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VA BENEFITS

Life Insurance

life insurance

Survivors of some veterans are entitled to their continued Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) benefits. The VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) provide survivors’ benefits such as life insurance programs, educational benefits, monthly compensation, and medical care. Financing a home through VA is also a possibility. Surviving family members …

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VA Benefits

VA Benefits

As a military veteran you are given a myriad of benefits. However, not every military veteran is familiar with all of the benefits they are afforded and there is often no one there who will actively tell you. This process is actually a bit complicated if you do not have …

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Veterans Affairs Healthcare

Veterans Affairs Healthcare

The Health of Congressional Veteran Spending With the media’s representation of the Vietnam War and exposure of human atrocities, military and more importantly, military veterans were not as highly regarded in the states as they were during previous wars. At the same time, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare …

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Disability Compensation and Pensions

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Military members are exposed to a variety of dangers including combat, traveling to foreign countries,  unsanitary environments, and diseases. Sometimes this results in a lifelong medical condition or disability that can interfere with a veteran’s ability to get and hold a good job. The U.S. government takes care of veterans …

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Getting Retirement Pay

Getting Retirement Pay

Military service has advantages, but it also can be difficult. Those who adjust to the rigorous lifestyle and sustain it for 20 or more years are rewarded for life with a monthly military retirement check. Military retirement pay is unlike civilian retirement pay systems. There is no vesting, no matching …

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Burial and Memorial Benefits

The assembly of members of the honor guard and the solemn tones of the bugle accompany the laying to rest of many military veterans. With the words, “As a representative of the United States Army (Air Force/Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard), it is my high privilege to present you this flag. Let …

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Aid and Vocational Training

Aid and Vocational Training

If you have a disability that was caused or aggravated by military service, there is no reason to worry. The VA has a program to help disabled veterans find jobs, and can help you choose which type of job will best fit your needs. They will help with your resume, …

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Military Retirement Homes

Military Retirement Homes

The U.S. government operates two retirement homes for certain military veterans. The Gulfport campus, located in Gulfport, Mississippi, was originally established as the Naval Asylum in 1834, until the name was changed to the Naval Home in 1880. In 1947, when the Air Force became a separate service, the name …

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Claims Submission

Submitting Your VA Claim

Submitting Your VA Claim Because each benefit required different documentation veterans need to provide as well as different forms they must fill out, this book details each benefit and what forms are needed, where to get them, types of supporting documentation required, and submission location to complete the claim. It’s …

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