The Aitkin County Veterans Service Office and the St. Cloud VA Health Care System are hosting a Veterans health care enrollment fair on July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Aitkin Public Library, 110 First Avenue NE, Aitkin.   

The fair is a walk-in event and veterans will be served as soon as possible upon arrival.  For most veterans, entry into the VA health care system begins with a simple application and documentation of service and income. Veterans should bring their DD 214 and 2018 annual household income.

For those veterans who want to learn more before applying, a short presentation from VA health care eligibility specialists is scheduled at 11 a.m. Attendance at the presentation is optional.

 Military service is valuable to the nation, and in return VA health care enrollment provides a lifetime of benefits to eligible veterans and their families

VA health care features no enrollment fees, monthly premiums, coinsurance fees or deductibles, and low or no medication co-pays with a $700 yearly cap on prescription medications.  VA health care benefits are also flexible in they can be co-managed with health insurance plans and veterans can seek treatment at over 1,000 sites of care across the nation, including the St. Cloud VA.    

Veterans who applied for benefits earlier in life and were deemed not eligible may now be eligible due to changes in the benefits program or changing personal situation.

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