Veteran Affairs Benefits
The 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.
If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring, qualified VA professionals are standing by to provide free and confidential support.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists and active-duty service members while they are in an approved education or training program.
VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel and certain surviving spouses.
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.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is payable to certain survivors.
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.
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