The Department of Veterans Affairs has a completely portable health care for veterans. This program allows veterans to carry their healthcare around the United States It, like most government programs, requires you to file, wait and see what they decide.
There are eight levels of healthcare, depending on your specific disability. Those who are disabled over 50 percent, need a service-connected disability, or have a disability linked to your service are automatically enrolled. Others will need to apply online, by phone or in person.
The levels of disability are resource-based. It is a sad fact, but this is the purpose of the groups. You will be assigned a group when you apply. Those eligible for more than one priority group are placed in the higher echelon group.
Apply; the VA will let you know the status of your application and eligibility. You may be responsible for a certain number of co-pays during the process. Be sure to get receipts for each co-pay, names of physicians, dates and more information than you think you will need. The more information you have, the better your chances if your claim is denied.
No veteran wants to be denied, particularly after honorably serving their country. You will be given the necessary information you will need to file an appeal. The information you previously gathered will be helpful if you choose to hire a Veterans Benefits lawyer. If you choose a disability lawyer, find one that is a veteran to help you and your case. The information, coupled with a fellow veteran, will help your case significantly.