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Am I eligible for free prescriptions?

Published 10/01/2002 02:37 PM   |    Updated 05/04/2011 11:30 AM
Am I eligible for free prescriptions?
Medication copayments are charged for each 30 day or less supply of medication provided on an outpatient basis for nonservice-connected conditions. Exemptions from this co-payment requirement are provided for veterans service-connected 50% or more, former POWs, and for veterans whose income is less than the established dollar threshold. Also exempt from the medication copayment are veterans receiving medication for the treatment of conditions related to agent orange, ionizing radiation, Persian Gulf, military sexual trauma, and certain cancers of the head and neck Recent combat veterans are exempt from medication copayments for two years following discharge when being treated for conditions related to their military service.