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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

Returning Service Members

Post 9/11 Service Members and Veterans

Welcome to the VA Maryland Health Care System!

We thank you for your service to our country. We look forward to assisting you in your transition from active duty to Veteran status.

Transition and Care Management Program

The Transition and Care Management Program, previously known as Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Program, serves Post 9/11 transitioning Service members and Veterans to ensure a smooth transition to VA health care services. TCM also provides complex care management for Veterans in need of those services, including those suffering from:

  • Mental illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Blindness
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Terminal Illness/Injury
  • Polytrauma
  • Other conditions not mentioned above that cause significant impairment to daily living

Office Location

The office is located on the 6th floor of the Baltimore VA Medical Center, suite 6A-200.

Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Veterans Who Served in Combat Theater after 11/11/1998

Veterans who served in a combat theater have special eligibility for VA health care for 5 years from date of discharge from active duty. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority, VA provides 5 years of cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to deployment(s) and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

For more information about the various programs available for Post 9/11 transitioning Service members and Veterans, please visit the Returning Servicemembers Web site.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.

Transition & Care Management Program (TCM) Team Members:

Anne T Hall
LICSW, Program Manager
410-605-7000, ex 53598
Vanessa Scott
MS, RN, Nurse Case Manager
410-605-7000, ex 55223
Kim Scott
BSN, RN, Nurse Case Manager
410-605-7000, ex 53519
Brittney O. Renehan
LCSW-C, Social Work Case Manager
410-605-7000, ex 53586
Sara Meyd
LCSW-C, Social Work Case Manager
410-605-7000, ex 55261
John D. Blakely
Transition Patient Advocate 
410-605-7000, ex 55238
Latonia Laffite
AW2, Advocate Baltimore
410-605-7000, ex 53541

VA Benefits

To file a disability claim or to get more information about other VA benefits, please call 1-800-827-1000 or visit www.ebenefits.va.gov.

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Special Eligibility and Coordination of Care for Combat Veterans Serving in Combat Theater After 11/11/1998- Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF/OND)

The Post-9/11 Transition and Care Management Program offers transitional assistance, case management and outreach services to all Veterans who have served after September 11, 2001 in their transition to civilian life. For more information about the various programs available for recent returning service members, log on to the Returning Servicemembers web site.

Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations also have special eligibility for VA health care. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority VA provides cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher for 5 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty, unless eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

Combat Veterans who enroll with VA under this enhanced Combat Veteran authority will continue to be enrolled even after their enhanced eligibility period ends, although they may be shifted to Priority Group 7 or 8, depending on their income level, and required to make applicable copays. Additionally, for care not related to combat service, copays may be required depending on their financial assessment and other special eligibility factors.

NOTE: The 5-year enrollment period applicable to these Veterans begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date.