Veteran's Guide to Benefits

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Stackpole Books, 2005 - History - 258 pages
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  • Complete, updated information on veterans' benefits
  • Who's eligible, what's available, how to obtain benefits
  • Plus, a directory of federal and state-run veterans facilities and offices

One of America's favorite guides to benefits available to former members of the armed services and those planning to leave the service. Contains detailed information on veterans' medical programs, pensions, life insurance, home loans, disability pay, burial allowances, payments to families, and a wide assortment of educational benefits.

 

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Contents

BASICS ON VETERANS BENEFITS
1
KINDS OF VETERANS AND SPOUSES TOO
7
JustPlain Veteran Veterans
8
Exit Bonus Veterans
11
Disabled Veterans
13
LowIncome Veterans
15
BadPaper Veterans
17
Military Retirees
19
Voluntary Separation Incentive
103
Separation Pay
104
Fifteenyear Retirement
105
VETERANS PENSIONS
107
Improved Pension
108
OldLaw Pension
115
Section 306 Pension
118
PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES
121

Special Veterans
22
Spouses and Survivors
23
THE SOONTOBE VETERAN
25
Final Paycheck
26
Final Physical
29
Health Care
31
Dental Care
32
Time Off
33
Getting Home
35
Job Search
40
Unemployment Compensation
44
Veterans Preference
46
HEALTH CARE
49
VA Health Care
50
VAPaid Hospital Care
56
VAPaid Nursing Homes
60
Care for Family Members
62
Spina Bifida
65
Children of Women Vietnam Veterans
67
Gulf War Families
69
CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL OR ELDERLY VETERANS
70
VA Domiciliaries
71
State Veterans Home
74
Adult Day Care
77
US Retirement Homes
78
For Spouses
81
DISABILITY PAY
83
Disability Compensation
84
Disability Retirement
87
Temporary Disability Retirement
92
Disability Severance Pay
94
Vocational Rehabilitation
98
EXIT BONUSES
102
Death Pension
126
Birth Defects
129
LIFE INSURANCE
131
Veterans Group Life Insurance
132
Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
136
ServiceDisabled Veterans Insurance
139
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance
141
Programs for Pre1974 Discharges
142
HOME LOANS
147
GI BILL EDUCATION
158
Montgomery GI Bill
159
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves
163
Reservists Contingency Program
166
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
167
VietnamEra GI Bill
170
TYING UP LOOSE ENDS WITH THE MILITARY
172
Copies of Discharges
173
Upgrading Discharges
175
Correcting Military Records
177
Copies of Medals
181
TAPS
184
Burial Allowances
185
Headstones and Markets
186
National Cemeteries
188
Final Honors
190
VA Facilities
193
State Veterans Facilities
235
Veterans Helping Veterans
241
Nonmilitary Veterans
245
Official Wartime Periods
248
Some Statistics
250
INDEX
253
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