Assistance for Veterans

by Jill Stimson J.D.
Military veterans may receive insurance, loans and disability benefits.

U.S. veterans are eligible to participate in benefit programs offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans are eligible if they were honorably discharged or retired from active service.

Claims

Veterans applying for benefits must first submit their DD-214 or DD-215 discharge forms. The department offers claims assistance programs throughout the country. Although several programs are only available to veterans who served during wartime, some benefits also apply to non-wartime veterans.

Benefits

Veterans may qualify for a VA loan guaranty, which is a government-sponsored loan program for home purchases. They may receive a Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance policy with up to $400,000 in coverage.

Disabilities

Veterans who suffered a disability during active military service are eligible for disability compensation. The dollar amount depends on the severity of the disability. Disabled veterans also may receive rehabilitation assistance to help them obtain employment. Programs such as vehicle-modification grants are available to disabled veterans. The modification grants also may be used for home-accessibility modifications.

About the Author

Jill Stimson has worked in various property management positions in Maryland and Delaware. Stimson worked for the top three property management companies in the commercial industry and focuses her career on property building logistics and tenant relationships. She holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

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