How do I get into the VA Healthcare System?

You must submit a completed VA application. you may access the application (VA health benefits information and submission instructions on this Health page). You will need a copy of your honorable discharge (DD 214 or equivalent) to the VA Medical Center Eligibility Office. They will determine your eligibility, priority group, and co-pays (if applicable). See your County Veterans Service Office for assistance in completing the form. There are separate healthcare programs for active duty personnel, retired, and dependents of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled.

For more information see our section on Medical Benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs eligibility requirements for enrollment in VA’s Health Care System.

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1. How do I get into the VA Healthcare System?
2. How do I get my prescription medications from the VA?
3. How do I arrange for transportation to the VA for my medical appointments?
4. How do I get the VA to pay me for my disabilities?
5. How do I get a copy of my discharge papers?
6. How do I apply for a VA Home Loan Guarantee?
7. How do I apply for VA burial benefits?
8. How do I apply for VA death benefits?
9. How do I obtain Veterans Preference Points for employment?
10. How do I know what education benefits are available?
11. How do I obtain replacement medals?