Military service is valuable to the nation, and in return VA health care enrollment provides a lifetime of valuable benefits to eligible veterans and their families.

Hosted by the Redwood County Veteran Service Office and the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, a veterans health care enrollment fair is being held Dec. 6, from 4-7 p.m. at the Redwood Falls Public Library.

The fair is a walk-in event, and veterans will be served as soon as possible upon arrival.

For most veterans entry into the VA health care system begins with a simple application and documentation of service and income. Veterans should bring a copy of their DD 214 and 2017 annual household income.

For those veterans who want to learn more before applying, a short presentation is scheduled at 5 p.m. Attendance at the presentation is optional.

The VA health care features no enrollment fees, monthly premiums, coinsurance fees or deductibles and low or no medication co-pays with a $700 yearly cap on prescription medications. VA health care benefits are also flexible in that they can be co-managed with health insurance plans, and veterans can seek treatment at more than 1,000 sites of care across the nation, including the Montevideo VA clinic.

Veterans who applied for benefits earlier in life and were deemed not eligible may now be eligible due to changes in the benefits program or changing personal situation and are encouraged to reapply.