VA medical, pharmacy copayments cancelled through Sept. 30, 2021.

Due to American Rescue Plan, copayments paid April 6, 2020, to present will be refunded.

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and President Joe Biden signed it into law. As a result, all copayments for medical care and pharmacy services provided during the period of April 6, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021, are canceled, along with any fees or interest.

VA wants you to know that supporting your financial well-being is one of our top priorities.

Key facts on how the ARP will impact Veterans:

  • Cancel copayments for medical care and pharmacy services incurred on and after April 6, 2020.
  • No assessment of copayments for medical care and pharmacy through Sept. 30, 2021.
  • VA is working quickly to process those cancellations and refund Veterans who have been making payments on their accounts for medical services received during this period.
  • Continue to send statements for information only through Sept. 30, 2021. These statements keep Veterans informed of their balance, which will be due when collections resume in October 2021.
  • The mailing of patient statements and collection of copayments for health care and prescriptions will resume on Oct. 1, 2021.

Your VA health care continues.

There will be no change in the quality and availability of VA health care during this time. You can schedule appointments and communicate with your providers in the same manner you have been.

If you are concerned about copayments you owe for health care and pharmacy provided prior to April 6, 2020, you can apply for a debt relief program.

For more information on financial relief, Veterans can visit or call the Health Resource Center at 866-400-1238, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

VA will work with all Veterans who apply for debt relief to determine the best possible solution.

For information on charges owed for care and prescriptions prior to April 6, 2020, debt relief options and/or account number information, Veterans can call the VHA Health Resource Center at 1-866-400-1238.

Resources for Veterans

Non-health debts and overpayments

This blog post excludes separate and exclusive information on non-health benefits debts and overpayments, which are handled by the Debt Management Center (DMC). This blog post duplicates that post, but excludes DMC content, focusing only on fees, copayments and debts on medical care and pharmacy services.

VHA Office of Community Care – Revenue Operations contributed to this story.



There is a Navy Lady Veteran turning 98 today at the Oaks of Sweeten Creek. Her Name is Rosie McKinney and was in WW2 Veteran. Meeting at the Oaks (3864 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704) . We will meet at 10:45am in the Oaks Parking Lot for a Drive BY Happy Birthday. If you can attend and round up more people I am sure it would make this Lady Happy. Veterans and Non-Vets welcome. Lets do the impossible and show up for her.



Winners of the KWVA Charter 314 Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of our raffle held in conjunction with the Henderson County 2019 Apple Festival.  Our heartfelt thanks to these winners and to all those who bought raffle tickets.
The proceeds raised from the raffle ticket sales will be distributed to KWVA Wall of Remembrance in Washington D.C., Wreaths Across America to help provide wreaths at veterans grave sites,  Henderson County Honor Air in support of their effort to take veterans on a one day trip to Washington D.C. to take in the various Veteran Memorials, Henderson County Veterans Healing Farm that raises fruits and vegetables providing a way for veterans to transition to civilian life and provide food stuffs for the Veterans Administration in Black Mountain, and The Steadfast House which is a place for homeless female veterans sponsored by the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM).
1st Place:     Rich Rolen – Henry Golden Boy Rifle
2nd Place:    Georgea Jefferson – Tool Kit
3rd Place:     Elizabeth Heffern – Rifle Case
Upon verification of the winners name and address arrangements will be made for the rifle to be picked up by the winner, in the company of a KWVA Officer, at the Gun Shop now holding the firearm.  Appropriate registration paperwork will be completed by the winner.
The Second and Third Place winners prizes will be mailed to the winners.
The Members and Officers of the Korean War Veterans Association, General Frank Blazey Chapter 314 wish to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets that will allow us to provide financial support for the non-profit groups listed above.
Glenn Richardson, Commander

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas Invites you to MOVIE NIGHT

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will     be showing “Pork Chop Hill” .Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00pm at  21 East Main Street, Brevard, Call: (828) 884-2141 for questions.

Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 American Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard. The film, which was the final war film directed by Lewis Milestone, is based upon the book by U.S. military historian Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall. It depicts the first fierce Battle of Pork Chop Hill between the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division and Chinese and North Korean forces in April 1953.
The film features numerous actors who would go on to become movie and television stars in the 1960s and the 1970s such as Woody Strode, Harry Guardino, Robert Blake, Norman Fell, Abel Fernandez, Gavin MacLeod, Harry Dean Stanton, and Clarence Williams III. It is also the screen debut of Martin Landau and George Shibata, who was a West Point classmate of Lieutenant Joe Clemons, who also acted as technical adviser on the film.