St. Cloud VA Health Care System
Veterans Health Care Enrollment Fair in Pine River
July 9, 2019
The Cass County Veterans Service Office and the St. Cloud VA Health Care System are hosting a Veterans health care enrollment fair on Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Pine River American Legion Post #613, 400 Front Street, in Pine River.
The fair is a walk-in event and Veterans will be served as soon as possible upon arrival.
For most Veterans, entry into the VA health care system begins with a simple application and documentation of service and income. Veterans should bring their DD 214 and 2018 annual household income.
Most Cass County Veterans receive routine care at the Brainerd VA Clinic, and more specialized care at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, or in their local community using VA’s Care in the Community program.
For those Veterans who want to learn more before applying, a short presentation from VA health care eligibility specialists is scheduled at 10:15 a.m. Attendance at the presentation is optional.
Military service is valuable to the nation, and in return VA health care enrollment provides 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, including the St. Cloud VA.
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.