Medical Benefits

Eligibility

Medical Caduceus Veterans discharged under “dishonorable” conditions do not qualify. Enroll for health benefits using the 10-10EZ application and supplemental page. Veterans are placed in a priority group based on service connected disabilities and/or financial need. Some veterans may have to make co-payments for their veterans affairs health care.

Private Medical Insurance

Veterans Affairs is required to bill private health insurance providers for medical care, supplies and prescriptions for treatment of non-service connected conditions. In general, Veterans Affairs does not bill Medicare but will bill Medicare supplemental insurance. All veterans are required to provide information about their health insurance coverage when applying for benefits.

Clinics

The main Veterans Affairs hospital for this area is located in Salisbury, NC, or veterans can have their name added to the waiting list for the local Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hickory, NC or Charlotte, NC.

Health Registry

Certain veterans can participate in veterans affairs health registries and receive free medical examinations to provide special health related information. The current registries available now are Gulf War, Depleted Uranium, Agent Orange, and Ionizing Radiation.

Champ VA

Health insurance available for spouses or children of veterans who are considered permanent and totally disabled for service-connected disabilities, who’s death was due to permanent and total service connected disability or who died on active duty not due to misconduct.

Note: Tri-Care benefits and Champ VA cannot be received concurrently

Dental Treatment

Veterans Affairs provides dental treatment to veterans who were recently discharged but did not receive a final dental exam. Application for these benefits must be completed within 90 days of discharge. Veterans Affairs will provide dental treatment to veterans who have a service connected dental disability, former POWs, and those who are considered 100% permanently and totally disabled by Veterans Affairs.