Thursday, November 30, 2023

The 5 benefits for veterans with disabilities in the United States

If you served the country and as a result became disabled, you should know that there are a series of benefits from the United States government for veterans. In this note we discuss five federal programs.

Veterans with disabilities are eligible for some programs, others regardless of their status. “The goal is to support and recognize the sacrifice they made in favor of the motherland,” says the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Veterans with a disability as a result of their service in the Armed Forces can access these programs:

  1. Primary Medical Benefits for Veterans: This program provides medical benefits, including primary care, specialty care, and preventive services, and in some cases, dental care. Eligible veterans can apply for these benefits on the VA health care website.
  2. Caregiver Programs and Services: Available to qualified veterans and their families. This program provides training to help care for veterans and includes a monthly stipend; travel expenses while accompanying veterans in care; access to the health care program; mental health services and counseling; as well as comprehensive training and respite care. Access to mental health services and treatments is also available for a variety of conditions.
  3. Veterans’ Compensation for Service-Connected Disabilities: Provides eligible veterans with a tax-free monthly payment. The amount of compensation is determined based on the level of your disability.
  4. Veterans Pension Program: Provides financial benefits but does not require service-connected disability.
  5. Home Loan Program: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). can help you get a mortgage loan with a guaranteed percentage of the loan as a down payment.
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A veteran walks in Arlington Cemetery, outside Washington, during a traditional ceremony for buried military personnel who died in wars in which the United States participated (Image: AFP)

To get detailed information about each of the programs, you need

  • Visit the AskVA (AVA) website
  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website.
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