Apply for VA Health Care Benefits

If you’re interested in VA health care, you can apply online. Once you turn in your application, we’ll send you a letter about your enrollment.

Are you a caregiver? This form’s not quite ready for you yet. Find the form you need.

Apply online for VA health care

Other ways to apply

  • Call the vets.gov Help Desk at 855-574-7286, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET) to get help with your application.

  • Mail in your application. Download the 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

What do I need to complete the 10-10EZ?

  • Your most recent tax return
  • Social Security numbers for yourself and your qualified dependents
  • Account numbers for any current insurance programs in which you’re already enrolled

When will I hear back about my application?

In 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.

Can I get VA health care?

You may be able to get VA health care if you served on active duty and separated under conditions other than dishonorable.

If you separated under a dishonorable discharge, visit healthcare.gov to find out if you qualify for health insurance. Go to healthcare.gov.

You probably qualify for VA health care if at least 1 of these applies to you:

  • You receive financial compensation (payments) from VA for a service-connected disability
  • You were discharged for a disability resulting from something that happened to you in the line of duty
  • You were discharged for a disability that got worse in the line of duty
  • You’re a recently discharged Combat Veteran
  • You get a VA pension
  • You’re a former Prisoner of War (POW)
  • You’ve received a Purple Heart
  • You get (or qualify for) Medicaid benefits
  • You served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975
  • You served in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990, and November 11, 1998
  • You served at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987

If none of the above apply to you, you may still qualify for care based on your income. Learn more about how the amount of money your family makes can affect whether you qualify for VA benefits. Learn more about income limits.

Already enrolled?

To update your personal, insurance, or financial information from a prior application, fill out a 10-10EZR. Download the 10-10EZR.

Form for caregivers

Apply as a caregiver (10-10CG).

How to download the form

Internet Explorer:
1. Right click on the link to the form (above).
2. Choose Save Target 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.

Firefox or Chrome:
1. Right click on the link to the form (above).
2. Choose Save Link 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.

Safari:
1. Right click on the link to the form (above).
2. 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.