Family and Survivor Benefits
CHAMPVA, the VA Civilian Health and Medical Program, shares the cost of medical care for dependents and survivors of veterans. If not eligible for TRICARE (the medical program for civilian dependents provided by the Department of Defense) or Medicare, Part A, as a result of reaching age 65, the following people are eligible for CHAMPVA:
The spouse or child of a person who died in the line of duty, if death was not caused by misconduct.
- The spouse or child of a veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability.
- The spouse or child of a veteran who died of a service-connected or was totally disabled form a service-connected condition at the time of death.
| Required Documents
To apply for CHAMPVA benefits, you must submit the following documents:
If you are age 65 or older and are not entitled to Medicare, you must send documentation from the Social Security Administration, which confirms that you are not entitled to Medicare benefits under anyone's Social Security number.
| For More Information
Joint Forces Headquarters
State Benefits Advisor
Veterans Services Building
20 W. 12th Street
St Paul, MN 55155
(651) 282-4667 (office)
(612) 308-6242 (cell)
| Where to Send the Package
PO Box 469028
Denver, CO 80246-9028 Visit CHAMPVA for more information.