Health Care Application Process

Once you’ve figured out if you qualify, applying for VA health care benefits is easy. Find out how to apply.

Prepare

  • Find out if you qualify. Check your eligibility.
  • Gather the documents listed below that you’ll need to fill out the application for VA health care benefits (Form 10-10EZ).

What documents and information do I need to apply?

  • Your most recent tax return
  • Social Security numbers for yourself and your qualified dependents
  • Account numbers for any current health insurance you already have (like Medicare, private insurance, or insurance from your employer)

Ready to apply?

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Other ways to apply

By phone

Call the vets.gov Help Desk at 877-222-8387, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET) to get help with your application.

By mail

Download VA Form 10-10EZ. Print the form, fill it out, and send it to this address:

Health Eligibility Center
2957 Clairmont Rd., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30329

In person

Go to your nearest VA medical center or clinic. Bring Form 10-10EZ with you.
Find a VA medical center or clinic near you.
Download the 10-10EZ.

How do I update my information if I’m already signed up?

To update your personal, insurance, or financial information from an earlier application, fill out a 10-10EZR.

Download the 10-10EZR.

How do I apply as a caregiver?

To apply for health care as a caregiver, you’ll have to fill out VA Form 10-10CG. To download this form, you must follow these steps.

How to download the form

  1. Right click on the link to the form (below).
  2. Choose your browser’s download option:
    • On Internet Explorer: Choose Save Target As…
    • On Firefox or Chrome: Choose Save Link As…
    • On Safari: Choose Download Linked File As…
  3. Choose where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
  4. Click Save. Double click on the downloaded file to open it.

Download Form 10-10CG.


What happens after I apply?

Find out what happens after you apply.

You can manage your VA health care online. This means you can refill a prescription, send a secure message to your health care provider, or check the status of a disability or pension claim.

Manage Your Health and Benefits

How long does it take VA to make a decision?

Less than 1 week If more than a week has passed since you gave us your application and you haven’t heard back, please don’t apply again. Call 855-574-7286.