If you have been honorably discharged or released from the military, naval, or air service, you may be able to get benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Your spouse and children may also be able to get VA benefits.
Veterans are entitled to a wide range of medically necessary services, including hospital inpatient and outpatient care, prescription drugs prescribed by a VA physician, emergency care at VA facilities, preventive care, rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health, and hospice care.
Veterans can receive care at any VA facility. There are no limits on the number of days of care or outpatient visits the VA will provide, as long as services are available and care is considered medically necessary.
The VA does not cover hearing aids, eyeglasses and routine dental care, unless they are considered necessary treatment for a service-connected medical condition.
To find out if you are eligible for VA benefits and information about how to get them, call the VA Health Administration Center at 1-800-733-8387 or 1-877-222-VETS (877-222-8387).
To find out how your VA benefits work with Medicare, click on the link in the GO TO box.