Combat Veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after January 28,
2003, are now eligible to enroll in the VA health care system for 5 years from the date of discharge
or release. 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.
Veterans, including activated Reservists and members of the National Guard, are eligible if they
served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, and have been
discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
Additional conditions and or requirements may apply. Please see your local Veteran Service Officer for additional questions.