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Assistance

The VFW is here for you. Whether your family needs help while you're deployed, or you're looking for assistance finding a job, getting a home loan, anything to enjoy the American way of life you've earned, we've got your back.
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National Veterans Service

You fulfilled your commitment; now it’s government’s turn. That was the belief upon which VFW was founded and the basis upon which we operate today. Each year, the VFW’s National Veterans Service (NVS) assists more than 120,000 veterans nationwide, garner over a billion dollars in compensation benefits. Let us work for you! READ MORE

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Transitioning

VFW welcomes you home with more than a handshake. We’ve been in your boots and know how tough separating from the military can be. Whether you're interested in going back to school, starting a career or just have general questions about seperation, look no further than the VFW for answers. LEARN MORE

Assistance Troop Support

TROOP SUPPORT

The VFW’s troop support programs have been evolving with the needs of our troops for well over a century, and today our programs remain unrivaled. We help thousands of service members each year, providing the real support they need from emergency financial assistance to morale boosting events. READ MORE

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POST MILITARY ASSISTANCE

If you’re thinking about a new career, need information on military-related health issues by conflict or general medical benefits, look no further. READ MORE

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FAMILY ASSISTANCE

Military families are the toughest we know, but we know the toll a military lifestyle can take on a family. That’s why many of our programs work to ensure families grow stronger when times get rough. READ MORE

NATIONAL MILITARY SERVICES

new NMS ThumbThe VFW’s National Military Services (NMS) is the driving force behind our troop and family support efforts. Home to the ever-popular, ever-vital VFW Operation Uplink™ program, the Unmet Needs program and the Military Assistance Program (MAP), NMS has made a significant impact in the lives of millions of service members and their families.

  • Operation Uplink has provided over 7.4 million free connections home for deployed troops and hospitalized veterans through “Free Call Days”.
  • Unmet Needs has provided more than $4.7 million in grants toward emergency financial aid to over 3,500 military families.
  • MAP has hosted nearly 2 million military families at morale-boosting events worldwide since 2005.
  • The VFW and Sport Clips are giving the gift of scholarship to our nation's heroes as a way of thanking them for their dedicated service to our nation.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:

  • A veteran
  • A veteran’s dependant
  • Surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran
  • An active-duty service member
  • A member of the Reserve or National Guard
Categories of assistance include, but are not limited to: 

  • Crisis Management
  • PTSD
  • Compensation & Pension
  • Homelessness
  • Vocational Rehab and Employment
  • G.I. Bill Educational Benefits
  • Home Loans
  • life Insurance
  • Dependents & Survivors
  • Family Caregivers 

 

 
If you are eligible for federal benefits but have never applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW Service Officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go at it alone.