The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief when times get tough, the VFW is there for America's veterans.
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Filing a VA Claim

The VFW’s nationwide network of service officers are experts at navigating the VA system. These trained professionals assist veterans filing for their VA claims and help these veterans get the benefits they deserve. Learn More.

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Separation Benefits

The VFW's Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program assists separating and retiring active-duty personnel in obtaining VA entitlements and benefits upon discharge. BDD representatives are ready to answer questions regarding education and medical benefits and VA home loans. Learn More.

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Using Education Benefits

Veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of benefits they've earned shouldn't be one of them. The VFW's 1 Student Veteran program offers assistance to student veterans who have questions or encounter problems accessing their VA benefits. Learn More.

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Veterans' Scholarships

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. Learn More.

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Financial Aid

Veterans and military families can face unexpected challenges that leave you in a bind. The VFW Unmet Needs program is there to provide veterans and service members dealing with financial crises with grants to keep them on their feet. Learn More.


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