Historically, a veteran who is eligible for VA benefits, but has not actually received VA benefits in the last three months, can still be eligible to make or receive HSA contributions. Effective January 1, 2016, The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act (H.R. 3236) permits veterans enrolled in a HDHP (without any other disqualifying coverage) and who have a service-connected disability to make or receive HSA contributions regardless of when they received VA benefits. The old rule that said if a veteran received any kind of medical benefit in the previous 3 months is no longer effective and does not apply.
Articles in this section
- What is an HSA?
- How Does an HSA Work?
- What are the benefits of an HSA?
- What are the requirements of an HSA? Am I eligible?
- What designates a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan?
- Do I have to get an HSA if I am on a High Deductible Health Plan?
- How does money get into my HSA account?
- How can I get an HSA?
- If I have a family, can I still have an HSA?
- Can I have a joint-HSA with my spouse?