You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:
a veteran’s dependent
surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran
an active-duty military servicemember
a member of the Reserve
or National Guard
If you are eligible for federal benefits, but never have applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW service
officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if
you go it alone.
Here are just some of the benefits you may have earned:
Compensation: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21 VA
can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a result of your military service.
Pension http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21 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.
Health Care http://www1.va.gov/Health_Benefits: Various services are available, including hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services,
sexual trauma counseling, specialized health care for women veterans, readjustment counseling, 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. Note: Combat Veterans receive free medical care for any illness possibly associated
with service during a period of hostility for two years from the veteran’s release from active duty.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
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.
Education & Training: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers while
they are in an approved education or training program.
Home Loans http://www.homeloans.va.gov: VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel, and certain surviving spouses.
Life Insurance: http://www.insurance.va.gov 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.
Dependents & Survivors: http://www.vba.va.gov/survivors/index.htm
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is payable to certain survivors.
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