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Information for Dependents

icon familyIn some cases, VA offers health care and services for a Veteran’s family members and dependents (beneficiaries) based on certain conditions and eligibility requirements. VA serves more than 360,000 beneficiaries through its family member and dependent health care benefit programs. In general, these programs reimburse the costs of specific types of covered services provided. Information about specific programs is provided below.

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Explore Family Member and Dependent Care Programs


CHAMPVA
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.


Camp Lejeune Family Member Program
The Camp Lejeune Family Member Program (CLFMP) is for family members of Veterans that lived or served at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene and other chemicals.


Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Health Care Benefits Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides VA-financed health care benefits to women Vietnam Veterans’ birth children who the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has determined to have a covered birth defect.


Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides monetary allowances, vocational training and rehabilitation and VA-financed health care benefits to certain Korea and Vietnam Veterans' birth children who have been diagnosed with spina bifida (SB).


Pharmacy Benefits
Beneficiaries of the CHAMPVA, and the Spina Bifida and Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Health Care Benefits Programs can access pharmacy benefits through a local retail pharmacy or through our Meds by Mail program.


CHAMPVA for the Primary Family Caregiver
CHAMPVA for the Primary Family Caregiver is a health care benefits program in which the VA shares the cost of certain health care services and supplies with the Primary Family Caregiver, who is not entitled to care or services under a health plan contract, including a health insurance plan, TRICARE, Medicare or Medicaid.