Enrollment Priorities

Priority Group 1

  • Veterans assigned a total disability rating for compensation based on unemployability.
  • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 50% or more.

Priority Group 2

  • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 30% or 40%

Priority Group 3

  • Veterans awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • Veterans awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
  • Veterans awarded special eligibility classification under Title 38, U.SC., § 1151, “benefits for individuals disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation.”
  • Veterans who are former POWs.
  • Veterans whose discharge was for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
  • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 10% or 20%.

Priority Group 4

  • Veterans determined by VA to be catastrophically disabled.
  • Veterans receiving increased compensation or pension based on their need for regular Aid and Attendance or by reason of being permanently Housebound.

Priority Group 5

  • Non-Service-Connected Veterans and non-compensable Service-Connected Veterans rated 0%, whose annual income and/or net worth are not greater than the VA financial thresholds.
  • Veterans eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans receiving VA Pension benefits.

Priority Group 6

  • Compensable 0% Service-connected Veterans.
  • Project 112/SHAD participants.
  • Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during atmospheric testing or during the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975.
  • Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia Theater of operations from August 2, 1990, through November 11, 1998.
  • Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, as follows
    • Veterans discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003, for five years post discharge

Priority Group 7

  • Veterans with incomes below the geographic means test (GMT) income thresholds and who agree to pay the applicable co-payment.

Priority Group 8

  • Veterans eligible for enrollment Non-Service-connected and:
    • Sub priority c Enrolled as January 16, 2003, and who remained enrolled since that date and / or placed in this sub priority due to changed eligibility status
    • Sub priority d Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less
  • Veterans eligibility for enrollment Non-compensable 0% service-connected and
    • Sub priority a Enrolled as of January 16, 2003, and who have remained enrolled since that date and / or placed in this sub priority due to changed eligibility status.
    • Sub priority b Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less
  • Veterans not eligible for enrollment Veterans not meeting the criteria above
    • Sub priority e Non-compensable 0% service-connected
    • Sub priority g Non-Service-connected
  • Veterans with gross household incomes above the VA national income threshold and the geographically-adjusted income threshold for their resident location and who agrees to pay co-pays