VA CATEGORIES 1 through 8

What are the Category Groups?

Once you apply for enrollment, your eligibility will be verified. Based on your specific eligibility status, you will be assigned a Category group.

The priority groups are as follows, ranging from 1-8 with 1 being the highest priority for enrollment. Under the Medical Benefits Package, the same services are generally available to all enrolled veterans.

As of Jan 17, 2003, VA is not accepting new Category Group 8 veterans for enrollment (veterans falling into Category Groups 8e and 8g.)


Category Group 1

Category Group 2

Category Group 3

Category Group 4

Category Group 5

Category Group 6

Category Group 7

Veterans who agree to pay specified co-payments with income and/or net worth above the VA Means Test threshold and income below the HUD geographic index

Category Group 8
Veterans who agree to pay specified co-payments with income and/or net worth above the VA Means Test threshold and the HUD geographic index

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