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Veterans no longer must submit receipts for travel costs to medical appointments

The federal government will no longer require veterans to submit receipts when covering their travel costs to medical appointments.Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney, shown recently in Ottawa, announced the change today during the Royal Canadian Legion convention in Halifax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
June 11, 2012 - 10:12 AM

HALIFAX - The federal government will no longer require veterans to submit receipts when covering their travel costs to medical appointments.

Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney announced the change today during the Royal Canadian Legion convention in Halifax.

Blaney says the change will reduce paperwork for about 18,000 veterans who will receive money more quickly.

Over the last year, the Veterans Affairs Department processed about 5,500 health-related travel claims with an average reimbursement of $274.

Blaney says the announcement is one in a series of changes that will reduce red tape in the processing of veterans claims.

In April, he announced that the department will provide veterans with upfront payments for grounds maintenance and housekeeping services.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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