Separation Benefits

The VFW’s Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program ensures separating and retiring active-duty military personnel receive assistance in obtaining their VA entitlements and benefits upon discharge. 

BDD representatives guide military personnel through the veterans’ claims process and conduct physical examinations prior to their separation from active-duty. They are also ready to answer questions about education and medical benefits, as well as VA home loans.

The VFW has BDD offices located on or near major military installations across the country. Service members within 180 days of discharge can contact a VFW BDD representative to get the process underway.  

The VFW’s BDD program launched in 2001 and is a cooperative initiative with the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Have you recently taken advantage of the VFW's BDD program? Tell us about your experience by taking the BDD Client Survey.


BDD Claims Appointment Checklist


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