Medicare enrollment with VA benefits
Having coverage through both the VA health program and Medicare gives you wider coverage and more choices of where you can be treated.
Medicare coverage may be particularly important if, say, you don’t live near a VA facility or your local facility has long wait times. With Medicare, you’re not limited to being treated at VA facilities – you can visit one of the many doctors, hospitals, and facilities that accept Medicare.
Do You Need Medicare if You Have VA Benefits?
Medicare Supplemental (Medigap)
When you sign up for Medicare during your six-month initial enrollment period, you have the option of purchasing a Medigap policy to help supplement the portions of your medical bills that Medicare doesn't pay, such as deductibles and copayments.