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I f I can't afford to make copayments for my health care, what should I do?

Published 11/16/2004 11:48 AM   |    Updated 03/01/2011 12:35 PM
I can't afford to make copayments. What should I do?
If you cannot afford to make copayments,there are three options:
· The first option is to request a waiver for paying the copayments you currently owe. To request a waiver, you must submit proof that you can’t financially afford to make payment to the VA. Contact the Revenue Coordinator at the VA health care facility where you receive care for more information.

· The second option is to request a hardship determination so we won’t charge you in the future. If you request a hardship, you are asking VA to change your Priority Group assignment. You will need to submit current financial information and a decision will be made based on the information

· The third option is to request a compromise. A compromise is an offer and acceptance of a partial payment in settlement and full satisfaction of the debt as it exists at the time the offer is made. Most compromise offers that are accepted must be for a lump sum payment payable in full 30 days from the date of acceptance of the offer.