You and your dependents may be eligible for benefits based on your service in the military. The Federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has several programs that provide medical, financial and other types of assistance to veterans, including pensions, disability compensation, and free or low-cost medical care.
In order to receive Veterans’ Benefits, you must meet certain basic requirements, including having been in active service and been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. After meeting these basic requirements, there may be other requirements you must meet in order to receive the different types of Veterans’ Benefits.
Legal Editor: Kent Eiler, City Bar Justice Center
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