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Director’s Corner

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Tips for Enrolling in VA Health Care

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Larry D. Moore

You might have recently learned that the PACT Act expands health care eligibility for many Veterans. If a Veteran you know hasn’t enrolled in VA health care before, here are some details you can share to help them get the care they’ve earned and deserve:

Vietnam Era Veterans who served in these locations and time periods are eligible to apply for enrollment now:

  • Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975
  • Thailand at any U.S. or Royal Thai base between January 9, 1962, and June 30, 1976
  • Laos between December 1, 1965, and September 30, 1969
  • Certain provinces in Cambodia between April 16, 1969, and April 30, 1969
  • Guam or American Samoa (or their territorial waters) between January 9, 1962, and July 30, 1980
  • Johnston Atoll (or a ship that called there) between January 1, 1972, and September 30, 1977

Beginning October 1, 2022, Gulf War Era Veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after the Persian Gulf War may be eligible to enroll in VA health care. This also includes Veterans who, in connection with service during such period, received the following awards or recognitions:

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Service Specific Expeditionary Medal
  • Combat Era Specific Expeditionary Medal
  • Campaign Specific Expeditionary Medal
  • Any other combat theater award established by Federal statute or Executive Order

Post-9/11 Veterans discharged before October 1, 2013, can enroll in VA health care during a special one-year enrollment period between October 1, 2022, and October 1, 2023. To be eligible, one of the following must be true:

  • They served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War, or
  • They served in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities after November 11, 1998.

Tell your friends to apply for VA health care in the following ways:

In Appreciation,

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Executive Director

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