As we all know, the VA currently only sends us text messages regarding medical appointments. That limited system, “VEText”, is being replaced by a new and enhanced platform known as “VANotify”.
You do not need to take any action to receive the new text messages. If you currently receive texts from the VA, you will automatically be enrolled in the new system.
The new system will allow us to receive more types of text message notifications, including:
- Prescription shipments and deliveries;
- VA’s receipt of benefits applications;
- Changes to our account;
- Monthly notifications about benefit payments; and
- Debt information
Currently, we are automatically opted-in to the text messaging service when we provide the VA with a cellphone number and enroll in VA health care.