VA Benefits

VA Benefits Overview
Veterans (VA) Pensions
State-Based Veterans Benefits
Getting the Benefits You Deserve
Additional Programs Offered By the VA
Determine Your Veteran Status
An Overview of the Fiduciary Program
Benefits Claimed by Different Types of Veterans
Types of Military Service
The Definition of a War Veteran
Forms of Military Discharge
VA Benefits for Combat Veterans
Service Records
VA Pensions
POWs or Former Prisoners of War

Claims & Appeals
Navigating Claims and Appeals
Claims and Appeals
Eligibility and Documentation
Filing an Appeal of a VA Decision
Submitting Your VA Claim
Deciding to Appeal

VA Healthcare
Eligibility for VA Healthcare
Applying for VA Enrollment
What’s Covered
The VA Medical Benefits Package
Determining Eligibility For VA Care
Managing Your VA Health Care Benefits and Costs of Care
Medication and Co Pays
The Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA)
Extended Care
Health Care and Rehabilitation for Homeless Veterans
Mental Health Programs
Health Care Benefits
Health Benefits Offered to the Family Members of the Veterans
Enrolling for VA Health Care
When Enrollment is Not Required
Service Connected Conditions
Exemption of Copays for Some VA Services
Non Service-Connected Conditions
Copay and Charges for VA Health Care Services
Health Care Insurance and Veteran Copays
Key Features of the US Family Health Plan
CHAMPVA and Shared Healthcare Costs
MyHealthEVet – Online Services
Prescription Benefits and Refilling Methods
The VA Dental Benefits
Adult Day Health Program
Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids – Eligibility
Dealing with PTSD
Beneficiary Travel Benefits – Terms and Conditions
The Financial Assessment by VA for the Health Care Benefits
Statistics on VA Health Service Utilization and Benefits

Disability & Compensation
Disabilities or Injuries Incurred During Specific Combat Operations
Disability and Pensions
Disability Benefits and Compensation
Establishing the Service Connection
An In-Depth of the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP)
VA’s Initiatives for the Seriously Injured Veterans
Determining Your Disability Rating
How is VA Incapacity Compensation Arrived at
VA Compensation
Improved Disability Pension for Low Income Veterans
VA Housing Grants
Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) for Serious Disabilities
Special Monthly Grants, Allowances, and Additional Payments
The DTAP or the Disabled Transition Assistance Program
Traumatic Injury Protection Under SGLI (TSGLI)
Types of VA Compensation Personal or Sexual Trauma Compensation

Burial & Memorial
Burials & Memorials
Eligibility for Military Burial
Help With Choosing a Cemetery
Reporting a Veteran’s Death
What the VA Does and Doesn’t Cover
Private Cemetery Burial Honors
Arranging Military Funerals
Presidential Memorial Certificates
Veterans Affairs Funeral Memorial and Burial Benefits
Death While on Duty
Military Funeral Honors
State Cemetery Grants Program
Headstones and Markers
Burial Flags
Presidential Memorial Certificates

Survivor Benefits
Payments and Benefits for Survivors
Survivor Benefits
Survivor Pension
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
Death Pensions
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)
Federal Employment Preference Points
Survivor Benefit Plan to Support Dead Veterans’ Families Financially
Benefits for Surviving Spouses and Families of Veterans
Dependent Compensation
Bereavement Counseling
Education Benefits
VA Medical Care for Family
Home Loan Guarantees

Homeless Vets
Support for the Homeless Veterans
CHALENG Hope for Homeless Veterans
Direct Benefit Program for Veterans
Comprehensive Homeless Centers
Homeless Veterans’ Grant and Daily Allowance Programs
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program-DRRTP or Dom
The Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV)
Work-Therapy (CWT) and Compensated Work-TherapyTransitional Residence (TR) Programs


TRICARE Overview
TRICARE: An Overview
TRICARE: What’s Covered, and What Isn’t
Appeals and Grievances Regarding TRICARE Coverage
TRICARE – Eligible Family Members
TRICARE Considerations for Active-Duty Reserve and National Guard Service members
TRICARE Enrollment
Healthcare During Transition

TRICARE Prime Extended Options
TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Standard Overseas
TRICARE for Retirees
TRICARE for Life (TFL)
TRICARE Retired Reserve
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program

Other Benefits
Uniformed Services Family Health Plan
TRICARE Young Adult
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option Program
TRICARE Supplemental Plans
TRICARE Reserve Select
TRICARE Dental Program
TRICARE Pharmacy Program
Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

VA Loans

VA Loan Program: Home Mortgage Overview
Find out if You are Eligible for a VA Home Loan
Why Choose a VA Home Loan?
Mortgage Rates for VA Home Loans
Are You a First-Time Homebuyer?
Financing Options Available When Buying a Home
Contract Guidelines for VA Home Loans
How to be a Responsible Homeowner
Streamline (IRRRL) Refinancing for VA Loans
The VA Cash-Out Refinancing Program

