Veterans are eligible for a range of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including health care, disability compensation, burial and survivor benefits, education and home loans. Experts suggest that those wanting to file for benefits seek the assistance of a professional claims preparer, called a veterans service officer.
For more information, contact:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1-800-827-1000, or www.va.gov.
Your state or county department of veterans services. For a list of state offices, go to www.va.gov/partners/stateoffice/index.htm. For a list of county offices, contact the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers at www.nacvso.org/.
A NONPROFIT VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION. To find one, go to http://www1.va.gov/vso/.