VA Set to Receive $60 Million From Coronavirus Relief Bill

This Wednesday, the Senate approved a coronavirus relief package for the Department of Veterans Affairs granting $60 million in emergency funding.

According to an article published by, “Of that amount, $30 million will go to VA medical services and another $30 million will be dedicated to community care — an account that pays for veterans to receive medical treatment from private-sector doctors. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the money would be used to boost diagnostic testing at the department.”

The bill was passed with a vote of 90-8 and will now be sent to the President’s desk. The bill also includes relief funding which includes paid sick leave, unemployment benefits and free testing for COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, 46 positive cases have been confirmed within the VA health care system.

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability