OEF/OIF/OND/OFS veterans qualify for special combat veteran eligibility for up to five years after their discharge from service. This special eligibility includes enrollment in Priority Group 6 and exemption from copayments for care of conditions potentially related to their military service. This includes prescriptions written by a VA provider. Veterans serving in the Southwest Asia theater of operations (OIF/OND) are also eligible to participate in the Persian Gulf War Registry examination program.
For more information regarding services available to returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn and Freedom's Sentinel visit http://www.oefoif.va.gov/