Who is eligible for a waiver? How do you determine if a veteran is eligible for the waiver?

Waivers of the deductible can be made when the deductible causes a “severe financial hardship” to the veteran. Per 38 CFR § 70.31(c), a severe financial hardship occurs when the veteran is in receipt of a VA pension; his or her income for the year prior to application, or projected income for the year of application (current year) does not exceed the appropriate VA pension level; or in the case of an SC veteran, income is at or below the appropriate “Means Test” thresholds for the year prior to application or projected for the year of application.