Connecting Older Veterans (Especially Rural) to Community or Veteran Eligible Resources (COVER to COVER)
In 2013, the Utah ADRC launched the (COVER to COVER) program to help Veterans living in rural areas gain information and access to VA benefits.
VA content experts provide in-person training to improve NWD System staff knowledge of VA programs. Training staff to become Veteran Benefit Specialists enables the NWD System to help Veterans and/or surviving spouses apply for VA benefits or enroll in VA health care.
(COVER to COVER) creates a new access point for Veterans within their communities while also fostering relationships between the NWD System, State Veteran Agencies, the VA and other VA partners.
The program has expanded to Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon