United States Department of Veterans Affairs
CHAMPVA Health Care Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420
Distance: 1033 Miles
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the Veterans Administration (VA) shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
Due to the similarity between CHAMPVA and the Department of Defense (DOD) TRICARE program the two are often mistaken for each other. CHAMPVA is a Department of Veterans Affairs program whereas TRICARE is a regionally managed health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. In some cases a veteran may look to be eligible for both/either program on paper. However, if you are a military retiree, or the spouse of a veteran who was killed in action, you are and will always be a TRICARE beneficiary, you can´t choose between the two programs.
- Older adults
Detailed information on CHAMPVA eligibility criteria is provided by the website.
See the website for detailed information about how to apply for CHAMPVA.
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The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a medical benefits program through which the VA helps pay for medical services and supplies obtained from civilian sources by eligible dependents and survivors of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, who died as a result of a service-connected disability, who, at the time of death were totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, or who died while on active duty.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.
YZ-8800Veteran/Military Personnel Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of veterans or military personnel and their interests.