Changes in available resources may reduce the number of priority groups VA can enroll.
If this occurs, VA will publicize the changes and notify affected enrollees.
A description of priority groups follows: Group 1: Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated 50 percent or more and/or Veterans determined by VA to be unemployable due to service-connected conditions.
Group 2: Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated 30 or 40 percent.
pub_ID=1089 The following four categories of Veterans are not required to enroll, but are urged to do so to permit better planning of health resources: During enrollment, each Veteran is assigned to a priority group.
VA uses priority groups to balance demand for VA health care enrollment with resources.
28, 2003, are eligible for enhanced enrollment placement into Priority Group 6 (unless eligible for higher enrollment Priority Group placement) for five years post discharge and are eligible to receive VA health care and medication at no cost for any condition that may be related to their combat service.
Veterans who enroll with VA under this combat Veteran authority will remain enrolled even after their five-year post discharge period ends.
For additional information, call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday between a.m. Women Veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as male Veterans.Group 3: VA’s income thresholds change annually and current levels can be located at: gov/healthbenefits/cost/income_thresholds.Veterans, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, are eligible for the enhanced combat Veteran benefits if they served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after Nov.Veterans enrolled in VA health care system are afforded privacy rights under federal law.VA’s Notice of Privacy Practices, which describes how VA may use and disclose Veterans’ medical information, is also available on line at gov/vhapublications/viewpublication.asp?Comprehensive health services are available to LGBT Veterans including primary care, specialty care, mental health care, residential treatment and reproductive health care services.VA provides management of acute and chronic illnesses, preventive care, contraceptive and gynecology services, menopause management, and cancer screenings.A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits.Reservists and National Guard members may also qualify for VA health care benefits if they were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a Federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty.Infertility evaluation and limited treatments are also available.Women Veterans Program Managers are available at all VA facilities to assist women Veterans in their health care and benefits. LGBT Veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as any other Veteran and will be treated in a welcoming environment.