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Veterans’ Benefits

The term “Veteran” means any person who served in the active military, naval, or air service during a period of war, and who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. “Veteran” also means any person who died in active military, naval or air service. This article describes what benefits you may be eligible for as a veteran.

Benefits Fact Sheets

The fact sheets on this page provide basic information on VA benefit programs by category.

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. This resource contains the answers to the questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand the process.

This website is for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. Its goal is to help these groups access benefits, find free legal help and better understand their legal issues.

The Appeals Process Glossary

This glossary contains many of the terms commonly used in the appeal process and provides a general definition for each

Understanding the Disability Claims Process

After VA receives your Application for Compensation, it sends you a letter. The letter explains what VA needs in order to help grant your claim

U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance

Use this link to locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States.

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