Returning Service Members - VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois
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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois


Returning Service Members


On behalf of the Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program staff at VA Illiana Health Care System, thank you for your service to our country. At VA, we recognize and thank you for the sacrifice you and your family made during your service. Now that you are home, you are looking at a new chapter and figuring out what the next step will be. Whatever your next step (school, work, purchasing a home, starting a business) , look into VA services to see how they may be able to assist you on this next journey in your life.

Veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations since November 11, 1998 and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions may be eligible for enhanced combat Veteran benefits through VA. It is very important to note that you have five years from your date of discharge to receive free health care for any condition that may be related to your combat service. If you are seen for non-combat related conditions during these five years, you may have co-payments. If you establish services after the five years, access to VA health care services may depend on military history, factors, and/or household income. Co-payment status may depend on whether your illness or injury is found to be service-connected.

Program Info
The goal of this program is to support you in transition from active duty to civilian life. We offer transition/readjustment assistance, care management and outreach services to Veterans.

Our program can help you receive the health care services you may want or need, along with providing the following services to you and your family.

*Readjustment to civilian life
*Individualized care, specific to your unique post-combat readjustment needs
*Professional and confidential individual, marital/couple, and group counseling
*Assistance scheduling and accessing any VA Medical Center services
*Provide information and assistance regarding health care benefits and eligibility
*Information and assistance accessing community resources
*Education and information regarding VA benefits for which you may be eligible

Located in Building 98 of the Danville Medical Center. Business hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
We also have Transition and Care Management (TCM) staff located at our Bob Michel Outpatient Clinic in Peoria, IL.
Contact our program to find out about resources close to you.

Returning from the War Zone:

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Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.