Chapter 9
Veterans’ Benefits
In This Chapter
• The Department of Veterans’ Affairs in brief
• Who is eligible for the veterans’ benefits
• The TRICARE for Life program
• Facility and community-based LTC for veterans
 
If you are a veteran, you have heard a lot about the promise of “health care for life.” You may think that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will provide long-term care for you. The truth is, some veterans will have the VA to count on when they need long-term care, and others will not.
This chapter is here to encourage any veteran who is counting on the VA system to provide long-term care to examine the programs that are available. Only by understanding what is available to you can you do smart long-term care planning.
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