Veterans often ask, 'What are my benefits? What am I eligible for? Or, I receive X benefit, but what other benefits can I use?' Those are hard questions to answer because in many cases, it depends. VA benefits eligibility is based on your character of discharge. And some benefits connections are equally hard to explain without further personal information. But some Veterans become eligible for additional benefits based on a number of different situations. The additional benefits that open up from a given situation are what are called 'derivative' benefits. To better explain this, VA has built a Derivative-Benefits Eligibility Matrix. On this webpage, there are three matrices and, depending on which one you click, will lead you to a table where you identify your situation. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
Determine Your VA Benefits Eligibility
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