012, Veterans will still be able to receive cash payments at the Agent Cashier Offices.
The benefit of the new EFT method is to streamline the travel claim process, improve our ability to track the status of your claim, cut down on long lines at the Agent Cashier, and make your VA visits more convenient.
How do I start my EFT Payments?
How will EFT affect me?
Will this affect the Agent Cashier Offices at the outpatient clinics?
What if my EFT account has not yet been established?
We thank you for your cooperation during this transition. For more information, contact the Agent Cashier at 713-794-7498.