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Benefit Type: Healthcare

If you are an OEF/OIF Veteran and have not been contacted by the VA about your health care benefits, Please call us at: 877-222-8387

VA Dental Benefits for Veterans

  1. Must have a service connected Dental Condition or,
  2. Receiving Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Restrictions Apply) or,
  3. Be 100% or 100% Due to Individual Unemployability Permanent and Total

More information about VA Benefits for Veterans.

Since 1929, VAMC Fargo has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 89,000 veterans living in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans [as defined in NDCC 37-14] and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The individual must have an unmet need of dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered), optical, hearing, transportation (for medical treatment), special needs for medical reasons, housing deposit, other emergency needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. 

TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) under the policy guidance and direction of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD[HA]). The DHA manages the TRICARE budget, executes TRICARE policies and oversees the entire TRICARE health program.

Military retirees are eligible for TRICARE For Life.  TRICARE For Life offers secondary coverage to Medicare for all beneficiaries who have both Medicare Parts A and B. 

Hearing Aids Through the VA

  1. Must be Doctoring at the VA, and have your VA  primary care provider refer you to audiology, based on you are unable to actively participate in you health care due to your hearing or.
  2. Have a hearing related VA Service connection, or.
  3. Have at least a 10% VA service connection and a referral from you VA primary healthcare provider.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Hardship Assistance Grant for Hearing Aids

Visit the VA Mental Health website for information and resources.

If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest Emergency Room, or call the Veterans Crisis Line available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 (Spanish/Español 1-888-628-9454). Veterans press “1” after you call.  You can also chat live online with a crisis counselor 24/7 by visiting the Veterans Crisis Line* website.

Eye Glasses Through the VA

  1. Must be Doctoring at the VA, and have your VA  primary care provider refer you to audiology, based on you are unable to actively participate in you health care due to your hearing or.
  2. Have at least a 10% VA service connection and a referral from you VA primary healthcare provider.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Hardship Assistance Grant for Optical

The North Dakota Veterans Home, located in Lisbon, North Dakota, consists of 111 basic care and 38 skilled nursing beds.

Eligibility

The veteran's transportation system is designed to aid veterans by providing transportation to a Veterans Hospital. Currently, there are 5 cost-free vans on scheduled routes bringing veterans to Fargo or Miles City, MT. The cost of the program is underwritten in part by the Post War Trust Fund.  Other methods of transportation are available and listed by county or in the "Transportation Options by County" document below.  

Various links to outside resources dedicated to assisting our Wounded Warriors and their Families.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).