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Benefits Vets Dependents

Benefits Vets Dependents

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2007 Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Handbook
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 Contents
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6 1. VA Health Care …………………………………………………………….…………………….……. 7 Enrollment ……………………………………………………………………….……………. 7 Priority Groups …………………………………………………………………………..……. 7 Special Access to Care …………………………………………………………..……………. 8 Service Disabled Veterans ……………………………………………………………………. 8 Combat Veterans ………………………………………………………………………..……. 8 Financial Information …………………………………………………………………………. 8 Financial Assessment …………………………………………………………………………. 8 Services Requiring Co-pays ………………………………………………….………………. 8 Outpatient Visits Not Requiring Co-pays ………………………………………..…………… 9 Billing Insurance Companies …………………………………………………………………. 9 Travel Costs …………………………………………………………………………..………. 9 VA Medical Programs …………………………………………………………..……………. 10 Veteran Health Registries …………………………………………………………….………. 10 Readjustment Counseling ………………………………………………..……………………. 10 Prosthetic and Sensory Aids ………………………………………………..…………………. 10 Home Improvements and Structural Alterations ……………………………..………………. 11 Services for Blind Veterans ……………………………………………………………..……. 11 Mental Health Care …………………………………………………………………….…..…. 11 Work Restoration Programs ……………………………………………………………….…. 11 Domiciliary Care …………………………………………………………………………..…. 12 Outpatient Dental Treatment …………………………………………………………………. 12 Outpatient Pharmacy Services …………………………………………………………..……. 12  Nursing-Home Care ……………………………………………………………………..……. 13 Emergency Medical Care in Non-VA Facilities …………………………………………..…. 13  National Rehabilitation Special Events …………………………………………………….…. 14 2. Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities ……………………………………………..…….……. 15 Disability Compensation ………………………………………………………..……….……. 15 Disability Compensation Rates …………………………………………………….…………. 15 Receiving Payments …………………………………………………………….…….………. 15 Presumptive Conditions for Disability Compensation ……………………………….………. 15 Prisoners of War …………………………………………………………………………..…. 16 Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange & other Herbicides …………………….………………. 16 Veterans Exposed to Radiation ………………………………………………………………. 16 Gulf War Veterans ……………………………………………………………………………. 16 Programs for Veterans with Service-Conn. Disabilities ………………………..……………. 16 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment …………………………………………………. 16 Vocational Rehabilitation Rates …………………………………………………..…………. 17 Specially Adapted Homes ……………………………………………………………………. 18 Automobile Assistance ………………………………………………………………………. 18 Clothing Allowance ……………………………………………………………………..…… 19 Aid and Attendance or Housebound …………………………………………………………. 19 Combat-Related Special Compensation …………………………………………………..…. 19 3. VA Pensions ………………………………………………………………………………..…………. 20 Eligibility ……………………………………………………………………………..………. 20 Improved Disability Pension …………………………………………………………………. 20 Improved Disability Pension Rates …………………………………………………..………. 20 Protected Pension Programs …………………………………………………………….……. 20

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