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Overview of VA health care

Veterans’ Family Member Eligibility Overview

A Veteran’s family member may be eligible for certain benefits through programs such as the Civilian Health and Medical Program, Spina Bifida, Children of Women Vietnam Veterans, Foreign Medical Program, and the VA Caregiver Support Program. Get details about family health benefits at VA’s health beneficiaries page.

Vet Centers also provide services to family members of Veterans and service members, for military related issues, when it is found that they aid in the readjustment of those that have served, or help cope with the deployment of a loved one. Services include marriage and family counseling and bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. Learn more about eligibility for Vet Center Services.

How to Apply for VA Health Care

  • Apply Online

    The fastest and easiest way to get access to your benefits is to apply using your computer or mobile device.

  • Apply By Phone

    Call 1-877-222-8387 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

  • Apply By Mail

    Print, fill out, and mail VA Form 10-10EZ to

    Health Eligibility Center
    Enrollment Eligibility Center
    2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
    Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
  • Apply In Person

    Visit the nearest VA medical center or clinic.


Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on September 28, 2022


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