There are many different benefits that you can receive being a veteran. In this article we are going to discuss the various veteran benefits available and how to apply for these benefits.
The first step in receiving veteran benefits is to apply for them. There are several ways that you can apply:
- With an accredited representative
- Paper applications
The easiest way to apply for benefits is by using the VA website and using the Ebenefits section of they’re website. The main bonus of Ebenefits is that it’s simple. All you have to do is go on the website and fill out the form and send it in. The benefits that you receive will depend on your active status
Pension Benefits For Survivors
This is the main veteran benefit available for survivors. The amount of money that you can get really depends on what your job was while you were in the military as well as the branch that you served in but this can prove to be a great source of income for many veterans.
Depending on your age you can also earn more with pension benefits. The average pension for most veterans sits at around 193.66 currently but you may be able to earn more, the best way to determine how much you can get is simply by filling out the online forum and sending it in.
Education Benefits For Veterans
Another huge benefit that is available to most veterans is actually free education. There are many schools and classes available to veterans and all you have to do is go to the VA website and find out which schools in your area accept veteran benefits (after you apply). You can visit your local VA office as well to find out if you apply for education.
Home Loan Benefits
Getting a home loan can prove to be a difficult task for a lot of people let alone veterans! Thankfully there are options available to help veterans buy a home. All you have to do to cash in on these benefits is fill in and mail your VA Form 26-1880, “Request for Certificate of Eligibility” form. You can also talk to your lender to see what benefits are available to you.
Life Insurance Benefits
Life insurance is a very important thing, especially for veterans. You’d be surprised to learn that there are policies in place to help veterans get the best life insurance possible. There are several different policies available:
- Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
- Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
- Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)
- Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)
- Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance (S-DVI)
- Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)
Each of these policies is tailored specifically to different veteran’s needs and it may be a good idea for you to look into each of these policies to see which one would be best for you and your family.
Disability Compensation Benefits
This is the main benefit available for veterans because it provides many veterans with a stable flow of cash which is helpful seeing most veterans find it hard to find work. This is extremely helpful for many seniors because of how little work is available for senior veterans.