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How to get veterans health benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers health care to veterans. Find out if you are eligible to receive benefits and how to apply.

Get an overview of VA medical care. The benefit amount each veteran receives can vary.

VA health benefits eligibility

Your eligibility for VA health benefits depends on your:

  • Discharge status
  • Service-connected disability
  • Time on active duty

Read the VA health eligibility requirements to see if you could receive benefits.

How to apply for VA health benefits

You can apply for VA health benefits online, by phone, or in person. Learn about each of the ways to apply for VA health benefits.

LAST UPDATED: September 29, 2023


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