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Veterans Benefits

A guide to help you navigate through the myriad of benefits entitled to you from the Veterans Administration.

Did You Know That ?...
The Department of Veterans Affairs has designated Women Veterans Program Managers. They are located in all major VA Medical Centers (VAMC) and Regional Offices to assist women veterans. Call your local VAMC or review the VA website: www.va.gov

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a Vet Center Program. Vet Centers serve veterans and their families by providing professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies, and provides a key access link between the veteran and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www.vetcenter.va.gov

State Women Veterans Coordinators exist in the 50 states & territories to help women veterans. These positions are located and funded by the State Department of Veterans Affairs in the Governors' office. Website: www.naswvc.com . See list of member coordinators by state.
Below lists additional links from the Department of Veterans Affairs for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and all eligible veterans who honorably fought and served in our Nation's armed forces.

The VA offers a wide range of benefits for returning veterans. Also included are links to other federal agencies and organizations that offer related benefits and services. It is our sincere hope that you will find these links to be of great value. Before you begin your research, here are some quick tips for veterans of Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom who are applying for VA Benefits.

Broad Resource Categories:

Benefits for All Veterans
Transition Assistance
Active Duty
Reservists/National Guard

Additional Resources at a Glance

Women Veteran Benefits and the Center for Women Veterans - Two separate web sites where you will find benefits issues and other programs unique to women veterans.

Compensation and Pension - VA web site hosting benefits information for veterans with disabilities.

Education - Information on the VA education benefits available for veterans.

Home Loan Guaranty - VA's Home Loan Guaranty eligibility web site.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Rehabilitation counseling and employment advice for veterans who are disabled and in need of help readjusting.

Insurance - VA life insurance program for disabled veterans.

Burial - Information on burial benefits for certain qualified veterans.

Health and Medical Services - VA web site for complete health and medical services information.

Medical Care for Combat Theater Veterans - VA web site with specific information for veterans of combat theater of operations.

Special Health Benefits Programs for Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom / Iraqi Freedom - VA health information web site for OEF/OIF veterans specific to environmental agents issues.

HealtheVet Web Portal - VA's NEW health portal has been developed for the veteran and family -- to provide information and tools to enable one to achieve the best health.

CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs) -- CHAMPVA is a federal health benefits program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. CHAMPVA is a Fee for Service (indemnity plan) program. CHAMPVA provides reimbursement for most medical expenses - inpatient, outpatient, mental health, prescription medication, skilled nursing care, and durable medical equipment (DME). There is a very limited adjunct dental benefit that requires pre-authorization. CHAMPVA is available to certain veteran's family members who are not eligible for TRICARE.

Transitioning from War to Home - Go the VA web site of the Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Service. Provides war veterans and their family members quality readjustment services in a caring manner, assisting them toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their respective communities.

Federal and State Benefits Programs - This Federal Government web site contains links to many Federal and State benefits programs. You can search by Federal agency, State, or category of program.

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