Health Benefits for Injured Service Members
In addition to your TRICARE coverage, you may qualify for other compensation and benefits through other federal agencies. The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy has developed the Wounded, Ill and injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook as a quick reference guide for wounded, ill and injured Service members and their loved ones during rehabilitation to reintegration. This Handbook was designed to answer questions in the order in which they are most likely to arise, including chapters on:
- Recovery resources
- Medical care
- DoD pay and allowances
- Disability Evaluation System
- Compensation and benefits
- Reintegration into civilian life
Injured active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve members injured in the line of duty, are eligible for comprehensive health care services beyond basic TRICARE coverage. You'll pay nothing out of pocket for these services and there is no benefit cap.
Benefits for injured active duty service members include:
- Home health care supplies and services
- Training, rehabilitation, special education, and assistive technology devices
- Institutional care in private non-profit, public, and State institutions and facilities and transportation to and from such institutions and facilities (when appropriate)
- Custodial care in conjunction with authorized home health services
- Respite care for the primary caregiver (of the injured service member).