Veteran Healthcare Assistance
Medicare & Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical System
You can have both VA medical coverage and Medicare at the same time.
Craig Turner Insurance Services educates veterans who qualify for Medicare and VA coverage why you need both coverages. As a 100% Disabled Veteran, I have both VA and Medicare and you should also. Please call me today before you have a situation where you are not fully covered by The VA Medical System.
Veterans are entitled to Medicare and should learn how to coordinate that benefit with their VA health care benefits. Request professional Medicare help today.
Qualifying For Aid and Attendance
Applying for and qualifying for Aid and Attendance, a pension program from the Department of Veterans Affairs, (VA) can be confusing and time-consuming. Another consideration is remaining in VA compliance to maintain the Aid and Attendance benefit.
Craig Turner has successfully helped more than 17,000 veterans and surviving spouses access quality home care and a VA Pension with Aid and Attendance to pay for that care.
He will refer you to specialists have worked with thousands of veterans and their surviving spouses to help them understand the intent and purpose of Aid and Attendance. Also simplify the Aid and Attendance application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do veterans have to enroll in Medicare?
If you have coverage through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and are eligible for Medicare, you’re not required to enroll. But you may have good reasons to do so.
How do VA benefits work with Medicare?
It does not.
When a Veteran receives emergency community care for non-service connected illnesses, the community provider must bill the other health insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid, prior to billing VA. In these instances, you will be responsible for any cost shares, including copayments and deductibles, required by the insurance.
If you delay signing up for Medicare Part B (coverage for doctors and outpatient services) and then need to sign up later because you lose your VA health care benefits or need more choice in care options, you’ll pay a penalty. This penalty gets bigger each year you delay signing up—and you’ll pay it every year for the rest of your life.
Who Pays First VA or Medicare?
When you get your care at a VA Medical Center, The VA covers all of your care. When you go to an outside doctor or emergency room and have Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare pays first. Medicare will not bill the VA. Remember that tie VA is a Medical Healthcare System and Medicare is “Insurance”. Please refer to the Mission Act for full clarification.
Are spouses entitled to VA benefits?
Qualifying Spouses are eligible for Aid and Attendance and other programs like Tri-Care, ChampVA if the veteran is 100% disabled. These are just a few of the available programs. Please consult directly with the VA for other programs.
What is the Aid and Attendance Pension?
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualify.
Relatable Medicare Specialist
As a Veteran, Craig Turner is passionate about working towards making it easier for other veterans. Dedicated to helping other veterans to explore all of their Medicare options. Craig Turner will go the extra mile.