Returning Combat Theater Veterans

The VA offers a variety of services to veterans returning from military service. We have provided information and links for just a few of those programs.

5 Years of Cost Free Health Care

OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans can qualify for free medical care for any condition related to their service in Iraq/Afghanistan for five years after the date of discharge or release.

Health Care Resources

Veteran's Special Issue Help Line

Call 800-749-8387 for information regarding:

180 Day Dental Benefit

OEF/OIF combat veterans may be eligible for one-time dental care. Veteran must apply within 180 days from date of separation from active duty.

Dental Resources

Education Resources

Learn more about the programs by visiting:

Employment Resources

Check out the following links to learn more about employment opportunities:

VA Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served in Combat Theaters

Department of Veterans Affairs implemented policies and procedures providing free health care services and nursing home care for veterans who served in certain combat locations during their active military service for 2 years, beginning from date of release from active duty.

To learn more about eligibility and find resources for checking your status, access our Eligibility FAQs.