Medical Benefits for US Veterans Overseas
Medical Benefits for US Veterans Overseas



The Veterans Service Officer will provide assistance and/or guidance with:

– Survivor Casualty Assistance. Report of death to VA, DFAS, US Embassy and Social Security. Report of death of a US citizen abroad to the US Embassy, and forms required to start any eligible benefits, pensions or payments


– DOD ID Card application or renewal guidance


– Application for a new service-connected disability compensation, increase compensation of an awarded disability or apply for secondary disability caused or agravated by a primary awarded disability. Disability claim applications will be submitted using your online account


- VA Pension application: Veteran must be 65 or older, have at least one day of service during a wartime period. There are additional requirements found on the VA web page. VA Pension Benefits | Veterans Affairs


– Application for VA Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) or temporary convalescence 100% after surgery of any service connected disability that requires 30 days or more recovery time


– VA Foreign Medical Program (FMP) registration for medical services and medications overseas; VA-FMP reimbursement claims can be sent via email to: [email protected]


– Guidance with TRICARE reimbursement claims submission via the online TRICARE account


– Application for the health benefit CHAMPVA ID for spouse and children of 100% Total & Permanent (T&P) disabled, non-retired, veterans


– Spouse and dependent Chapter 35 Dependent Education Assistance (DEA) for university studies overseas


– Preparation of VA Form 22-0976, Application for Approval of a Program in a Foreign Country. This application is for requesting approval of a university degree with VA so you can use your Chapter 35 education benefits


– Annual Social Security Proof of Life


– Register for a, TRICARE, MyHealtheVet and/or DFAS online account


Veterans and veteran family members can request copies of military service records, including DD214, at this site:


Panama Veterans Commission VSOs have a 90% success rate with VA disability claims. It is important to understand that veterans have a huge documentation gathering responsibility for their claims to be fully developed.  The veteran must work hard, hand-in-hand with his VSO, for the claim to be fully developed for submission.


***  VSOs will work with the veteran until the claim is fully developed and submitted via or FAXed to the VA Evidence Intake Center, Janesville, WI. 


Panama Veterans Commission VSOs have been highly successful assisting and guiding veterans since 1999.


VSO assistance and guidance is free of charge.

Next Generation ID Cards starting in 2020: