Thinking About Applying for VA Benefits?
Effective January 16, 2003, enrollment for higher-income vets seeking health care for non-military related ailments were suspended.
The enrollment suspension applies to those called Category 8 veterans. They include:
- Those veterans are not suffering from ailments caused by their military service
- Veterans that fall above the Geographic Means Test. For instance, unmarried veterans making more than $38,100 or married veterans making more than $43,500 in Madison would be considered Category 8 veterans.
If you feel you may qualify for medical care and prescription medications through the Veterans Administration Hospital system, call the eligibility line at (608) 280-7038.
You will need a copy of your DD-214/Honorable Discharge Papers.
Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, the Environmental Services Administration or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Certain benefits and medical care require wartime service.
Outpatient pharmacy services are provided free to:
- Veterans with a service-connected disability of 50% or more
- Veterans receiving medication for treatment of service-connected conditions
- Veterans whose income does not exceed the maximum VA pension.
Other eligible veterans will be charged $7 for each 30-day or less supply of medication (10/06).
Medications must be written by a VA primary care physician on a VA prescription pad and filled at a VA pharmacy.
Therefore, if you are interested in VA medical/prescription benefits, you must first apply for benefits and then establish care with a VA primary care physician.
VA Medical Centers: Wisconsin
Madison: (608) 526-1901
Milwaukee: (414) 384-2000
Tomah: (608) 372-3971
VA Clinics: Wisconsin
Appleton: (920) 831-0070
Baraboo: (608) 280-7078
Beaver Dam: (608) 280-7078
Chippewa Falls: (715) 720-3780
Cleveland: (920) 693-3750
Edgerton: (608) 280-7078
La Crosse: (608) 784-3886
Loyal: (715) 255-9799
Rhinelander: (715) 362-4080
Superior: (715) 392-9711
Union Grove: (414) 878-7820
Wausau: (715) 675-3391
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