LATEST SENATOR TESTER
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA-funded health care until they are 26 years old.
Tester's CHAMPVA Children's Protection Act will specifically raise the maximum age for CHAMPVA eligibility to 26.
CHAMPVA, or the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, provides health insurance to dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans as well as survivors of veterans who died as a result of a service-connected disability. Currently, children who are CHAMPVA beneficiaries lose their eligibility for coverage at age 23, if not sooner.
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