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Question:
Are prosthetic services included in the health benefits given to veterans?

Answer:
The Veterans Administration (VA) will cover the cost of prosthetic devices. However, there are certain restrictions and price limitations. Contact your local VA benefits office for more information.

Question:
As a retiree, am I still eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) medical care?

Answer:
Yes. Retirees continue to be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care on a space-available basis.

Question:
How do I know if I am eligible to be reimbursed for my travel costs associated with receiving Veterans Administration (VA) medical care?

Answer:
You may be reimbursed for mileage or public transportation if you are a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30% or more; traveling for treatment of a service-connected condition; receiving a VA pension; traveling for scheduled compensation or pension examination; or if you are a veteran whose income does not exceed the maximum VA pension rate. Travel payments are subject to deductibles. However, deductibles do not apply if you are traveling for a compensation or pension examination.

Question:
If I am eligible for benefits under CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs), am I still eligible for TRICARE?

Answer:
Although similar, CHAMPVA is completely separate with a totally different beneficiary population than TRICARE - a Department of Defense healthcare program formerly called CHAMPUS. CHAMPVA is a health care benefits program for the spouse or widow(er) and for the children of a veteran who: is rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability by a VA regional office; was rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected condition at the time of death; died of a service-connected disability; died on active duty; and the dependents who are not otherwise eligible for DoD TRICARE benefits. While the benefits are similar, the programs are administered separately with significant differences in claim filing procedures and preauthorization requirements.

Question:
What are the eligibility requirements for Drug and Alcohol Dependence Treatment through Veterans' Administration (VA)?

Answer:
Veterans who are eligible for Veterans Association (VA) medical care may apply for substance abuse treatment. Veterans without service-connected disabilities whose incomes exceed the threshold for free medical care may be required to make co-payments for their treatment. Check with your local VA medical facility for more information.

Question:
What are the eligibility requirements for receiving outpatient dental treatment through Veterans' Administration (VA)?

Answer:
Outpatient dental treatment through the Veterans' Administration (VA) relates to statutory eligibility granted to veteran beneficiaries, such as former Prisoners of War (POWs), those with service connected dental conditions related to trauma, etc. There are six classifications of eligible dental outpatients, most of which authorize treatment for service connected compensable dental disabilities or conditions, treatment determined by VA to be currently aggravating a service connected medical condition, treatment for veterans whose service connected disabilities have been rated at 100 percent or who are receiving the 100 percent rate by reason of individual unemployability, and treatment for veterans if the dental condition is clinically determined to be complicating a non-service connected medical condition currently under VA treatment. Other restrictions apply. Consult your VA Medical Facility representative for additional information on dental care.

Question:
Where can I receive treatment for medical conditions I received in Viet Nam or in the Gulf War (such as Agent Orange & Ionizing Radiation exposure)?

Answer:
One of the best sources is the Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: (1-800-749-8387), which informs Gulf War veterans about Veterans Administration (VA) programs, their benefits & the latest information on Gulf benefits.
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