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VA Health Care Eligibility

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The VA Health System is based on three things:
  1. Your Veterans Status
     
  2. Your Disability
     
  3. Your Income
     

VA PRIORITY GROUPS

Priority Group 1: 
  • Veterans with VA-rated service-connected disabilities 50% or more disabling
  • Veterans determined by VA to be unemployable due to service-connected conditions
Priority Group 2: 
  • Veterans with VA-rated service-connected disabilities 30% or 40% disabling
Priority Group 3: 
  • Veterans who are Former Prisoners of War (POWs)
  • Veterans awarded a Purple Heart Medal
  • Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Veterans whose discharge was for a disability that was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty
  • Veterans with VA-rated service-connected disabilities 10% or 20% disabling
  • Veterans awarded special eligibility classification under Title 38, U.S.C., Section 1151, “benefits for individuals disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation”
Priority Group 4:    
  • Veterans who are receiving aid and attendance or housebound benefits from VA
  • Veterans who have been determined by VA to be catastrophically disabled
Priority Group 5: 
  • Nonservice-connected veterans and noncompensable service-connected veterans rated as 0% disabled by VA and whose annual income and net worth are below the VA pension benefits VA national income threshold
  • Veterans receiving VA pension benefits
  • Veterans eligible for Medicaid programs
Priority Group 6: 
  • World War I veterans
  • Compensable 0% service-connected veterans
  • Veterans exposed to Ionizing Radiation during atmospheric testing or during the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Project 112/SHAD participants
  • Veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange while serving in the Republic of Vietnam between 1962 and 1975
  • Veterans of the Persian Gulf War that served between August 2, 1990 and November 11, 1998
  • Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 as follows: Veterans discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003, who were enrolled as of January 28, 2008 and veterans who apply for enrollment after January 28, 2008, for 5 years post discharge  Veterans discharged from active duty before January 28, 2003, who apply for enrollment after January 28, 2008, until January 27, 2011
Priority Group 7:
  • Veterans with gross household income below the geographically-adjusted income threshold (GMT) for their resident location and who agree to pay copays
Priority Group 8: 
  • Veterans with gross household income above the VA national income threshold and the geographically-adjusted income threshold for their resident location and who agrees to pay copaysVeterans eligible for enrollment: Non-compensable 0% service-connected and:
  • Sub-priority a: Enrolled as of January 16, 2003, and who have remained enrolled since that date and/or placed in this sub-priority due to changed eligibility status
    • Sub-priority b: Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less Veterans eligible for enrollment: Non-service-connected and:
    • Sub-priority c: Enrolled as of January 16, 2003, and who have remained enrolled since that date
    and/or placed in this sub-priority due to changed eligibility status
    • Sub-priority d: Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less Veterans not eligible for enrollment: Veterans not meeting the criteria above:
    • Sub-priority e: Non-compensable 0% service-connected
    • Sub-priority g: Non-service-connected
     

    What is a VA service-connected rating,
    A service-connected rating is an official ruling by VA Regional Office that your illness or condition is directly related to your active military service.

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Medina County Veterans' Service Office
210 Northland Dr.  Medina, Ohio 44256 ♦ Phone: 330.722.9368 ♦ FAX: 330.722.9378 ♦ E-mail: veterans@medinacountyveterans.org
Office Hours ♦ Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ♦ Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed Noon – 1:00 PM for Lunch)

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