Public Benefits for Veterans and Military
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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.
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.
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.
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.