Brookhaven Veterans Association
"Veterans Outreach Program"
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 11 am
Berkner Meeting Rooms C & D
Hosted by: BERA Brookhaven Veterans Association
• If you have recently served in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may qualify for a service connected disability monthly cash payment if you experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the event that you do not at present suffer from PTSD, it may be a good idea to sign up for VA Healthcare should you start to experience any changes to your health status in the future. Veterans who served in other combat theatres who have PTSD but never signed up for VA benefits are eligible to do so. • If you take any medications on a regular basis, for any condition, you might have a zero copayment. This is also true for copayments for doctors' visits if you utilize the VA healthcare system. In no way would using the VA healthcare system for all or some conditions preclude your using your regular BNL health insurance. You are entitled to utilize the VA healthcare system as a result of your service to our country, and using it may qualify you for benefits that you do not have on your regular insurance plan. • Also, if you were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam era and you have been diagnosed with diabetes or prostate cancer, you are eligible for a service connected disability in the form of a monthly cash payment. There are a number of other medical conditions for which you might also qualify for a service connected disability monthly cash payment. • The Veterans Administration ID card is considered an acceptable ID to prove you are a veteran for discounts at Home Depot, restaurants, and local merchants.