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Injured on Active Duty

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QLE?

Injured on Active Duty 

Sometimes.

Only injury or illness that results in medical retirement is a QLE. For more, visit the Medical Retirement QLE page.

We have many programs and benefits available if you were injured on active duty. How you get your care depends on your current military status. 

Active Duty Service Members

  • You have one of TRICARE's Prime plans.
  • Your primary care manager coordinates your care.
  • You may also qualify for programs offered through the Department of Defense, your Service, or from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • We offer special benefits, including respite care, for caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured service members.

National Guard Reserve Members

  • If you were on active duty for more than 30 days when injured, your benefits are the same as an active duty service member.
  • If you were on active duty for less than 30 days when injured, you may qualify for Line of Duty care.

Retired Service Members

If you’re a retired service members and have a service-connected injury or illness, you may qualify for benefits through TRICARE or the VA.

Fisher Houses

A Fisher House is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.  The homes provide comfortable, temporary housing for families of service members recovering from serious medical conditions.  Families pay $10.00 per night to stay in a Fisher House; however, this fee is waived for families of wounded service members. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. >>Learn More

Last Updated 1/4/2019