Here are several ancillary Department of Veterans Affairs 2015 programs some veterans may not be aware of: (1) Aid and Attendance (www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp ) — veterans may be eligible to receive money to cover the cost of nursing homes, assisted living programs and other long-term care options; (2) Burial Benefits (www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp) — provides a U.S. Flag to drape over the veteran's casket, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and a free grave stone or head marker; (3) the GI Bill (www.military.com/education/gi-bill ) — offers up to $2,000 to help cover the cost of certification courses or other vocational training programs.; (4) Life Insurance (www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/ ) — veterans may receive up to $400,000 in life insurance through Veterans' Group Life Insurance program; (5) Housing Assistance (www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/documents/docs/foreclosure_avoidance_fact_sheet.PDF ) – mortgage repayment assistance and additional benefits for homeless veterans. Find an American Legion service officer at www.legion.org/serviceofficers to assist with VA benefit claims.
For more on these veteran benefits and many more, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.