Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 2
If you are over 65 and have a service-connected disability, you are required to take Medicare Part B but are not required to take Medicare Part D as the VA Healthcare System's prescription drug coverage satisfies ACA and Medicare prescription drug requirements. If your disability rating is above 50%, you definitely don't need to participate in any Medicare supplemental plans.

If you have service-connected disabilities, I recommend that you check the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and VA e-Benefits web site to verify that your disabilities are recorded correctly. I discovered that my primary disabilities were not recorded. Its a long process to get your records corrected. I didn't check my records until after I retired and was in my seventies. My disability rating was changed from 50% to 90% when my disability evaluation was completed this year.

An unexpected side benefit of correcting my VA disability records was a doubling of my monthly VA Disability Compensation. I should have done this years ago when I was struggling to put my kids through college.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.