Typically, unlike the medical care offered to many veterans, the VA does not have a set dental plan for most. However, there are the few lucky individuals who are eligible for free service that includes diagnostic, surgical, restorative, and prevention procedures.
Am I eligible?
If you served for more than 90 consecutive days, and if you were recently discharged from the military within the past 90 days, and you did not previously receive dental care within the 90 days prior to your discharge, apply through the VA for a one-time dental visit. Even if you do not feel there is a problem, it doesn’t hurt to have a check up to be sure your teeth are in good health. In civilian life, many corporations offer limited dental insurance, if any at all.
You qualify for ongoing dental care if:
- You have a compensable service-connected dental condition.
- You were a prisoner of war.
- As a result of combat wounds or injury while serving, you have a non compensable service-connected dental condition.
- If you have a service-connected medical condition that is aggravated by a non service-connected dental condition.
- You have a service-connected condition and are rated permanently and totally disabled.
- You are rated at 100% disability by un-employability.
- You are currently enrolled in the VA vocational rehabilitation program.
- Certain homeless veterans who are enrolled.
- Your current medical condition is being treated and a dental condition is clinically found to be complicating your treatment plan.
For More Information:
Contact your nearest VA office by calling 800-827-1000.