Dental services are limited to veterans who:
- Have a scheduled VA service-connected disability rating of 100%, meaning all your disabilities add up to 100%;
- Have a service-connected disability rating of 100% by reason of individual unemployability, meaning your disabilities don't add up to 100% but the VA pays you at 100% because your service-connected disabilities render you unemployable;
- Are a former Prisoner of War;
- Have a compensable (10% or greater) service-connected dental disability;
- Have a non-compensable dental condition or disability resulting from combat wounds or service trauma;
- Are actively engaged in the vocational rehabilitation program;
- Have a dental condition determined by a VA clinical professional to be aggravating or complicating the management of a service-connected medical condition.
For veterans who do not meet the requirements above the VA has a dental insurance program. You must be enrolled in the VA healthcare program. The VA dental insurance program is also available to the surviving spouse and children of veterans as long as they are enrolled in the CHAMPVA program.
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)
The VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers discounted private dental insurance for Veterans and family members who meet certain requirements. Find out if you're eligible, and how to enroll in a plan that meets your needs and budget. For more information, visit the Veteran Affairs Website.
Plans are available from Delta Dental and MetLife. Veterans are urged to review both plans and select the one that best fits their needs. The program has been approved by Congress through December 31, 2021.
Read coverage details and compare VADIP plans and premium rates using the links or the telephone number provided.
Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation provides dental services to permanently disabled adults, adults with chronic illness, aged 65+, or lack the income to pay for dental care. The WDA application form is available on the WDA Foundation website. After completing the form it must be mailed to the address on the form. Each application will be reviewed to determine the level of care and eligibility.
WDA also has a list of dentists who will provide discounted dental services if the veteran meets specific criteria. For more information, visit the Dental Lifeline Website. They also have a link for a veteran-specific application. For more information, visit the Dental Lifeline Website.
One last website to check out, visit the Free Dental Care Website. This one lists free dental care by Wisconsin City.