CFR § 17.110 provides for exemptions from copayments, including
exemptions from medication copayments for:
(1) Medication for a
veteran who has a service-connected disability rated 50% or more
based on a service-connected disability or unemployability;
(2) Medication for a
veteran's service-connected disability;
(3) Medication for a
veteran whose annual income (as determined under 38 U.S.C. 1503)
does not exceed the maximum annual rate of VA pension which would be
payable to such veteran if such veteran were eligible for pension
under 38 U.S.C. 1521;
authorized under 38 U.S.C. 1710(e) for Vietnam-era herbicide-exposed
veterans, radiation-exposed veterans, Persian Gulf War veterans, or
post-Persian Gulf War combat-exposed veterans;
(5) Medication for
treatment of sexual trauma as authorized under 38 U.S.C. 1720D;
(6) Medication for
treatment of cancer of the head or neck authorized under 38 U.S.C.
(7) Medications provided
as part of a VA approved research project authorized by 38 U.S.C.
If you are a Veteran that falls in one of
these categories and the VA has been charging you copayments for
medication demand a refund of the medication copayments.
Be prepared for a fight though because
getting money back from the VA once you have given it to them is
like trying to get blood from a turnip.
Be sure to read Chapter 9 of the VA
Pharmacy Manual to learn more.