Who is Eligible?
Enrollment is an open process designed to provide access for veterans to a comprehensive package of VA health care services. Any man or woman who was honorably discharged from the United States military prior to September 1980 is an eligible veteran. Individuals discharged after September 1980 must meet the following criteria:
How Do I Enroll?
What Materials Will I Need for Enrollment?
You will need a valid photo Identification Card and a copy of your DD-214 Report of Separation (or equivalent form). If you do not have access to this form, you can go to the National Archives for instructions on how to obtain a copy. The enrollment system requires that veterans provide the VA with a "means" test annually detailing their gross income and assets. This includes income for a veteran's spouse and dependent children. Dependent information includes having spouses full name, social security number, date of birth, and bring in the marriage certificate. For dependent children, have their full name, social security number, and their date of birth.
Will There Be Any Costs For Health Care?
See the Copayments and Charges web site.
How Can I Obtain More Information?
Veterans with questions regarding benefits or ability to pay are encouraged to contact their nearest Veterans Service Center. We are able to answer all questions, often right over the phone. Please contact our Enrollment Center (New VA Medical Center) at (702) 791-9071.
Community or veterans groups who are interested in having a VA representative speak at their organization meeting on these and other VA programs please contact our Public Affairs Officer at (702) 791-9010.
About the Online 10-10EZ
You can enroll electronically using the Online 10-10EZ Application for Medical Benefits.
Submission of the online 10-10EZ application is fast and convenient and provides VA with the information to begin the enrollment process. Online submission of information takes place on a secure server for confidentiality and security.
Each submission will be followed up with contact from a qualified veterans benefits counselor who will assist you in completing the enrollment process.
If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who 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 may be eligible for VA health care as well.
Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, discharged for a hardship, or received an "early out." Since there are a number of other exceptions to the minimum duty requirements, VA encourages all Veterans to apply in order to determine their enrollment eligibility.
VA is producing a personalized "Veterans Health Benefits Handbook" for each Veteran enrolled in the VA health care system. The purpose of the handbook is to provide a current and accurate description of VA health care benefits and services. Your handbook will be tailored specifically to you with personal identifying information and should be safeguarded as you would any other sensitive personal document.
The "Veterans Health Benefits Handbook" includes:
You will receive your personalized handbook via U.S. mail; therefore, you should have a current address on file with VA. Handbooks are mailed based on Priority Group, beginning with Priority Group 1 and ending with Priority Group 8. To see when you might receive your handbook, go to the distribution schedule. You may also call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) if you need to update your address or receive additional information.
VA also publishes the "Veterans Health Benefits Guide" designed to provide general information about the VA Medical Benefits Package, and the "Health Care Benefits Overview" designed to provide the information Veterans need to understand VA's health care system, with answers to frequently asked questions about eligibility and benefits.
Both publications are available to you at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, and can be downloaded at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/epublications.asp.
These publications are very helpful, and we encourage you to refer to them whenever you have questions about your eligibility for specific health care benefits. Additional assistance is available at the following resources: