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VA Health Benefits Overview

Whenever someone is leaving the military and coming back to the normal civilian life, most of the time there may be some obstacles in the way that need to be overcome. Veterans are usually left with being told to not try because winning benefits takes too long or it’s too difficult. WRONG! Winning VA health benefits is a lot easier than it seems. With the proper guidance from an experienced legal representative and distinguished law firm, the knowledge on which benefits you could qualify for and patience, you can easily win those benefits you’re entitled to. That being said, there really is no reason to not try and file a claim. 

For VA health benefits there are few reasons as to why you would not qualify. The major requirement to qualify is that during your military time of service you were on active duty for 24 months, and you were also never dishonorably discharged. The VA offers a variety of different types of Health Benefits and it is smart to educate yourself on the different types they offer. A lot of the time veterans do not realize they qualify for more benefits than they believe to be. For any questions revolving around the VA and what they can offer for you, call 1 (844) 698-231

The VA splits applicants up into 8 different stages of eligibility. The lowest stage would be for the veterans who suffer from service-connected disabilities and would need the medical benefits more than others. The highest stage would be for those veterans without either a severe service-connected disability or just low income. That said, you will be placed somewhere within these 8 stages and that will help determine the medical benefits you can receive depending on your situation and condition.

One of the great things about the VA and what they help with is their guidance on transitioning from military to normal civilian life. They have a Transition Assistance Program that allows military veterans to receive the necessary and helpful tools and guidance to make that switch back to society, an easy and simple process.

For those interested in the types of benefits & help through the VA, here is a list of some of the benefits and tools you can have access to through VA Health Benefits. 

  • PTSD care
  • Shots and examinations
  • Surgeries and treatments
  • Counseling
  • Life Insurance
  • Emergency services 
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care services
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Home loans 
  • Homelessness
  • Substance abuse care

There are two benefit programs that you may be eligible for that will significantly help you if you are a veteran with a severe condition. Two programs are the “Aid and Attendance” and “Homebound Benefits” and. The first program is a plan that pays to veterans who are in need of assistance to perform daily tasks and activities and are at the age of 65 or older. 

The second benefit program that was listed is the Home Bound benefits program. This program helps veterans who obtain a 100% disability rating and can not leave their home. Depending on your scenario of your disability and your income level, there is a priority level set into place and you will be placed accordingly. These benefits previously listed are also available to spouses of veterans who have passed. However, there are requirements that need to be met in order to qualify for such benefits. This includes such as their income situation and their current health conditions.