Post Military Assistance
You served your country honorably and you know what making
sacrifices entails. Now, it's time to get the benefits you've earned and the
support only other veterans can offer.
We know how many questions
you must have. From service-related medical issues, and VA claims to
educational benefits. We're dedicated to providing you with the
answers you deserve!
Federal Benefit Programs
As a Veteran, there are many federal benefits
available for qualified service members - some you might not even be aware of.
The VFW wants to make sure you know and understand what your entitlements are
and how to obtain them.
Health / Medical Issues
As a veteran, chances are you've been put in harms way more
times than you can count. Now it's time to find out more about the various
environmental and occupational hazards you were exposed to during your military
VA Claims & Benefits
Imagine spending years wading through the bureaucratic red
tape offered up by the VA only to find you've been denied a disability claim.
Where do you turn? Don't walk away in defeat. VFW understands the frustration
associated with claims and that's why our National Veterans Service (NVS)
program was formed. VFW Service Officers have the expertise and guidance you
Benefits Delivery at Discharge
You've worked hard for your benefits. We're here to help you
understand them. In 2001, VFW launched its Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)
program at military installations across the country. A cooperative initiative
with the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs, BDD was established
to assist service members departing from the military. Pre-discharge claims
representatives at each BDD site help wade through the paperwork for veterans
seeking VA entitlements. These representatives also discuss education and
medical benefits and VA home loans.
The VFW Unmet Needs program provides
a lifeline for service members who run into unexpected financial difficulties
as a result of deployments or other military related hardships. Those who've
been active duty within the past 36 months could qualify. By providing urgent
grants to military families, VFW Unmet Needs is able to see that military
families are able to cope during an already emotionally strenuous
Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship
VFW and Sport Clips are giving the gift of scholarships to our nation’s heroes
as a way
of thanking them for their
dedicated service to our nation! The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help a Hero
Scholarship” program will award up to $5,000 scholarships to qualifying
veterans and service members to help them complete their educational goals
without incurring excessive student loan debt. The VFW and Sport Clips are
committed to serving America’s defenders as they return from war and move on to
the next chapter of their lives.