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Veterans Affairs Benefits

VAlogoThe United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. The Department of Veterans Affairs health care  system offers a broad spectrum of assistance available to active-duty service members, veterans and their families. You fulfilled your commitment; now it's the government's turn. Take advantage of all the benefits you've earned and deserve. Let a VFW Service Officer help.  

 

Crisis Management

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring, qualified VA professionals are standing by to provide free and confidential support. Learn More.  

PTSD

As with other service-related injuries and disease, the VA will pay eligible veterans monthly compensation for disability resulting from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Learn more. 

COMPENSATION & PENSION

VA can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10 percent disabled as a result of your military service. Also, you can receive a monthly pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income, and you are permanently and totally disabled or at least 65 years old. Learn more.

HOMELESSNESS

The Veterans Affairs Homeless Veterans Initiative was created to strengthen programs that prevent and end homelessness among veterans. VA provides a range of services to homeless veterans , including healthcare, housing, job training and education. There is a variety of reasons why veterans are homeless and VA is committed to providing solutions to put an end to this problem. Learn More. 

 

HEALTH CARE

Various services are available, including hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services, specialized health care for women veterans, alcohol and drug dependency treatment and medical evaluation for disorders associated with military service in the Gulf War, or exposure to Agent Orange, radiation and other environmental hazards. Learn more. 

 

VOCATIONAL REHAB AND EMPLOYMENT

VA can help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. For veterans with serious service-connected disabilities, VA also offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.  Learn more. 

G.I. BILL EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists and active-duty service members while they are in an approved education or training program. Learn more.

Home Loans

VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel and certain surviving spouses. Learn more.

Life Insurance

Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is renewable term life insurance for veterans who want to convert their SGLI up to an amount not to exceed the coverage you had when you separated from service. Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, also called "RH" insurance, is for service-connected veterans. Coverage is $10,000. You may be eligible for a $20,000 supplemental policy if you are totally disabled. Learn more. 

DEPENDENTS & SURVIVORS

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is payable to certain survivors. Learn more

FAMILY CAREGIVERS

VA offers a number of services that can provide Caregivers with the support that's right for them. If you are the Family Caregiver of a Veteran who was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for additional services through VA, including a stipend, comprehensive training and medical coverage through VA if you are not already covered by a plan. Learn more.

FIND A VA FACILITY NEAR YOU

Access the storehouse of facility and key staff information within 1633 VA facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network, online at VETERAN AFFAIRS

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BENEFITS DELIVERY AT DISCHARGE

VFW's Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program -- a cooperative initiative with the Pentagon and VA -- was established to assist service members departing from the military. If you're seeking VA entitlements, let a pre-discharge claims representative help you wade through the paperwork.

Attention Marines

The VFW, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, VA, is providing a new level of service to recently discharged Wounded Warriors: Any former Marine who has a claim pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or wants to file a claim with will be referred to a VFW service officer who will be happy to discuss their claim and how to obtain the most correct decisions possible from VA.