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  • Virgin Islands Veteran Benefits

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    The U.S. Virgin Islands offer several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Housing Benefits Veterans Home/Land loan Home and Land loans offered to Veterans who entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands, Maximum amount of $110,000 a low rate of 4%  Education Benefits Free Tuition Free tuition is offered for attendance at local public educational institutions and t... more

  • Veteran Burial Honors

    It is critical for family members who want military funeral honors to tell the funeral director, who can make the request for them. The honors are not automatic. The family should have access to the veteran's discharge papers (DD Form 214). Department of Defense (DoD) policy is to provide a minimum of a two-person uniformed detail, and one servicemember must represent the veteran's branch of service. The core elements include playing taps, fol... more

  • Veteran Service Officers

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    Veteran Service Officers (VSO) are veterans who stand ready to help with veteran-related needs. Veterans Service Offices have all the forms and other information a veteran may need to obtain service from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the forms for requesting State veterans' benefits. The Service Officers will assist in finding the information and resources needed to solve service-related problems. Veteran Service Offic... more

  • 2015 VA Disability Compensation Rates

    Visit the Military.com Benefits Channel to view 2015 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. more

  • Legion: VA Needs to Keep Informal Claims Process

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    One piece of legislation considered at a Jan. 27 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing would stop the Department of Veterans Affairs from effectively eliminating informal claims from its benefits system. Such claims can be submitted to VA without using its standardized forms for traditional claims. The bill, H.R.245, would override a proposed rule change that VA promulgated last year. That change would require all initial disability cl... more

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