The Department of Veterans Affairs provides medical benefits for veterans and their beneficiaries. VA benefits for spouses can contribute toward the cost of hospital stays, prescription drugs and nursing home stays. Spouses must apply for benefits through the VA Health Administration Center. Medical benefits allow spouses to receive treatment at VA hospitals, at community outpatient clinics and through primary care physicians. Benefits cover necessary medical expenses. Spouses might receive free health care based on their income. Otherwise, spouses will pay deductibles and co-payments, which vary based on the treatment received.