Benefits | VA Health Care


Basic Eligibility

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits. Reservists and National Guard members may also qualify for VA health care benefits if they were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a Federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty.

To see current eligibility requirements for VA Health Care, please visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp.



Enrollment

Eligible Veterans may apply for enrollment. There are multiple different ways to apply, you can see them by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply.



Recently Discharged Combat Veterans

Returning Servicemembers that meet a separate set of requirements have special eligibility to enroll in the VA health care system. You can see the current eligibility requirements and apply by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/gateway/combat_vets.asp



Reimbursement of Travel Costs

The Beneficiary Travel Program provides eligible Veterans and other beneficiaries mileage reimbursement, common carrier (plane, train, bus, taxi, etc.) or when medically indicated, "special mode" (ambulance, wheelchair van) transport for travel to and from VA health care, or VA health care, or VA authorized non-VA health care for which the Veteran is eligible.
To see the eligibility requirements for travel reimbursement and special mode transportation, visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vtp/beneficiary_travel.asp.



Outpatient Dental Treatment

Some Veterans may be eligible to receive dental benefits if they meet certain requirements.
To view more information on eligibility you can visit www.va.gov/dental/ or www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-outpatient-dental-care.html.