Posted by Sylvius Von Saucken
I have a client who is a military veteran. Is it possible he could still be receiving TRICARE benefits or does one automatically switch over to VA services when leaving active duty?
It depends on when he left active service. If the service member signed on to continue TRICARE coverage as a veteran, there may be a limited window of coverage before VA completely takes over (similar to COBRA interim coverage). However, if he is a combat veteran, specifically one who served in Iraq, the military (VA) would cover him for 5 regardless of situation.