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Veterans Dental Care
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
provide dental services to Veterans.
Provision of Specialized Services.|
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Eligibility: Must have enlisted in the armed
forces before September 7, 1980. Veterans who enlisted in the armed
forces after September 7, 1980 or entered on active duty after October
16, 1981, must have 24 continuous months of active duty service
or completed the full period of time for which the individual was
called or ordered to active duty.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Dental care may be provided for
those veterans (1) who have a service-connected compensable dental
disability or condition; (2) who have a service-connected, non-compensable
dental condition or disability and were former prisoners of war;
(3) who have a service-connected, non-compensable condition or
disability resulting from combat wounds or service trauma; (4)
who were held as a prisoner of war for a period of not less than
90 days; (5) who have a service- connected disability rated as
total; (6) who have been found in need of training authorized
under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 31; (7) who have a dental condition which
is having a direct and material detrimental effect upon a service-connected
condition; (8) who have service-connected, non- compensable disability
and who apply for treatment of such condition within 90 days following
discharge or release from active duty of not less than 180 days,
or in the case of a veteran who served on active duty during the
Persian Gulf War, 90 days (treatment under this latter authority
is limited to one-time correction of the service-connected dental
condition); and (9) those receiving outpatient or scheduled for
inpatient care may receive dental care if the dental condition
is clinically determined to be complicating a medical condition
currently under treatment.
Copy of military discharge, and as applicable verification of:
(a) establishment of service-connected disability; (b) service
during World War I; (c) military retirement; (d) letter of authorization;
or (e) receipt of increased pension or additional compensation
or allowance based on the need of regular aid and attendance or
by reason of being permanently housebound, or those who, but for
the receipt of military retired pay, would be otherwise eligible,
and as applicable, family income and expense information.
Coordination: None. This program is excluded
from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Application may be made: (1) personally
at a VA medical center, outpatient clinics or regional offices
with outpatient clinics; (2) through any veteran's service organization
representative; or (3) by mailing VA form 10-10EZ, Application
for Health Benefits, to the nearest VA health care facility.
Procedure: Not applicable.
Application for dental treatment for service-connected non-compensable
condition or disability shown to have been in existence at time
of discharge or release from service must be made within 90 days
after discharge from active duty.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: The same day
if applicant applies in person; generally within 10 days if applicant
applies by mail.
and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: No limit.
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 01 $13,940,000; FY 02 est $15,333,000;
and FY 03 est $15,333,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable.
In fiscal year 2001, there were 287,308 staff examinations; 159,754
staff treatments; and 14,593 fee cases. The fiscal year 2002 estimates
are: 296,000 staff examinations, 165,000 staff treatments and 16,000
fee cases. The fiscal year 2003 estimates are: 296,000 staff examinations,
165,000 staff treatments and 16,000 fee cases.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
38 CFR 17.45a, 17.60(a) - (i), 17.60 (d) - (f) and 17.123(a) - (g).
"Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Pamphlet 80-99-1,
$5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402, or Fax (202) 512-2250. Mail requests
to P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954.
or Local Office: Any VA Medical Center. See
Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing under Veterans Health Services
and Research Administration.
Office: VA Central Office: Headquarters Health
Administration Service (10C3), Department of Veterans Affairs,
Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: (202) 273-8303 or 8302.
Site Address: http://www.va.gov
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