Priority Group 1. Veterans with service-connected conditions rated 50 percent or more disabling or have been discharged or released from the military less than 12 months (365 days).
Priority Group 2. Veterans with service-connected conditions rated 30-40 percent or more disabling.
Priority Group 3.
> Veterans who are former prisoners of war.
> Veterans with service-connected conditions rated 10-20 percent disabling.
> Veterans discharged from active duty for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
> Veterans awarded special eligibility classification under 38 U.S.C., Section 1151.
Priority Group 4.
> Veterans who are receiving Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits.
> Veterans who have been determined by VA to be catastrophically disabled.
- Priority Group 5. Veterans who have an annual income and net worth below the means test threshold.
Priority Group 6. All other eligible veterans who are not required to make co-payments for their care including:
> World War I and Mexican Border War veterans.
> Veterans solely seeking care for disorders associated with exposure to a toxic substance, radiation or for disorder associated with service in the Persian Gulf.
> Compensable zero percent service-connected veterans.
- Priority Group 7. Non service-connected veterans and zero percent non-compensable service-connected veterans with income and net worth above the statutory threshold and who agree to pay specified co-payments. At this time there is a co-payment of $2.00 for each prescription. Office visits are $50.80. The VA can collect from your insurance carrier but not from medicare.
The established income dollar thresholds for a non service-connected veteran or a service-connected veteran with a rated disability of zero percent is $22,352 and above if single, or $26,825 and above with one dependent, plus $1,496 for each additional dependent (or combined income and net worth is greater that $50,000 (excluding personal property). The income levels will be adjusted on January 1st of each year by the percentage that VA pension benefits are increased.