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This category covers benefits that are potentially available to members of the US military and veterans of it. It includes medical assistance, disability, educational benefits, mortgage benefits, old age benefits, and other programs.

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Benefits For Veterans

Benefits for Veterans are provided by the U.S. government to help veterans who have served in the military. These benefits help provide financial and medical assistance for veterans and their families. Benefits may include health care, disability compensation, pensions, educational benefits, home loans, life insurance, burial benefits, and more. Veterans may also be eligible for special programs, such as the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, to help them find employment.

Help for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Their Families

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.

Life Insurance Program for Veterans and Servicemembers

As part of our mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.

Mortgages for Veterans

This information covers mortgage options for veterans and military service members, including opportunities to get a more favorable mortgage, protections, obligations, and dealing with problems that may arise.

Online Resources for Veterans

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program online resource library

Rights for Veterans and Military Families

Check out statesidelegal.org, a site with many resources for those serving in the military and their families. Use this legal assistance directory to find legal help near you.

VA Forms Online

Search for a VA form by keyword, form name, or form number.

Veteran (VA) Death Pension Benefits For Dependents and Survivors

The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability.

Your Benefit Rights as Part of Military Reserve

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) has information for veterans, National Guard, or reservists who may be activated for military service. National Guard and reserve members called to active duty and their civilian employers have certain rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). VETS has developed a fact sheet and an interactive computer program, the USERRA Advisor, which address the rights and responsibilities of individuals and their employers under the law. These tools, and other USERRA information can be found on the VETS Web site.

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