Health Care Enrollment Fairs for West Central Minnesota Veterans - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Health Care Enrollment Fairs for West Central Minnesota Veterans

October 9, 2018

Military service is valuable to the nation, and in return VA health care enrollment can provide a lifetime of valuable benefits to eligible Veterans and their families. 

VA health care features no enrollment fees, monthly premiums, coinsurance fees or deductibles, and low or no medication co-pays with a $700 yearly cap on prescription medications.  VA health care benefits are also flexible in they can be co-managed with health insurance plans and Veterans can seek treatment at over 1,000 sites of care across the nation.

Are you a Veteran or family member still wondering what benefits you or your loved one may be eligible to receive?

Veterans across west central Minnesota are invited to take advantage of one of several convenient opportunities to apply for or learn more about VA health care benefits.

Hosted by County Veteran Service Officers and the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, these Health Care Enrollment Fairs provide direct information and personal assistance to Veterans in applying for VA health care benefits.  Fairs are scheduled at the following locations:

• Madison Public Library, 401 6th Avenue, Madison, on Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Montevideo National Guard Armory, 711 S 17th Street, Montevideo, on Nov. 17, from Noon to 3 p.m.

• Benson VFW Post 1403, 1135 Pacific Avenue, Benson, on Nov. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m.

• Ortonville Public Library, 421 2nd Street NW, Ortonville, on Dec. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Redwood Falls Public Library, 509 S Lincoln Street, Redwood Falls, on Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Olivia Public Library, 405 S 10th Street, Olivia, on Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The fairs are walk-in events and an appointment is not required. For most Veterans entry into the VA health care system begins with a simple application and submission of a copy of the Veteran’s DD 214 and 2017 annual household income. Please being these items to the enrollment fairs.

For those who want to learn more before applying, each fair features a short presentation from VA health care eligibility specialists that starts one hour after each fair begins. Attendance at the presentation is optional.

Veterans who applied for benefits earlier in life and were deemed not eligible may now be eligible due to changes in the benefits program or changing personal situation, and are encouraged to reapply.