CHAMPVA


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CHAMPVACivilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans Administration
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Department of Veterans Affairs, CHAMPVA Policy Manual, Chapter2, Section 14.
4) Workman's CHAMPUS/ Veterans Compensa- Type of Service CHAMPVA Affairs tion Hospital $0.
Eligibility for CHAMPVA depends on varying factors such as status of the veteran's disabilities and coverage by additional health insurances.
Expands CHAMPVA to surviving spouses of veterans who die of service-connected disability.
Specifically, unlike almost every other private and government health care plan, CHAMPVA beneficiaries are barred from the dependents' coverage policy up to age 26.
Caregivers may also receive health insurance benefits through CHAMPVA if they do not have existing coverage.
Military health care includes TRICARE/CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services) and CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs), as well as care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Those eligible for the CHAMPVA Meds By Mail program, reported in the September/October issue of DAV Magazine, are the spouse or widow(er) and the children of a veteran who is rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or rated permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected condition at the time of death, or died of a service-connected disability, or died on active duty.
At this time, the only qualified dependents not covered under a parent's health insurance policy are those of 100% service-connected disabled veterans covered under CHAMPVA.
For some disabled veterans and their families, the CHAMPVA Meds by Mail program is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down.