Even if you don’t meet those requirements, special circumstances might apply, like Vietnam service, exposure to Agent Orange and household income.
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However, if the same Vet goes into surgery to remove an appendix and it’s not service connected, he may be subject to a co-pay depending on the amount of his disability rating and other factors. A small number of Veterans, such as those with bad conduct discharges that VA has determined were issued under conditions other than honorable and who are not subject to certain statutory bars to benefits, can only be treated for their service connected disabilities and nothing else.
If one of those Vets is service connected for their left foot, they can only use VA health care for their left foot and nothing else.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. After training at boot camp, we were the first group of Marines that didn't go to Vietnam." He also likes to use 'Marine' vernacular and states, while reinterpreting Scripture, such things as, "I think that's the Marine Infantry version of that particular passage right there." The Parris Island statement, if it were true, means Michael was in boot camp about 1975, but he suggests he was in the Marines a very long time.