TRICARE and VA Dual Eligibility

Army Reserve: Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

When leaving active duty, Service members may be entitled to or eligible for benefits offered by TRICARE and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), depending on whether the Service member retires or separates. If retiring, the Service member is eligible for TRICARE as a military retiree and may also be eligible for certain VA benefits. Service members who separate due to a service-connected disease or disability may be eligible for VA benefits and certain TRICARE benefits.

DFAS will provide IRS Form 1095-C to all U.S. military members, and IRS Form 1095-B to all Retirees, Annuitants, former Spouses and all other individuals having TRICARE coverage during all or any portion of tax year 2017. An IRS Form 1095 documents you (and your Family members, if applicable) have the minimum essential coverage. These forms will document the information that DFAS will provide to the IRS on yourself and your authorized Family members. The forms will be required to be reported with your 2017 federal tax return. DFAS will provide you with IRS Form 1095 series forms no later than 31 January 2018.

Eligibility

Army Reserve Soldiers serving on active duty are not eligible as this benefit is for retired Service members eligible for both TRICARE and VA health care benefits.

Additional Information

For more information on VA Benefits for Veterans, please visit:
https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

For information on TRICARE Retirement Benefits, please visit:
https://tricare.mil/LifeEvents/InjuredonAD/TransitionVA/Retiring.aspx

TRICARE DEERS Information:
https://tricare.mil/DEERS

Document Review Date: 23 May 2018