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Prescription copayment increase delayed

A scheduled $1 increase in veterans' medical copayments will be delayed until June 30, VA has announced. Out-of-pocket payments were formerly set to raise to $9 for pharmaceuticals treating ailments not connected to military service, per 30-day supplies of medicine.

During this period, VA will also keep $960 as the maximum for annual out-of-pocket payments for pharmaceuticals for non-service-related conditions. The $960 cap will not apply to veterans in Priority Groups 7 and 8. The yearly maximum out-of-pocket payment was scheduled to increase to $1,080.

There are no copayments associated with the treatment of conditions related to military service.