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The Difference Between Tricare and VA Benefits?

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    Do any of our veteran members want to chime in on the difference between the two? From what I've read, it looks like every soldier who has served in the armed services at any time is eligible for Tricare benefits, but only soldiers who served in a conflict are eligible for VA benefits.

    Is this right or am I missing something?

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    Here's a good resource that I believe answers this question:

    TRICARE and VA Dual Eligibility

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    Well, if I read the language right, it looks as though any retired soldier can qualify as long as they were active duty with an honorable discharge, only after a full length of service. Thanks for the article!
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    Joe, as I have been told, as long as a service-persn serves at least 60 consecutive days IN SERVICE then they are eligible for certain healt benefits.

    I served 3 yrs USMC and I get everything free except Dental.

    I became disabled after service, since I receive SSDI, I am broke enough to qualify for 100%.