Returning Service Members - Veteran Health Indiana
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Veteran Health Indiana


Returning Service Members

Mission Statement

To be a team standing ready to welcome home post 9/11 Veterans and assist with their transition from active duty to civilian life. The program is fully dedicated to supporting the unique health care needs of our nation’s newest generation of warriors.

Returning Service Members

Welcome home!!  Our extensive team of VA health care professionals and community partners is available to provide transition assistance and case management services to transitioning Veterans. The program offers multiple service lines in one location to support integrated care using a Veteran and family-centered approach.

All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. To begin the process, please complete an application for health care benefits. Please feel free to contact our eligibility office or the Transition and Care Management Program office.

VA Seamless Transition and Care Management Services:

  • Social Work Care Management (includes vocational assistance information and Veteran benefits information)
  • Primary Care/General Medicine
  • Readjustment/Mental Health
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Assisstance
  • Veteran Benefits
  • Nutrition/Dietary
  • Caregiver Support Services 

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.