History
Minnesota National Guard
Veterans Health
You must first Register Your DD214
Enrollment

To receive care, veterans generally must be enrolled with VA.  A veteran may apply for enrollment at any time by calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387).  Once enrolled, veterans are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package of inpatient and outpatient services, including preventive and primary care.

Veterans are then part of a national health care system with over 1,100 service sites.

VA form 10-10EZ can be filled online, but MUST be signed and mailed or delivered to the enrollment office at the VA Medical Center.  You are not enrolled until the signed form is received in the enrollment office. 
Financial Assessment

Certain veterans applying for enrollment for health care must provide VA with information on their annual income and net worth in order to determine whether they are below the Means Test threshold. 

The Means Test is an annual measure of your household income and assets.  This includes your spouse’s income and your dependent children’s income.  For those veterans who measure above the Means Test, the law requires that the veteran agrees to pay a co-payment.  (Except veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart.) 

When applying for medical care, you must provide information pertaining to your health insurance coverage, including your spouse’s insurance policy.  A veteran’s eligibility for VA health care benefits is not affected by health insurance coverage. 

Eligibility criteria relate to military service and, in some cases, to income and type of medical service needed.  If you are currently covered by a health plan (insurance policy), you must notify VA when registering for VA Health Care.  Regardless of the insurance company, and regardless of who is the primary owner of the policy, VA is required by law to bill that health insurance company for nonservice-connected medical care.  If the full cost of your care is not recovered, VA will not collect nor hold you responsible for the charges not covered by the insurance company.  However, there are instances where you must make a co-payment if certain income and asset is over the limits set by law.
Forms and Links

VA form 10-10EZ can be filled online, but MUST be signed and mailed or delivered to the enrollment office at the VA Medical Center.  You are not enrolled until the signed form is received in the enrollment office.
General forms may be found at www.va.gov/forms  
For More Information

VA Medical Center, Minneapolis
www.minneapolis.va.gov   
612-725-2000
OEF/OIF Servciemembers- www.minneapolis.va.gov/freedom.asp

VA Medical Center, Saint Cloud
www.stcloud.va.gov    
320-252-1670

VA Medical Center, Sioux Falls
www.siouxfalls.va.gov     
605-336-3230

VA Medical Center, Fargo
www.fargo.va.gov            
701-232-3241

www.va.gov/health
 

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