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In October 1996, Congress passed Public Law 104-262, the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996. This legislation paved the way for the creation of a Medical Benefits Package - a standard enhanced health benefits plan available to all enrolled veterans. Like other standard health care plans, the Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services.
VA places a priority on improved veteran satisfaction. Their goal is to ensure the quality of care and service you receive is consistently excellent, in every location, in every program. Under the Medical Benefits Package, VA offers you, the veteran, a comprehensive health care plan that provides the care you need.
Our office will assist you in completing the application for medical benefits, VA Form 10-10EZ. Please contact Mecklenburg County Veterans Services at 704-000-0000. Walk in assistance is available at our office located at Hal Marshal Service Center, 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC.
What are the Priority Groups?
Once you apply for enrollment (VA Form 10-10-EZ), your eligibility will be verified. Based on your specific eligibility status, you will be assigned a priority group.
The priority groups are as follows, ranging from 1-8 with 1 being the highest priority for enrollment. Under the Medical Benefits Package, the same services are generally available to all enrolled veterans.
As of January 17, 2003, VA is not accepting new Priority Group 8 veterans for enrollment (veterans falling into Priority Groups 8e and 8g).
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Priority Group 1
Priority Group 2
Priority Group 3
Priority Group 4
Priority Group 5
Priority Group 6
Priority Group 7
Veterans with income and/or net worth above the VA income threshold and income below the geographic income threshold who agree to pay copays:
Priority Group 8
Veterans with income and/or net worth above the VA income threshold and the geographic income threshold who agree to pay co-pays:
**Note: Veterans assigned to Priority Groups 8e or 8g are not eligible for enrollment as a result of the enrollment restriction which suspended enrolling new high-income veterans who apply for care after January 16, 2003. Veterans enrolled in Priority Groups 8a or 8c will remain enrolled and eligible for the full-range of VA health care benefits.