VA Health Care

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Medical Care

Medical care is available to many veterans through the VA clinic and medical center system.  This is not an insurance plan – it is a medical system in which the veteran enrolls, and then receives treatment.

Our office, while separate from the VA provides a Battle Buddies, GI Tunes, Veterans Discovering New Life & Guitars for Vets. These programs are geared towards providing mental wellness, transition assistance, and healing.

Transportation can be provided to and from various VA medical facilities throughout Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. These services coupled with medical care provide holistic healing. Other services such as financial assistance, the acquisition of military/medical records, and help with food and toiletries are just a few of the ways we seek to positively impact the lives of our veterans.

Documents Required for Healthcare Appointments in our office

  • Last year’s total GROSS household incomes (all who live in the house)
  • Last year’s total non-reimbursable medical expenses to include health insurance premiums, doctors/dentist bills, prescriptions, nursing homes, etc.
  • Insurance/Medicare cards
  • Address and phone numbers for veteran and spouse’s place of employment or where they are retired form
  • Spouse’s SSN and other information
  • DD 214 (New applicants only)

Basic Eligibility

If you served in the active military service and were separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health benefits as well.

Minimum Duty Requirements

Most veterans who enlisted after September 7th, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16th, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, for a hardship or “early out,” or those who served prior to September 7th, 1980. Since there are a number of other exceptions to the minimum duty requirements, VA encourages all veterans to apply so that they may determine their enrollment eligibility.

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