You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:
- a veteran
- a veteran’s dependent
- surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran
- an active-duty military service member
- a member of the Reserve or National Guard
If you are eligible for federal benefits, but have never applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW service officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go it alone.
With a nationwide network of service officers, both on the Department (state) level (full time, professional advocates) and Post level (volunteer advocates), the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Veterans Service (NVS) assists more then 120,000 veterans and their families each year. Annually, Department Service Officers (DSOs) garner over a billion dollars in compensation benefits.
For additional information, contact:
VFW Post 3010 Service Officer Lynn McGrath
541 5th St.
Lincoln, CA 95648
Telephone: (916) 408-1556
1000 Sunset Blvd, Ste 115
Rocklin, CA, 95765
The Veterans Service Office promotes the interest and welfare of veterans, their dependents, and their survivors by enhancing their quality of life through counseling, education, benefits assistance, and advocacy.
Below are just some of the benefits you may have earned:
VA can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a result of your military service.
You can receive a monthly pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income, and you are permanently and totally disabled or at least 65 years old.
Various services are available, including hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services, sexual trauma counseling, specialized health care for women veterans, readjustment counseling, alcohol and drug dependency treatment and medical evaluation for disorders associated with military service in the Gulf War, or exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and other environmental hazards.
Note: Combat Veterans receive free medical care for any illness possibly associated with service during a period of hostility for two years from the veteran’s release from active duty.
If you served in the active military service and were separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health
For more information on Healthcare Eligibility click on Health Benefits
This programs can help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. For veterans with serious service-connected disabilities, VA also offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers while they are in an approved education or training program.
VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel, and certain surviving spouses.
Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is renewable term life insurance for veterans who want to convert their SGLI up to an amount not to exceed the coverage you had when you separated from service. Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, also called “RH” Insurance, is for service-connected veterans. Coverage is $10,000. You may be eligible for a $20,000 supplemental policy if you are totally disabled.
DEPENDENTS & SURVIVORS
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is payable to certain survivors.