VA coverage for drugs changing?

Sep 14, 2007

  1. wilkin
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    A client told me he was notified by the VA he would be losing his drug coverage. They said vets with incomes over 33,000 and/or assets over 80,000 are now ineligible. Doesn't sound right to me. Has anyone else heard of this?
     
    wilkin, Sep 14, 2007
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    I have heard in the past of people not being able to get the VA drug coverage because they made too much. I thought it had to do with years of service, not income. That would be pretty direspectful if they dropped thier coverage. They earned that VA coverage.
     
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    It has always been my understanding that ANY vet regardless of income could receive care at a VA center and/or drugs by mail, however, there is an income test to determine whether or not they pay.

    When they must pay for drugs it is $8 per 30 day supply, an incredible deal. A requirement to get this benefit is a check up every six months at the vet's expense, about $52 last I heard.

    If they have tests or procedures done at a VA hospital, they pay for those, too, at pretty much what non-VA hospitals charge, unless their income is below the minimium (don't know what it is).

    That's why most vets, whose income exceed the minimum should have a med supp and just get their drugs through the VA.
     
    wilkin, Sep 14, 2007
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