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    Veteran's Benefits Explained
    In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled because of both public and private employment, you may al...

Veteran Benefits at a Glance

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    Veteran Disability Compensation
    Veterans with a service-related disability may qualify for over $3,300 in monthly benefits.
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    The Veterans Pension Program
    If you are a vet with a limited income and no longer able to work, you may qualify for a Veterans Pension.
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    Employment and Training Services
    If you are a veteran looking for assistance in transitioning into civilian life, finding a job or getting the training needed t...
  • Wounded warriors step into Iraq last April for the first time since they were injured. The warriors participated in Operation Proper Exit IX, which assists wounded troops in getting the closure they need to help in the healing process.
    Special Monthly Compensation
    VA can pay additional compensation to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of speci...
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    Specially Adapted Housing Program
    Veterans or servicemembers who have specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant from the VA for the purp...
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    State Veteran's Benefits
    Did you know that every state and territory offers special veterans benefits you or your family may be eligible for?
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    Social Security Overview
    Social Security's retirement program has been a basic part of American life for more than 65 years.
  • The number of homeless veterans dropped 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, the VA says, an indication that plans to end veteran homelessness by 2015 are on track.
    Homeless Veterans Programs
    VA has many benefits and services to assist homeless veterans. Disability benefits, education, health care, rehabilitation serv...
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    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
    If you are a veteran who has a VA disability rating and an employment handicap, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitatio...
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    Women Veterans
    Recognizing the special needs of female Veterans, the VA has created several specific programs available to handle the growing ...
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