While the main source of health care and resources for disabled veterans comes from disability benefits, run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), there are also additional veterans’ health care programs you should be aware of.
TRICARE is one of the most notable health care programs associated with the U.S. Military. It provides health insurance to servicemembers and certain family members. There are multiple levels of benefits to suit personnel of all levels, from active duty with children to veterans with spouses.
TRICARE allows participants to seek health care at the VA facilities and certain medical networks outside the VA. While there are additional fees for the TRICARE program services, they are often more affordable and flexible to the special needs of military families.
For some veterans they may also qualify for supplemental insurance through their employer or a spouse’s employer. For other types of insurance, such as injury coverage with auto insurance, many providers offer special discounts for military members and veterans, so it is important to ask for these benefits as you buy new insurance policies.
Before you begin the hassle of looking for health insurance to cover a disability, you should consider applying for veterans’ disability benefits. A lawyer can help review your case and determine the best options to provide you and your family with the services you deserve, after providing your own service to our country.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.