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What veterans and their families need to know about VA benefits

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2021 | Veterans Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the agency that helps veterans and their families receive benefits. The VA not only provides resources for those who have served in the military but also offers assistance to their family members as well.

The benefits offered by VA include:

  • Disability compensation
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Home loans

The VA also assists in the burial and memorialization of veterans and their dependents and provides survivor benefits to spouses or children eligible under the law when a veteran passes on.

What does the VA do for veterans?

If you are a veteran going through a difficult financial time due to losing your job or inability to find work, the VA might be able to help you.

The agency offers unemployment compensation for veterans who are out of work. They also offer financial assistance programs that can help cover medical and living expenses. This may include necessities such as food, clothing or housing.

What does the VA do for a veteran’s children?

The VA offers a variety of benefits to veterans’ dependents. This includes education and training opportunities for children and young adults through age 24. Eligible individuals have lost one or both parents while serving in the military and have no other means of financial support. Additionally, they should qualify as the veteran’s child under the law, whether biological or adopted.

The VA also assists with obtaining home loans for veterans and their children. This can help to ensure that the child has a stable place to live.

What does the VA do for a veteran’s spouse?

If you are eligible under law as a veteran’s spouse, then there are survivor benefits available if they pass away while on active duty. This also applies if they’ve passed away due to a service-related disability.

The VA has programs that can assist with survivor benefits. This includes providing different types of financial assistance that can include expenses such as medical and living costs and necessities like food and clothing. Additionally, the agency provides home loans, education and training opportunities for the spouse of a veteran who is legally eligible.

Generally, the VA offers many opportunities for veterans as well as their children and spouses. These programs are available to provide you with assistance so that you can maintain stability during difficult times and ultimately gain financial independence. If you need assistance obtaining or managing benefits, speak to a veterans’ rights attorney.