Health & Safety

June 14, 2013

Ask the Doc

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Q. If I am approved for the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions Program, when does my coverage begin and end and what if I am no longer in my Transitional Assistance Management Program benefit period?

A. If approved, your coverage starts on the date the Department of Defense physician validates you qualify for coverage and ends 180 days later. If you applied for coverage during your TAMP benefit period and get approved, you still get the 180-day benefit, even if you are no longer in your TAMP period.

Notes:
• If you need care beyond 180 days, contact your Service to find out if you qualify for Line of Duty care, care under Veterans Affairs, or other TRICARE Program options like TRICARE Reserve Select or the Continuing Health Care Benefits Program, or your own commercial insurance (if you have other health insurance).
• Out-of-pocket costs you pay before receiving authorization for care will not be reimbursed.
Until then, you may be able to seek care through the Veteran’s Administration, speak to your Service about a possible Line-of-Duty determination, or seek care your own commercial insurance (if you have other health insurance).

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.




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