American Veteran Care Connection ensures you get all the aid you’re eligible for. Don’t let unawareness keep you from the care and assistance you need. Educate yourself on the benefits available to you.
Learn More About VA Resources
If you’re a Veteran, by now, you’re probably tired of being redirected to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you need medical or financial assistance, you don’t want to wait. After your honorable service and bravery, you deserve as much help as possible navigating pensions, benefits, and paperwork.
The good news is there are several resources available to you that reduce your financial burden and offer a better quality of life. However, if you’re unfamiliar with these benefits and how to obtain them, the process of getting help can be frustrating and overwhelming. There’s no need to struggle with countless questions about what kind of assistance you qualify for and how to receive it. You can get the answers you’re looking for here.
What Assistance Is Available for Veterans and Eligible Loved Ones?
Eligibility requirements, available services, and who to call to get started are a lot to consider. In this article, we’ve outlined Veteran benefits many don’t even know exist. The VA pension benefit is highly sought after among Veterans and qualifying dependents. However, military Veterans qualify for all kinds of financial aid, medical assistance, and caregiving perks, such as:
Long-term care is vital for aging Veterans. The Aid and Attendance program pays Veterans a monthly allowance that helps cover the cost of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. It’s especially helpful for housebound or physically or cognitively disabled Veterans. Long-term care includes around-the-clock nursing and medical care, physical therapy, help with managing pain, and more.
Veterans and their loved ones may call the caregiver support hotline whenever they need to. The VA offers this program, but keep in mind that it doesn’t include monetary support. However, the phone line is free and includes a caregiver support coordinator to help you through the process of getting benefits.
This benefit offers financial assistance to Veterans’ surviving loved ones who are running out of options and need money for honorable burial services. Those who may qualify to receive Veterans burial allowance include:
The surviving spouse
A surviving partner from a legal union
A surviving child of the Veteran
A surviving parent
The deceased’s estate administrator
Death benefits are also helpful for those who would like to add unique and thoughtful touches to their loved one’s burial services. For example, the draping of the U.S. flag over the casket and a presidential memorial certificate to honor the deceased loved one are available upon request.
Education and Certification Programs
There are excellent options for Veterans or qualifying dependents who want to further their education. They can learn a trade at a certified institution and receive credits toward a college degree. Additionally, the GI Bill includes up to $2,000 to help cover the costs of certification courses or vocational training programs.
Transferring GI Bill Credits
Unused credits are transferable to spouses or dependents of Veterans who have served at least six years.
Free Tax Preparation
VA specialists can help you sort through tax documents and prepare you for the upcoming season. The IRS reports that over 1.3 million free tax returns were prepared for Veterans at nearly 8,000 free tax preparation sites. Visit the IRS website for more information about how Veterans can get their taxes prepared and filed properly, free of charge.
Veterans’ life insurance can be difficult to obtain. Fortunately, the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program helps. Qualifying retired service members can receive up to $400,000 in life insurance with competitive premium rates.
Completing mortgage payments can seem impossible if you lack the financial resources. Veterans may receive repayment assistance through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some options include special repayment plans, loan forbearance, and loan modifications. The VA can also help with buying a home and refinancing loans.
Veterans have access to a list of VA-acquired properties that are available for purchase at more affordable rates. Plus, each property qualifies for VA refinancing.
American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP) has assisted Veterans with transitioning from the military to the workforce since 2008. ACP is a nonprofit that provides ongoing benefits like one-on-one mentoring and career development services.
Do you know what benefits you qualify for? AVCC can help you find out.
Veterans have several benefits available to them, like VA travel reimbursement, free access to Veteran state park benefits, and more. Everything from shopping to travel and recreation discounts can be used, and they’re well deserved. Some regions have different regulations—Veteran benefits perks by state can be checked here.
AVCC Provides Guidance When You Need It
American Veterans Care Connection is proud to be here for service members that need home care. We realize you have many questions and concerns, and we’re here to answer them all. We are forever grateful for your service. To show our appreciation, we dedicate our time to providing information, leading you to the right resources, and guiding you throughout the claim process.
If you or your Veteran loved one needs help with starting home care or filing a claim for Pension Aid and Attendance, the caring experts at AVCC are at your service. Give us a call today to get started.