VA Portland Health Care System
The Beneficiary Travel program provides eligible Veterans and other beneficiaries mileage reimbursement, common carrier (plane, train, bus, taxi, light rail etc.), or when medically indicated, "special mode" (ambulance, wheelchair van) transport for travel to and from VA health care, or VA authorized non-VA health care for which the Veteran is eligible.
NOTE: Please send/deliver your completed direct deposit enrollment form to the Agent Cashier or the Fiscal office. The Beneficiary Travel and enrollment office does not process these forms.
Please use the kiosk at your point of care to file your travel claim. Using the kiosk saves time, eliminates the need to visit the Beneficiary travel and enrollment office and establishes an electronic record of the application. Only use the VA Form 10-3542 if your care was outside the VA or you have receipts you need to attach to your claim.
VA Direct Express Debit MasterCard
New as of February 2017. This debit card is NOT for Veterans who use direct deposit and Veterans may not get their payment any faster compared to direct deposit. This card is intended for Veterans who do not have a bank account and have been getting travel payments by check. There is no sign-up fee and most services are free, there is no risk of lost or stolen checks, and there is no need to cash or deposit a check. Be sure to read the details to see if this is right for you.
If you have questions about the Direct Express Debit MasterCard, please call VAPORHCS Fiscal Office at 503-220-8262, ext. 57781 or ext.55280.
Click to see/print a brochure with all the details of the VA Direct Express Debit MasterCard.
Option #1 - Travel claims or 911 ambulance claims questions
Option #3 - Special Mode Transportation (SMT) questions and/or orders for support
Completed vouchers can be mailed to:
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Portland, OR 97239
Or faxed to:
Or uploaded by Secure Message for eligible accounts on My HealtheVet: https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home
Current as of 11/26/19