The federal government provides veterans with health care, disability, and pension benefits in appreciation for their service. Make sure you take advantage of these programs and receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
If your disability claim has been denied, or you need additional resources related to healthcare or pensions, Vets National Advocates is here to help.
HEALTH CARE RESOURCES
Seeking health care assistance for yourself or your family? You can find an array of services through the VA. Explore further information on programs available and how you can apply.
Through the VA’s website or the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) portal, veterans and qualified beneficiaries can apply for health, education, employment benefits and more.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides guidance on hospitals that provide safe and effective healthcare services to veterans. By reviewing VA hospitals and clinics on an annual basis, the VHA ensures that veterans and their families have access to the latest information about medical providers and hospitals.
Many vets need extensive medical care due to an age-related illness, chronic condition or severe injury. The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (GEC) addresses the medical needs of elderly and severely ill veterans.
The Citizens Health and Medical Programs of the VA (“CHAMPVA”) is a health benefits program allowing eligible vets to share the cost of some health services & supplies with the VA. Explore eligibility, coverage and more.
Veterans with visual impairments or hearing loss have access to guide and service dogs through the VHA. Guide dogs and service dogs are often used to help the veteran maintain his or her independence.
The Veterans Rural Health Resources Centers can help servicemen and women living in rural areas get access to the often hard-to-obtain healthcare services they need, through clinic expansions, telehealth, and more.
Learn about the minimum requirements of duty, basic and enhanced eligibility, and find information on enrollment for VA benefits before you file your application.
HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER
The Health Resource Center is a nationwide, toll-free telephone service providing support to veterans and their families who have questions regarding health benefits, eligibility, and billing issues.
The VA National Center for Patient Safety (“NCPS”) aims to constantly evaluate and improve the quality of veterans’ care through feedback from veterans and healthcare professionals. The center provides fact sheets with general information about veterans’ health as well as information on specific NCPS programs and initiatives.
VA INSURANCE BENEFITS
If a servicemember is injured or killed while on active duty, Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance and the Traumatic Injury Protection Program may compensate veterans and their families.
The men and women who assist veterans with daily activities, personal hygiene and general safety can find resources for questions they may have by visiting the VA’s Caregiver Support webpage.
EBENEFITS NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY
eBenefits, a service provided jointly by the VA and DOD, is an online portal featuring a searchable National Resource Directory so you can find information on everything from compensation to housing to travel.
Veterans Treatment Courts can help servicemen and women with mental illness and substance abuse problems find treatment centers and break the cycle of substance abuse and criminal behavior.
VETERANS DISABILITY COMPENSATION
Veterans who are disabled as a result of an injury or disease resulting from military service may be eligible for VA disability benefits.
These are monthly, tax-free, cash payments. The amount of money a veteran receives depends on the extent of the disability.
DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is tax-free, monetary payments to an eligible surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died while on active duty or in active training, or whose death was caused by a service-connected condition. Family members can apply for these benefits by completing VA Form 21-534 and submitting it to the regional VA office.
Special Monthly Compensation provides additional benefits to disabled veterans who need help with daily living after a catastrophic injury or debilitating disease.
Telehealth allows veterans to receive medical care without having to travel to a local medical center or VA hospital. Visit our telehealth page to learn more.
Benefit payment rates are based a number of factors including the type of compensation you are applying for and whether or not you have dependents.
The polytrauma system of care provides high quality care for victims who have suffered from polytrauma, more than one disabling condition, while in service.
If you are a war time veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who has a limited income, you may qualify for the veterans’ pension or survivor’s pension programs.
Veterans who are housebound or require additional assistance for performing everyday tasks may be entitled to additional veterans’ benefits.
CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR VETERANS’ RIGHTS
If you have been denied veterans’ benefits, don’t give up! The team at Vets National Advocates can help you deal with negative VA claims decisions, and will fight to get you the benefits you deserve.