Healthcare Benefits for Veterans and Basic Eligibility 

Paradigm Health is a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans program, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  Many of our veteran patients would be especially comforted by knowing the shared veteran experience is a part of their volunteer’s life and history. We are in search of veteran volunteers who can bring this added and connecting dimension to the veteran hospice journey.   

Beyond our veteran volunteer program, many veterans are not sure what their hospice benefit is or how to check benefits or basic healthcare eligibility.  

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits. Reservists and National Guard members may also qualify for VA health care benefits if they were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a Federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty. 

Minimum Duty Requirements: Veterans who enlisted after Sept. 7, 1980, or who entered active duty after Oct. 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans discharged for hardship, early out or a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty. For more information on basic eligibility, visit the We Honor Vets website.