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Skilled Home Health Care Services (SHHC) is a short-term health care service that can be provided to individuals who are homebound or live relatively far from the VA.  Care is delivered by a community based health agency that is under contract with the VA. Generally, SHHC provides services for individuals who need skilled services, case management, and assistance with daily living.

The Veterans Identification Act of 2015 became a law on July 20th, 2015. The law states that new health identification cards will be issued to veterans. The cards will be available in 2017 and will cost a fee. The purpose of the Act is to simplify the check-in and identification process at VA health appointments, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.  

Copay may be required for Veteran’s who require treatment of non-service connected issues. While most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, most must complete an annual financial assessment to determine if they qualify for cost-free services. If it is determined that the gross household income and/or net worth exceeds the thresholds, the veteran may be required to pay an applicable co-pay.

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