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LLS is pleased to announce a partnership with NYU Dentistry’s Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE) to help Veterans with blood cancer gain access to dental care. Any Veteran, regardless of dental benefit class, who requires dental procedures to begin lifesaving therapy for a blood cancer or as a consequence of therapy for a blood cancer, will be eligible for financial assistance to cover the costs of dental services. Care will be provided at the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities. Although treatment takes place in New York City, the program is available to all Veterans as long at they reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory, and can travel to New York City.
All expenses for the required dental care will be covered, as long as funding is available. Veterans can receive services more than once. Covered expenses include, but are not limited to, extractions, root canals, jaw surgery, dentures, cavity fillings, and gum disease.
- Any Veteran with a blood cancer diagnosis, regardless of dental benefit class through the Veterans Administration (VA), who requires dental procedures to begin therapy for a blood cancer or as a consequence of therapy for a blood cancer.
- Any Veteran referred by LLS even if the Veteran is not affiliated with the VA at the present time, with the exception of a dishonorable discharge.
- There are no financial qualifications.
- Dental insurance is not required
- Veterans can live outside of New York; however, they are responsible for traveling to the NYU College of Dentistry.
- For assistance with travel expenses, please check out our Financial Assistance Programs
- Other travel expense resources: Air Transportation and Ground Transportation
How to Apply
Call an LLS Information Specialist at (800) 955-4572 and a knowledgeable Specialist will assist you in determining your eligibility and help you apply.
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