Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 are eligible for an extended period of eligibility for health care for 5 years post discharge.
This is an important benefit for veterans any many may not be aware of it. Share this information with your friends and family. Ask a current vet, “Are you using the VA for healthcare?” Let them know that help is available. In addition, the VA may learn of a service connected disability during treatment.