VA Loans
Assumability of VA Mortgages When You Buy or Sell
Is a VA Mortgage Right for You?
Frequently Asked Questions about VA Loans
Mortgage Q & A: Can I Assume a VA Home Loan?
Mortgage Q & A: Mortgage Assumption or VA Loan?
What Can a VA Mortgage Do for You?
What are the Benefits of a VA Home Loan?
Why Use a VA-Backed Loan?
Finding a VA Mortgage Lender
Current VA Loan Rates: Find Your Best Deal on a VA Mortgage
VA Loan Rates: Does Your Credit Score Matter?
VA Loan Eligibility Requirements
What Can a VA Loan Be Used For?
Top 3 Benefits of a VA Home Loan
Advantages of Using a VA Loan
VA Home Loan Lenders Assist Veterans and Servicemembers
Locking in Your VA Mortgage Rate
VA Loan Closing Costs, Assets and Down-Payment Requirements
5 Things You May not Know about VA Loans
VA Home Loans and First-Time Homebuyers
VA Loan Benefits: Housing Grants Assist Disabled Veterans
Disadvantages of VA Home Loans
VA Home Loan Lenders Offer Affordable Options
Myths about VA Home Loan Rates and Other Untruths
Income Requirements for a VA Loan
8 Things You Must Know About VA Loans

Applying for a VA Home Loan Refinance
VA Home Loan Refinance: Should You Stay with Your Current Lender?
VA Loan Refinance: When Is the Funding Fee Refundable?
Refinancing with VA Home Loans
VA IRRRL Refinance Program Assists Veteran Homeowners
VA Loan Refinance: Which One’s Right for You?
Cash-Out Refinance Loan
VA Loan Refinance: Lower Mortgage Rates and More
VA Loans: What is IRRRL?

Loan Process
How to Apply for a VA Home Loan
First Time Home Buyers
Minimum Credit Score for a VA Home Loan
Steps to Obtaining a VA Home Loan
How to Apply for a VA Home Loan: VA Loan Limits
Qualifying and Applying: VA Loans are Different
VA Loans: Understanding The Process
Understanding VA Home Appraisals
How Debts Affect Your VA Home Loan
Shopping for Your VA Home Loan
VA Mortgage Loan Guide

More Info
Which Loan Should You Choose: Conventional, FHA or VA?
Financing Multifamily Homes with a VA Loan
Understanding Joint VA Home Loans
VA Housing Grants Available to Disabled Veterans
VA Mortgage Disclosures
Energy Efficient VA Home Loans
VA Loan Certificate of Eligibility: Getting Your Armed Forces Loan
VA Loans: Can They Be Used for Buying a Second Home?
VA Construction Loan: What You Should Know
What’s the Point of Paying Points?
VA Loans, Educational Assistance, and Other Programs
VA Loan Overview
Financing a Condo with a VA Home Loan
VA Home Improvement Loans: 9 Things to Know
VA Loans For Manufactured Homes
VA Home Loans Provide Real Boost for Veterans


GI Bills
Montgomery GI Bill
Learn to Use Your GI Bill Benefits
Comparing the GI Bill Programs
Montgomery GI Bill Eligibility Details
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB)
GI Bill – Selected Reserve Program
Veteran GI Bill User’s Guide
Selected Reserve GI Bill User’s Guide
Additional MGIB Features and Details
The GI Bill Kicker
Learn to Use Your GI Bill for Grad School
MGIB Licensing and Certification Benefits
MGIB “Buy-Up”
GI Bill Top-Up
GI Bill Transferability

Assistance Programs
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
National Call to Service Program
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Hiring Our Heroes
VOW To Hire Heroes Act of 2011
Military Spouse Business Alliance
Free Educational And Vocational Counseling for Military Service Members
Military Education Programs Scholarships and Loan Repayment
Yellow Ribbon Program
Veterans Upward Bound
Relocation Assistance Program
Dependents’ Educational Assistance
Apprentice and On-The-Job Training Program
VA Unveils Website in Push to Hire More Vets
Tutorial Assistance Program
Work Study Program

Transition Assistance Program Overview
Transitioning to Civilian Life
Getting Ready to Get Out: First Steps
Secrets for a Successful Military Transition
Transitional Assistance Management Program
Military Transition Q&A: Finding the Right Fit
Out of Uniform: Resume Tips for Making the Transition
Understanding the Language of Transition

Education Advice
Picking a School for Your GI Bill Education
Where Should I Use My GI Bill?
Deciding on How to Use Your Education Benefit
Identifying a Veteran-Friendly School
Veteran Students on Campus
Raising Your Hand
Planning Your School Schedule
My GI Bill Story
MyCAA: A Great Resource for Military Spouses 

Employment Tips
Writing Military-to-Civilian Resumes: Make Your Resume Interviewable
Asking for Recommendations as You Build Your Brand
Benefits of Having Clearance
Discussing Prior Service With Interviewers
Hiring Veterans: An Employer’s Perspective
Introduction to Security Clearances
Job Hunting: 3 Tips on What We Do Right
Private Industry vs. Federal Job Resumes: Apples and Oranges
The Security Clearance Advantage
Your Future Depends on Your State of Mind

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