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Copayment Debts to be Canceled, Refunded

American Recovery Plan will cancel many VA copayments for medical care and prescriptions

A male Veteran fills out paperwork If you're a Veteran who receives care through VA, here's what this means for you:

  • If you received a patient statement in January 2021 that included copayments for services received on or after April 6, 2020, those charges will be canceled. You should not pay them.

  • If you already paid your copayments for services received on or after April 6, 2020, you will receive a refund.

  • If you have unpaid copayments for services received prior to April 6, 2020, your payment is not required or expected to be paid until October 2021. VA will not pursue collection action on charges during this time. Any Veterans who prefers to continue making payments on their balances for services prior to April 6, 2020 may do so. Find out how to pay your VA copay bill.

Veterans receiving a refund do not need to do anything at this time. We ask for your patience as we work to cancel copayments and process refunds.

Debt, copays, appeals, and other financial concerns (Frequently Asked Questions)

American Rescue Plan (VA News Release)


Updated March 25, 2021 to clarify refunds information