We received the above letter today from the VA Medical Center, which offers the benefit of being treated by a doctor outside the VA system, but receiving prescriptions from a VA pharmacy. My father-in-law has been doing this for years due to his 10% disability compensation. Does he have to request this again since the 10% disability compensation is being discontinued in lieu of the A&A award? I don't want him to lose this benefit, but I also don't want to have a duplicate enrollment. The medical center may not realize it's a duplicate since we used our mailing address for his A&A claim. I would imagine they would have checked his Social Security Number though. This must be a pretty common occurrence.