Saturday, December 4, 2010

Busting Myths About VA Health Care Eligibility

Rumor mills are permanent fixtures in schools, offices and wherever people congregate, and most of the time they're pretty innocuous.  But myths and rumors that deal with health--in this case Veterans health--are a serious matter that can prevent qualified Vets from seeking the care they both need and deserve.  Many have come up in the comments section, and others I hear from the guys in my old unit.  The myths won’t die unless they are addressed publicly and clearly, so we present you with the most common we hear, and the straightforward answers they need. Five Myths About VA Health Care Eligibility Myth Number One I wasn’t injured in the service, so I’m not eligible for VA health care. Status: False One of the most common myths revolves around eligibility for health care at VA.  Many think that you have to first establish a disability rating before you can start to make appointments, see doctors and receive medication.  That is not the case.  If you served in the military, even during peace time, and were honorably discharged, you likely qualify for ...Read more »

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