The VA holds open house and claims clinic

Posted By: Jason Taylor

LINCOLN, Neb. The VA Lincoln Regional Office today held a special event to answer a few questions for veterans and make some announcements.

This open house and claims clinic allowed veterans and their family members to make claims and learn more about their health care coverage and benefits. Anna Moorelock from the VA Nebraska–Western Iowa Health Care System says they get a lot of good feedback from our local vets.

"We have really great healthcare provided by our healthcare system. Our benefits administration that processes claims here are among the top in the country." Said Anna Moorelock, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Some other good news announced is the opening of the Omaha National Cemetery.

"We’re excited that August 5th there’s going to be a cemetery dedication. It’s going to be at Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion to dedicate the new cemetery." Said Moorelock

However, decisions are still being made about the new VA clinic in Lincoln.

"Yes! The city of Lincoln and Veteran’s Affairs is going to receive a new clinic and hopefully will activate in 2020. However, that process is separate from the development of this property here at the Lincoln campus." Said Duncan Fallon, Site Manger

Fallon says specific decisions are being discussed among the National VA, Seniors Foundation, and America First Development because of the enhanced use lease.

"Everyone is asking the question ‘Why isn’t it on campus here?’ But that’s part of a bid process." Said Fallon

He adds that Lincoln has a long history of support and love between the vets and the community.

"I would ask that everyone be patient and take a moment to wait and see how things happen." Said Fallon

Fallon says he’s not sure when the decision on the new clinic will be finalized. But the dedication ceremony for the Omaha National Cemetery on August 5th at Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion will be at 10 am.