Maybe you served during WWII and suffered a knee injury, or possibly you were
shot in the arm while serving during the Korean War.
You were treated for your injuries at the time, but many years later health-related
problems have surfaced. As a veteran serving in Vietnam; and or a veteran who
served on military bases in Thailand (between February 28th, 1961 to May 7th, 1975),
you were exposed to Agent Orange and may now be suffering from health realted issues.
It could be you are a returning Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom
(OIF/OEF) veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a roadside bombing.
As a returning (OIF/OEF) and you are a war veteran or a widow of a veteran with
low income who, fortunately, did not endure any trauma, but need direction in obtaining
educational benefits under the GI bill.
Is there any help available to you through the Veterans Administration?
Where do you begin to seek assistance and obtain guidance in pursuing benefits from
the Department of Veterans Affairs?
The answer: Your local County Veterans Service Office.
If you have never registered with your County Veterans Service Agency, the first step
is to call your local Agency for an appointment, and bring in your military discharge
(DD214 or “Report of Military Separation”), as this document is required in order to
receive any VA benefits. If you have lost or misplaced this document, your
County Veteran Services Office can assist you in obtaining a new discharge from
the National Personnel Records Center.
This office provides county military veterans and
their dependents with information and assistance
with entitlement to benefits; and other matters relating
to service in the armed forces of the United States.
Disabled or Elderly Tax Relief
Disability Compensation – For veterans who are totally or partially disabled due to service related illnesses.
Disability Pension – For wartime veterans who are totally disabled to work due to non-related service illnesses or over the age of 65 and with limited income.
Medical and Hospital Treatment – For all veterans based on (1) whether the veteran has a service connected disability or (2) the veteran’s ability to defray costs if not service connected.
Home Loan Guarantee – For veterans of service after September 11, 1940.
GI Bill – GI Bill information click here
Death Compensation, Pension and Other Related Claims – For dependents of veterans with wartime service or who died of a service related disability.
Death Compensation could include certain burial benefits.There are multible sub-categories that fall under Death benefits. Information concerning each program has its own specific criteria. The following allowances may fall under VA benefits category: burial or cremation allowance, memorial plots, headstones & markers, United States Flag, Presidential Memorial Certificates.
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