- 1 How do I know if I have VA health insurance?
- 2 Who is eligible for health care at the VA?
- 3 How long does VA health care last?
- 4 Can you make too much money to get VA benefits?
- 5 What is the VA 5 year rule?
- 6 What disqualifies you from VA benefits?
- 7 Can you lose VA medical benefits?
- 8 Does Social Security count as income for VA benefits?
- 9 Are all honorably discharged veterans eligible for VA benefits?
- 10 Is the VA free for all veterans?
- 11 Are VA disability payments for life?
- 12 What is wrong with the VA healthcare system?
- 13 Will my wife get my VA disability check when I die?
How do I know if I have VA health insurance?
Call VA Health Benefits toll-free help line at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET. Information is also available at www.va.gov/healthbenefits.
Who is eligible for health care at the VA?
If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.
How long does VA health care last?
You can receive free VA health care for up to 5 years after discharge or release for any condition related to your service in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation New Dawn (OND) in Iraq.
Can you make too much money to get VA benefits?
VA Disability benefits are tax-free. Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation if they have a service-related disability and they were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Notice that there aren’t any income restrictions for VA Disability!
What is the VA 5 year rule?
The VA disability 5-year rule says that a Veteran cannot have their rating reduced if their condition has not improved in the first 5 years after they received their initial rating for the condition.
What disqualifies you from VA benefits?
Receive financial compensation (payments) from VA for a service-connected disability. Were discharged for a disability resulting from something that happened to you in the line of duty. Were discharged for a disability that got worse in the line of duty. Are a recently discharged combat Veteran.
Can you lose VA medical benefits?
If you’re in one of the lower priority groups, you could lose your VA health care benefits in the future. If you don’t keep your private insurance, this would leave you without health coverage.
Does Social Security count as income for VA benefits?
There are two different types of Social Security disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Because the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers VA disability as income, it will subtract anything you receive from your potential benefit.
Are all honorably discharged veterans eligible for VA benefits?
Veterans who receive general discharges under honorable conditions are entitled to all VA benefits, with the exception of GI Bill education benefits.
Is the VA free for all veterans?
Can I get free VA health care as a Veteran? You can get free VA health care for any illness or injury that we determine is related to your military service (called “service connected”). We also provide certain other services for free.
Are VA disability payments for life?
Can You Receive VA Disability Benefits for Life? Yes, it is possible to receive VA disability benefits for life. However, you are not guaranteed VA disability benefits for life.
What is wrong with the VA healthcare system?
While the VA is rooted in noble intentions, it has been plagued with problems for years. The VA has faced reports of excessive and contradictory spending, allegations of inadequate health care, a massive backlog of benefits claims and a top leadership position that nobody can seem to hold down.
Will my wife get my VA disability check when I die?
No, a veteran’s disability compensation payments are not continued for a surviving spouse after death. However, survivors may be entitled to a different type of benefit called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.