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  1. So I am divorced and currently my ex-wife has primary custody and claims our children on taxes. I am awaiting my change from 90-100%, that will allow me to add my children on for CHAMPVA. My question is Can I claim my kids as dependents on my VA stuff, if I am not claiming them on my tax returns? Or do me and my ex need to change it so that I claim them as dependents on our taxes in order to claim them as VA dependents.
  2. Hello all, If I disenroll (cancel) from care at VA will my family lose CHAMPVA. I ask because I have private insurance (required by my employer to opt into) and I want to see a private doctor. Thanks. MCleve
  3. I’m 100% P&T and my son’s mom recently passed away. I now have to get him covered with health insurance and do not know how CHAMPVA works. Is it like regular health insurance? I don’t understand the cost sharing thing. Is there a co-pay? Thanks
  4. My fiancé(soon to be wife) has insurance through work as a nurse. I was recently granted P&T status and now qualify for it. I was wondering what benefit there is to putting her on ChampVA after we get married, if any.
  5. I am trying to plan ahead. I'm 100% P&T. My parents are in their 70s. My wife's parents are in their 50s. I know that if they move in with us, we can apply to have them added as dependents. I realize there are income and net worth requirements for this. If they are approved to be a dependent, would they qualify for CHAMPVA medical coverage like my wife and children?
  6. This is the first time I have experienced this with the CHAMPVA hotline 1-800-733-8387 after calling dozens of times over the years. It is pretty typical to have somewhat lengthy wait times to speak with an agent. This time I must have drawn the short straw and spoke with a lady with a very heavy foreign accent. Although she gave her name at the beginning of the call, I could not understand it clearly due to her accent. During the call, she was very short and came off a bit mean. She conststantly interrupted me. I had to ask the same question several times because she would not listen to what
  7. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/waV5t0HPtbM Today we are joined by Thomas Wendel, DAV National area supervisor for West Cost Region. Thomas E. Wendel served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1983 until 1997. Since 1999, Tom has worked assisting veterans in processing various entitlement claims on the local, state and federal levels; first in Clare County as a county service officer and then when he came to work for the Disabled American Veterans in 2000. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV Service Office in Detroit and later
  8. My son and I finally got added as my husband’s beneficiaries without having to have SSNs because we are foreign citizens, and we live out of the country, But now CHAMPVA is saying we must have SSNs before we can apply. Does anyone have any information on this issue? Thank you
  9. I am turning 65 this year. I have Tricare Prime (retired military) and Champva (100% P&T). How does all this play to my advantage when enrolling into Medicare? Thanks in advance for replies.
  10. I got 100% total and permanent rating due to PTSD. I just don't know what to do now? I added my spouse to the system and the VA just transferred the amount for the corrected monthly compensation. Will be he eligible for CHAMPVA? I tried to understand on their website but not sure how it will be. He has no health insurance. Tried to check benefits everywhere, used eBenefits to explore, I just don't know what to do with this new situation. I have been looking for a job long time and now I don't have to. But I will need to do something. I also checked this website what can I do but
  11. Hello friends! Quick question.....I am 90% overall and TDIU 100% with an appointment scheduled at the 1 year mark. Recently i have heard (through a VSO) that my wife and child are eligible for health care. Is this so??? thanks!
  12. Lemuel

    CHAMPVA no reply?

    What is the recourse if no reply after more than 120 days from the CHAMPVA application? The problem may be because my wife's Japanese National Health Insurance which is first pay when she is in Japan but last pay when out of country. She can claim copays for up to two years when she is in Japan. Her Japanese Health Insurance also covers Dental and Drugs. For Dental she can pay for a trip to Japan for anything more than cleaning by getting it done in Japan. She is diabetic so here Part D copays are huge on drugs. Pays her to return to Japan for a claim every two years.
  13. Tbird

    CHAMPVA FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA What is CHAMPVA? Who is eligible for CHAMPVA? What does CHAMPVA pay? Can a beneficiary have other health insurance (OHI) and use CHAMPVA? How can I locate a provider? What is the impact of Medicare on CHAMPVA? What is the difference between CHAMPVA and TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS)? How can I obtain an application for CHAMPVA benefits? From the time an application is submitted, how long before I get a response from VHA Office of Community Care? Are CHAMPVA benefits available to
  14. Tbird

    CHAMPVA FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA What is CHAMPVA? Who is eligible for CHAMPVA? What does CHAMPVA pay? Can a beneficiary have other health insurance (OHI) and use CHAMPVA? How can I locate a provider? What is the impact of Medicare on CHAMPVA? What is the difference between CHAMPVA and TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS)? How can I obtain an application for CHAMPVA benefits? From the time an application is submitted, how long before I get a response from VHA Office of Community Care? Are CHAMPVA benefits available to
  15. After submitting a NOD, I received notification today that my benefits were changed to P&T with Champva and Chapter 35 entitlements. Everything I read states if your dependents are Tricare eligible, the don't qualify for Champva. I'm scheduled to retire from the Reserves this spring (regular retirement). Ultimately that makes me eligible for Tricare Retired Reserve at $1013.36 per month until age 60. I've had SSDI for the last 18 months. I understand that I'll be automatically enrolled in Medicare part A & B at the 24 month mark. Medicare part B will automatically enroll me int
  16. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/9paX1-FyCaI Today we’re talking about SERVICE CONNECTION. When we talk about service-connecting a medical condition, disease, injury or illness to military service, we are talking about proving the relationship between the two. 1) Direct Service Connection 2) Service Connection by Aggravation 3) Presumptive Service Connection 4) Secondary Service Connection 5) Service Connection due to Injury Caused by Treatment in the VA Healthcare System 6) Special Service Connection Rules for Post-Traumati
  17. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/sTH3p-WwXn0 The way VA defines The word "permanent" slightly differently. For that matter, the word total doesn't mean total when discussing a disability. These are just terms to VA. There really isn't a protected rating. Any rating can be modified by VA at any time, depending on the circumstances. How do you know if your benefit is P & T? What is IU? What is substantially gainful employment? Are there any other eligibility requirements? How is the way VA decides total disability different from other agen
  18. Hello, I'll go through this in chronological order: On my initial determination letter for 100% rating (May 10, 2011) it says "An examination will be scheduled at a future date to evaluate the severity of your service connected "PTSD". Further in the letter it states, "The examiner indicated that you would benefit from counseling and other mental health service, therefore, there is evidence indicating a possibility for improvement" The assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to a future review examination". So, I submitted another application for increase
  19. Wow - it's been a long time since I checked in. I worked my claim from 2005 - 2007 and couldn't have done it without hadit. I am thrilled to see TBird is still up and running and happy to see so many names I recognize. I was sad to see that Carlie has passed on. What brings me back is I'm interested in getting some feedback from other 100% P&T vets on their experience with ChampVA. I didn't get it for my spouse when I finally got 100% P&T in 2007, I was too wore out from the claims process and we had other insurance at the time. Our situation is changing so I wanted to revisi
  20. It begins on page 8, discussing Chandler vs Shinseki http://www.nvlsp.org/images/products/TVA_AprJun12-PUBLISHED_VERSION.pdf
  21. As most 100% Vets know, our spouse is eligible for CHAMPVA. (We are not eligible, however, for unknown reasons). Champva enables our spouse to go to the VA for care (if approved by the local VAMC) OR go get private care as this insurance pays for it. However, 100% Vets must go to their VA for care and dont have the choice to go for private care and have insurance pay. (Exception: Vets choice, if you meet eligibility requirment of living too far away from VA, or cant get an appointment in 30 days and get your doc to give you a note that he is too busy to see you. (As required b
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