Veterans | Benefits, Resources, and Assistance
You've successfully transitioned out of the military. What does life hold for you as a civilian? Learn about the veteran benefits you’ve earned – in education, training, job help, health, housing and assistance, even Military Funeral Honors – and about all the programs that can help you make the most of your life as a veteran.
Questions? As you make prearrangements, ensure your funeral director/planner has a copy of your DD Form 214 or other discharge paper and knows where to find the Military Funeral Honors coordinator listed in the Military Funeral Honors Directory or the number to call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.
Military Funeral Honors Eligibility
Military funeral honors are provided to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans.
What to Expect During Military Funeral Honors
From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.
Taps and the Gun Salute: The History
Some Military funeral honors are based on historic traditions. Learn more about the history of Taps and the gun salute on Military OneSource.
Which GI Bill Is Best for You?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has several programs that can cover the cost of education and training, housing fees and more. Review the benefits of each program and find out which one works best for you.
Life Insurance for Veterans
Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re automatically provided life insurance.
VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Service Members
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
Make a Home Accessible With Department of Veterans Affairs Programs
If you're disabled, it is important to feel comfortable at home. Depending on your unique needs, modifications can make a big difference in your accessibility at home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Military Funeral Honors
The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.
Military Funeral Honors – The Essentials
Military Funeral Honors provides a final tribute to eligible veterans and a meaningful ceremony to their families. Military OneSource provides information to help you navigate the process to arrange Military Funeral Honors.
Overview of Veterans Affairs Benefits
You served. Now let the Department of Veterans Affairs serve you by helping you live life to the fullest.
Veterans Affairs Benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn Transitioning Service Members
Active-duty, Guard or reserve service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn deserve a smooth transition back to civilian life.
VA Health Care for Veterans
There are many reasons to sign up for VA Health Care, the first being low- to no-cost, quality health care. Learn more about which health care benefits you qualify for and how to apply.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Prevention Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs specifically to prevent homelessness or provide relief for veterans who are already homeless.
Veterans Programs, Services and Resources
The Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies offer numerous programs and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors. Beyond benefits, these programs and services are helpful.
Help for Veterans
As a service member, you’ve been taught to expect the unexpected. The unexpected can require a little support. As a veteran, you have help at hand. Find out about what kinds of assistance are available to you.
For Veterans: All the Benefits of Home
You saw your share of moving in the military. Now, as a veteran, maybe you're thinking about settling down. Thanks to your service, you've earned good benefits. Here are some other programs to check out.
Small Business Administration Veterans Services
If you are retiring from the military and thinking about the next chapter in your life, opening a small business can be an attractive option. The Small Business Administration can help you turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality, offering programs and information specific to military veterans.