Possible Medical Expenses

Possible Medical Expenses

*Listing of Possible Medical Expenses These can be deducted from your gross income to determine VA benefit eligibility. *

Medicare Premiums deducted from Social Security
Supplementary medical insurance (Part B) under Medicare
Abdominal supports
Acupuncture service
Ambulance hire
Anesthetist
Arch supports
Artificial limbs
Back supports
Braces
Cardiographs
Chiropodist
Chiropractor
Convalescent home (for medical treatment only)
Crutches
Dental services Dentures
Dermatologist
Eyeglasses
Food or beverages prescribed by doctor for treatment of illness
Gynecologist
Hearing aids & batteries
Home health services
Hospital expenses
Insulin Treatment
Insurance premiums (medical)
Invalid chair
Lab tests
Lip reading lessons (in connection with disability)
Neurologist
Nursing services
Occupational therapist
Ophthalmologist
Optician
Optometrist
Oral surgery
Osteopath
Pediatrician
Physical examinations
Physician
Physical Therapy
Podiatrist
Prescriptions and drugs
Psychiatrist
Psychoanalyst
Psychologist
Psychotherapy
Radium therapy
Sacroiliac belt
Seeing-eye dog
Speech therapist
Splints
Surgeon
Telephone/teletype for deaf
Transportation expenses (20 cents per mile)
Vaccines
Vitamins prescribed by doctor
Wheelchairs
Whirlpool baths for medical purposes
X rays

Note: Most medical expenses must be prescribed by a physician to be deductible from gross income for VA benefit qualification purposes.