Transitioning from the military to civilian life is challenging enough, you should not have to worry about healthcare as well. VHP can help show you the way by helping you with Veterans Affairs Health Care.
We all know federal programs have a tendency to be complicated and confusing. As Veterans ourselves, we know, we have been there. We are always here for any Veteran at any step of the process of getting VA Health Benefits. You can count on VHP to help you get covered.
Veterans Affairs Health Care offers a wide variety of services. Thy range from basic primary care to nursing home care for eligible Veterans. Enrollment in the VA health care system provides Veterans with the assurance that they will be covered for health related issues in the future.
In addition to the assurance that services will be available, enrolled Veterans do not have to continuously sign up at facilities. The VA Health Care system is the largest in the country, with over 9 million locations a Veteran can seek care. Here are some other considerations:
To determine if you are eligible for Veterans Affairs Health Benefits, three main criteria are examined. These areas are your type of service including discharge, if you have a service-connected disability, and your income.
Typically, Veterans must have served for their required period of duty in the military, air service, or naval branch, and must have been honorably discharged.
Currently, Veterans who served in a theater of war after 1998 have up to five years to enroll in Veteran Affairs Health Benefits.
If you were in the Reserves, benefits may be limited. There are of course exceptions to this:
The VA’s standard medical benefits package promotes preventive and primary care. There is a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and preventive health services offered that a Veteran may be eligible for. Different levels of care based on eligibility do occur.
The VA’s standard medical benefits package do address the health care needs of enrolled female veterans. The benefits provided either directly or through access to non-VA providers include the following:
Benefits also provide certain health care services to a newborn child of a female Veteran. Health care for the newborn is be authorized for a maximum of seven days after the birth of the child. This care is only valid if the Veteran delivered the child in a VA facility or in another facility approved or contracted by the VA for such services.