DISCLAIMER: The documents provided here are for educational and illustrative purposes only. Only the VA can determine a Veterans eligibility for VA healthcare benefits and can and will update claim documents from time to time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are applying correctly. There are four (4) ways to apply for VA Healthcare benefits: In-Person, By Phone by calling 1-877-222-8387, by mail or online by visiting https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/
An accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) can also assist. You can find a list of VSO’s here: https://www.va.gov/ogc/recognizedvsos.asp
You can find current VA documents here: https://www.va.gov/find-forms/
If applying by mail or in-person you will need the application form.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It’s imperative that all new VA claims are accompanied by proof of the Veterans service (I.E., DD214). You can request Veteran records here: https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.html
VA HealthCare Application Form
VA HealthCare Release of Information Form