You have made many sacrifices as a Veteran, but just because you leave
active-duty does not mean that you lose all of your health benefits. But
what exactly are you qualified for? Do you need help with an old injury,
rehabilitation, or alcohol/drug dependence counseling?
Public Law 104-262 calls for VA to provide you hospital care and
outpatient care services that are defined as "needed". VA
defines "needed" as care or service that will promote,
preserve, and restore health. This includes treatment, procedures,
supplies, or services. This decision of need will be based on the
judgment of your health care provider and in accordance with generally
accepted standards of clinical practice.
There are also health programs you may be eligible for, including
Agent Orange Exposure
and many more. Look further at the links
Veterans are eligible for VA programs, as well as dependents in many
cases. Final eligibility depends on several factors for each program.
Look further at Eligibility and Priority Groups.
Check out the links below for more information on:
The Veterans Health Administration
oversees many programs for which you may be eligible. These links
provide greater detail on such programs as Blindness Rehabilitation,
CHAMPVA, and Hepatitis Research. Click below for more information on: