Disclaimer:  The purpose of this site is to get the veteran with myositis started in the search for Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits and to provide useful information that will make the process easier. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive source for VA benefits. For that, visit the official VA website.

The total array of VA benefits includes disability, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loan guaranty, dependent and survivor benefits, medical treatment, life insurance and burial benefits. The primary focus here is to guide the vet to possible health and rehabilitation benefits.

About the Veteran’s Administration

The VA is divided into 3 major components:

  • Health Care: The VA operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities.
  • Benefits: The VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents and survivors.
  • Burials and Memorials: The VA operates 131 national cemeteries in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, veterans, and family members

Every veteran should register with the VA and get an ID card. There is no need for veterans to give up their current primary care doctors or specialists and no annual premiums or deductibles to enroll. Get started.

After enrollment, every vet seeking VA help should make contact with a Veteran’s Service Organization. They are there to assist the vet in navigating through the VA, and there is no need to be a member and no charge for the service. VSO’s are especially helpful in negotiating individual state’s benefits that are separate from the VA’s benefits.

The VA encourages veterans to take a few minutes to examine their eligibility for VA health care benefits by using its newly developed Health Benefits Explorer.  The Explorer is designed to provide specific health care benefit information and possible out-of-pocket costs with just a few questions.

What every veteran with myositis should know

Frequently asked questions

Relevant websites and links

Veterans with myositis

Caregivers for Veterans